Practical use of Technology in English Language Teaching

The aim of this course, in Oxford, England, is to increase participants' knowledge and awareness of how technology can best be used in English language teaching.

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: 2 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 25
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 22-50
  • Typical student mix:
    56% European, 21% Japanese, 14% South American, 9% Middle Eastern

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 3 Jul 2017
    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 23 Oct 2017
  • Tuition fees: 785.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 90.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Course objectives

This two week programme is aimed at non-native English adult educators, teacher trainers and educational inspectors. 

The aim of the course is to raise participants' awareness of the principles and practice of the use of technology in English language teaching. 

By the end of the course the aim is to have built participants confidence in their own technology skills and to increase their knowledge and awareness of how technology can be used in English language teaching. 

This is a very practical and useful course designed to equip participants with ideas and materials which they can use in the classroom once they return to their respective countries.

Methodology

During the course, participants are exposed to a wide range of technology and are given instruction on how to make the most of these tools. 

Participants will also learn how technology can assist a range of teaching styles and methodologies.

The course will review and discuss some or all of the following and the impact these technologies have on learning and teaching techniques:

  • Word-processing tools
  • Internet and web quests
  • Web 2.0, Blogging
  • Social Networking
  • PowerPoint
  • Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs)
  • Digital Images
  • Audio & Video Resources
  • Podcasting
  • Movie Making
  • Skype
  • Video Conferencing
  • Wikis
  • VLEs
  • ePortfolios
  • Blended learning

Participants are actively encouraged to share ideas with instructors, native teachers and fellow participants. 

In addition, the school is happy to make available to all participants their comprehensive range of materials and resources.

 

Pre - Course preparation

Participants are asked to complete a detailed pre course questionnaire about their background, experience and current teaching or teaching related position.

Social programme

At the beginning of each month students receive a monthly social programme. The weekly social programme is packed with cultural, sporting and leisure activities, including visits to a University college, film club, conversation club, theatre trip, greyhound racing, football, 'punting', museum visits and many, many more. 

A small charge (£3 to £10) is made for some activities, while others are free of charge.

Weekend excursions

Weekend trips are also available to places of interest, such as Bath and Stonehenge, Cambridge, and even Paris, Scotland or Amsterdam. Trips are reserved through the school’s tour providers Anderson Tours, International Friends, Universal Student Tours and Lil Adventure Tours. 

The cost is between £25 to £45 for one day trips and £125 to £229 for one, two or three night stays. When you get to the school ask at Reception if you need more details or would to book a trip.

Sample timetable – Week 1

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri    
Notes: This is a sample timetable. Course content and timings subject to alteration.

 

09:10 to 10:25 Orientation and introduction Basic computer skills Internet resources and evaluation Web 2.0 PowerPoint    
10:45 to 12:00 Overview of hardware, software and terminology Word processing Wequests Blogging Google Earth    
 12:20 to  13:10 Troubleshooting common problems Introduction to project work Security and safety online Social networking (Facebook Twitter etc) Interactive whiteboards: how to    
               
14:15 to 16:30   Social programme with tutor   Social programme with tutor Interactive whiteboards: practice    
               

Sample timetable – Week 2

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri    
Notes: This is a sample timetable. Course content and timings subject to alteration.
09:10 to 10:25 Making the most of audio resources Making the most of images Content authoring Successfully integgrating content into a syllabus Project presentations: part one    
 10:45 to 12:00 Audacity: recording your own audio files Making the most of video resources

Synchronous

tools

part one: text 

tools

Wikis, VLE's and blended learning Project presentations: part two    
12:20 to 13:10 Podcasting Digital cameras and movie making

Synchronous

tools

part two: audio 

tools - Skype

E - Portfolios Course review and ideas for future study    
               
14:15 to 16:30   Social programme with tutor   Social programme with tutor      
               

All BSC Teacher Training courses are eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Erasmus+ will have a new structure that combines current funding programmes in the sector including the Lifelong learning Programme (Comenius and Grundtvig) from 30 April 2014. Funding is available to help teachers to follow accredited training courses.

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Accredited by these organisations : ICEF, English UK