Teaching languages in the 21st century: Because learning a language was never more interesting!
€480 (Fully Funded)
Accommodation & Other
Up to €160 per day (Fully Funded)
Learning a language. An action that many people find boring, aimless, or just rocket science for them. However, it is actually as uninteresting or difficult as one might imagine? With the world evolving to a more digital society, learning a language cannot be an exception to this change.
Teachers of any filed are trying, especially now, to find innovative ways to include digital means in their curriculum in order to engage students, to make lessons more interesting and more responsive to this new digital reality.
If you are a language teacher trying to find innovative ways to make your classes more attractive, this course is for you! It will allow you to understand the importance of using digital tools in classroom, especially for teaching a language, it will help you get to know specific ICT resources that can enrich language learning in classroom and make students more interested. Lastly, this would be your opportunity to enhance your own digital and ICT skills through what you love the most, your work.
- The importance of ICT tools in the classroom of today
- Present like a Pro
- Learning a language through music and movies
- The use of videos
- From books to mobile apps
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
- Improvement of digital and ICT skills and knowledge of language teachers
- Development of language teachers’ creativity
- Discovery of new ways to make classes more interactive and attractive to the new generation, the digital natives
- Ability to adapt to new digital challenges
* The course can be modified according to the preferences of the attendees
During the first day of the course, we will introduce some ice-breaking activities so as to get to know each other and proceed with the introduction of the course. Registration procedures to the “Emphasys KA1 lifetime support platform” will then, follow to grant access to all the material used in this course and to a discussion forum with participants and trainers.
After clarifying any questions or doubts, the course will start with an introduction on the importance of using ICT tools in class, on e-learning as well as on blended learning. Learn the advantages (both at a personal and a professional level) of the integration of these tools in classrooms by current statistics, good practices and examples and discover innovative ways to do so.
Improve your presentation skills by learning how to use online presentation software. These apps will allow you to make presentations more interactive, add quizzes and polls in them and keep your students interested. The app will help you immediately see if your students understood your presentation or if they need further explanation.
Learn the advantages of using music and movies as a way of language learning. Tips on finding the right song or movie based on your students’ profile (age, language level, needs). Presentation of activities that can be developed based on a song or a movie.
Use videos of educational content to engage your students in language learning. If this is not enough, challenge yourself by creating your own engaging educational video or learn how to integrate comments or questions on existing videos that you find useful.
Discover useful apps aiming at language learning that can be used in the classroom as well as outside of it. These apps will help enhance your knowledge of what they have to offer and how they can be used in class. Other apps will help with language acquisition by contacting natives. Lastly, we will use the apps for creating interactive quizzes for enhancing the vocabulary and grammar skills of students.
A different venue for the last day of the course, to Larnaca. Recap and conclusion of the course. Last questions or doubts, evaluation, recommendations, further steps, stay in contact through the Emphasys KA1 platform. Certification of attendance for the participants. Assistance and final arrangements for airport transportation.
*The above dates can be flexible, whereas new ones can also be provided to accommodate the needs or availability of participants.