30 hours per week
Start dates: 10th February, 06th April, 15th June, 29th June, 13th July, 27th July,10th August, 24th August,12th October 2020
Maximum 12 students per group
Course length: 1 week
Levels (CEFR): B1 (Intermediate) to C2 (Proficiency)
The course consists of two main components plus an extensive Scottish culture programme:
The morning methodology sessions will focus on the use of technology in the classroom. We will look at the use of applications, smart devices and web resources to in order to create imaginative lessons. We will help you to help your students acquire and activate vocabulary, practise language structures and get motivated. Every day you will explore an aspect of using digital resources in teaching English. The course is based on practical workshops and discussions around an aspect of English language teaching and learning with technology.
The English language component concentrates on speaking and listening skills as well as fluency in the afternoon sessions. You will expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar for both professional and everyday purposes.
The Scottish Culture component includes an introduction to Edinburgh and the Scottish arts. Activities include a tour of Edinburgh with a guide, a ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing), whisky tasting and excursions to historical landmarks and places of cultural interest. Please note that the selection of activities varies depending on the time of year and availability.
Are you ready to bring fun to the classroom?
What to expect?
- Find out about new tools to create innovative content.
- Learn how to collaborate and brainstorm both inside and outside the classroom
- Discover augmented reality quizzes and experiences
- Learn how to create and edit mini interactive video clips
- Create digital teaching material
- Present your ideas
- Get familiar with the use of iPad, tablet, Apple TV, computers and mobiles in the classroom
- Exchange ideas with colleagues from around the EU and beyond.
- Define ICT usage in education with its pros and cons
- Introduction to games with learning purposes
What kind of tools you will learn to use?
Quizzes, Google Suite, Mind-mapping, videos, tablets, interactive TV, digital pencils, video editing software, online collaborative tools , Timed repetition vocabulary practice tools, online pronunciation tools, online forms
Who is the programme for?
The training course is addressed to all teachers teaching children from 10 years old, adult teachers, school directors, school inspectors and schools staff in general who wish to acquire the skills for using ICT and online tools with educational purposes.
This course is particularly recommended for teachers taking their “first digital steps” in the classroom. This programme is eligible for (but is not exclusive to) teachers with Erasmus+ funding. Participants should have at least an intermediate B1 level of English.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance in the end of the programme.
It is recommended that participants study for a minimum of two weeks but one-week stays are also accepted. Please note that accommodation is not included.
Our courses start every Monday all year round.
Technology in the classroom & English language development1 week
- 30 hours per week
- Morning group lessons
- Afternoon Spoken Performance
- Full social programme
- Course material
- WiFi, coffee, tea and cakes on Friday
Combi : Technology in the classroom & English language development Plus Intensive English Course2 weeks
- 30 hours per week
- First week: Technology in the classroom and English language development.
- Second week: Intensive English Course details here