Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)
Technology Assisted Language Learning
Accommodation Homestay / Residence
Price Range £796.00 per week
Price Includes Course fees, accommodation, social programme
Beginners Not for beginners
Class Size 16 maximum
Course Length 2 weeks
Town / City & Region Norwich , Eastern England
Tuition Style Group
Tuition Hours Per Week 25.0
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Teachers
All of our teacher development courses are eligible for ERASMUS+ funding
The potential to enhance learning through technology has never been so great and increasingly, being able to integrate technology into the classroom is a core skill for teachers in the 21st century. On this course you will increase your awareness of the variety of technological tools you can use to facilitate language learning and also explore practical and effective ways of integrating technology into your teaching. You will also learn how to use technology to design effective self-access material. After the course you will be much more confident in integrating technology into your daily classroom practice and more aware of the learning potential of ICT.
Who is the course suitable for?
- Teachers interested in furthering their skills in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in language teaching, teacher training and professional development.
- Teachers with computer literacy skills and some knowledge of internet use in language teaching and learning.
- Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B1/B2 on the Common European Framework.
What will the course include?
As a course participant, you will receive a pre-course questionnaire, which should be returned prior to the course. This is to ensure that the areas of most relevance to you are integrated into the course content. Throughout the course you will be invited to reflect on your own professional practices.
In addition to developing your language skills, the course will include content drawn from some or all of the following areas, depending on your contextual and personal needs and priorities
- core internet skills (search, evaluation, resource creation and curation)
- web tools for creative teaching and learning
- digital literacies and learners
- web 2.0 v web 1.0 technology and professional development
- technology and curriculum integration
- mobile and handheld learning
- working with audio & video (podcasting / vodcasting)
- working with words (blogs / wikis)
- cloud computing
- interactive whiteboards
Time will be built into the course for reflection and for participants to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to classrooms in their own professional contexts.
All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.
How long is the course?
The 50-hour course provision includes intensive tuition by trainers who are experts in the field of Information and Communication Technology in language teaching, as well as opportunities for reading and research and guest lectures from well-known figures in the field of ELT.
Classes are held from Monday to Friday and take place as detailed in the course-specific timetable but always within the hours 0915 – 1715.
What approach is used?
Classes will be practical and ‘hands-on’ but with reference to relevant theory.
The course includes intensive tuition by trainers who are experts in the fields of language, materials and methodology, as well as opportunities for reading and research and guest lectures from well-known figures in the field of ELT.
Facilities and Resources
NILE course participants have free access to an extensive ELT library and a modern suite of computers with a broadband Internet link. The NILE course venues have a wireless (Wi-Fi) environment. Each course has a Moodle online learning environment where course materials and views of course participants can be shared digitally. This is kept active for at least six months beyond the course so you can keep in touch with your fellow course participants.