The Best Digital Tools for Language Teachers

Description

Concept by Federica Di Bartolomeo

Targeted to B2 speakers or above. Read more »

At the B2 CEFR level, learners understand complex texts, both concrete and abstract, and engage in fluent and spontaneous interactions with native speakers. They can produce detailed texts, presenting viewpoints on a wide range of subjects and considering different options.

This course has been specifically designed for language teachers who want to integrate educational apps and digital tools into their methodology, practicing the latest language teaching approaches.

Participants will learn about some of the most suitable educational apps for language teaching and language learning, gaining practical experience in the best solutions to foster students’ engagement and motivation.

The course will guarantee the participants the necessary knowledge to integrate these apps into the classroom as valuable tools to support each student’s learning style. 

Moreover, the course will focus on digital tools that help to develop students’ language skills through music, cinema, and arts. 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to confidently integrate a variety of digital tools into their lesson plans and maintain an effective learning environment in their language class.

Requirements

Suggested computer proficiency: Basic

Confirmed sessions

LocationDateStatusEnrol
Dublin29 April 2024ConfirmedBook »
Barcelona20 May 2024ConfirmedBook »
Dublin10 June 2024ConfirmedBook »
Dublin8 July 2024ConfirmedBook »
Dublin29 July 2024ConfirmedBook »
Barcelona16 September 2024ConfirmedBook »

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Use different educational apps in a language class, providing students with the best learning experience;
  • Know the best apps to enrich students’ vocabulary and comprehension;
  • Acquire a general overview of the many educational possibilities of using educational apps and the motivational dimension brought to the language classroom when using them;
  • Be able to choose the most suitable tools according to student’s needs and learning styles;
  • Be able to use Games and Quizzes Apps in the classroom.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & Google in the classroom

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.

Google in the classroom

  • Managing your language class with Google;
  • Blending realia and digital tools in your language class;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Apps for storytelling

  • Best apps to teach with Storytelling: intro and practice;
  • Digital tools to improve your student’s writing skills with fun;
  • Best apps to teach with Comics: Intro and practice.

Day 3 – Teaching language through art

  • Language teaching with Art and Artful Thinking Strategies: creative digital tools;
  • Useful apps to enrich your students’ vocabulary;
  • Language teaching with online quizzes

Day 4 – Teaching language through music

  • Language teaching with Music: intro and practice with different apps;
  • Grammar is fun: best games and digital tools;
  • Best apps to improve students speaking skills.

Day 5 – Teaching language through cinema

  • Language teaching with Cinema: practicing with video editing;
  • Taking it home and making it happen; 
  • Implementing what you’ve learned.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Dates and locations

= confirmed date

Amsterdam

Price: 580€*

Barcelona

Price: 480€*

Berlin

Price: 480€*

Dublin

Price: 580€*

Nice

Price: 480€*

Trapani

Price: 480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.

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Reviews about this course

Judith Kasperfrom Austria
5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. One of the aspects that stood out to me the most was the vibrant and diverse international community that was present throughout the program. Interacting with fellow educators from different parts of the world brought a unique perspective to the learning environment and enriched the overall experience. Additionally, the course took place in a stunningly beautiful city, which further enhanced the learning atmosphere. The combination of a picturesque setting and the engaging content of the course created a truly memorable and inspiring experience.

Liliana Vasileva Nikolovafrom Bulgaria
5 stars

I like the information the course gave us, we worked with many useful tools. Our teacher was great, she showed us many useful applications. I loved it!

Ivelina Kolevafrom Bulgaria
5 stars

Thank you for this opportunity to learn something new and useful, and to meet colleagues from different places. Great atmosphere, attitude and resources.

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