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Online Teacher

Digital Teaching for Foreign Languages 

Course Summary

Are you a teacher of foreign languages or ESL? Do you struggle to use digital tools effectively in your classes, or want to discover new ones?

Explore the best free digital tools to boost your students’ motivation, use meaningful assessment tools and promote your student’s practice of all communicative skills. You will discover interactive presentation and gamification tools such as Genial.ly, multimedia forums such as Flipgrid, interactive video lessons such as EdPuzzle and AI tools like ChatGPT and the AI lesson creator specific for the teaching of foreign languages, Schemely.

If you use digital tools together with effective digital pedagogies the effects are even more positive than just using the tools. Learn about using Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies face-to-face and online, making students feel safe and part of a community. Understand the importance and difference in digital communication with your students, use multimedia formats to communicate, and tactful language and tone for the virtual space.

During this course, you will gain an understanding of different free digital tools and pedagogy to improve your technologically enriched second language face-to-face classes or your virtual classes alike.

 

By the end of the course, you will be able to find and use digital tools efficiently in your second language class, fostering your student’s motivation to learn and speak a foreign language. You will feel more confident using digital tools and teaching strategies that align with the virtual teaching environment.

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ON DEMAND FOR GROUPS OF MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE


5 days Price:  400 Euros
(25 hours)
6 days Price: 480 Euros(30 hours)
*Late fee: 60 extra euros will be charged if paid less than 8 weeks before the course.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Find and use effective digital tools for your L2 classes

  • Gamify your classes with strategies and/or tools

  • Communicate with your students effectively in virtual environments

  • Promote a safe environment online

  • Create a sense of community online

  • Create learning activities using digital apps and pedagogy

  • Create a unit for your class using apps and pedagogy learned

Schedule

Day 1: E-Pedagogy for Foreign Languages

-Presentations; Course Introductions

-Team building activities

-Effective and simple teaching strategies to enhance learning and motivation with digital technologies.

-How to choose digital tools for certain activities and learner preferences.

-Sample digital activities for your class

Day 2 Games and interactive presentations

-Benefits of interactive presentations: Genial.ly 

-Essential elements of gamification

-Escape Rooms

-Badges and boards

-Ideas for cooperative games

-Case study

-Practical task

 Day 3: Video Forums and interactive video lessons 

-Benefits and challenges

-Flipgrid

-Sample uses: Class or group discussions, formative assessment of oral skills, constructive peer and teacher feedback.

-EdPuzzle

-Case study

-Practical task

 Day 4: AI Revolution!

-Uses of Chat GPT

-Create your lesson plan in seconds with Schemely

-Practical task

 

Day 5:  Time to Review and share your project!

-Review Game

-Presentations from participants

-Final Reflection.

Day 6: Cultural experience (Optional added day)

-Day trip to discover tourist sites 

-Exchange of personal and cultural experiences

Your Trainer

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Dr. Carolina Castro

Carolina is an experienced educator with 21 years of teaching career in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education in Europe, USA and Australia. She started using digital technologies in her classes from 2006, embracing a long-term process, where she experimented and improved strategies and techniques on how to choose and implement new tools and e-pedagogies.

 

For the last 5 years, she has trained teachers from Europe, Asia and Australia, and she has collaborated with educational foundations and whole schools around the world. Carolina has a B.A. in English Language and Literature, an M.A. in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Education. Some of her topics of expertise are Project-Based Learning, Project-Based Language Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Digital tools for education, CLIL, Life skills, Pedagogy and E-Pedagogy among others.

 

She has presented in academic conferences, professional events for teachers and doctoral seminars around the world, online and face to face. When Carolina's PhD thesis was published, it was one of the few examples in the world of a foreign languages' practitioner using PBLL together with digital technologies sharing her experience. 

Essential Info

Duration: 25 hours for the face-to-face option and if you book 6 days the total would be 30 hours.

Certificate: A completion certificate will be provided when participants attend a minimum of 80% of the course.

Language: The course will be facilitated in English. Participants need to have a minimum of a B1 to attend.

Activities: Cultural activities will be included for participants in each course.

Schedule: Sessions can take place in the morning (9h to 14h) or the afternoon (15h to 20h). The day by day timetable posted here is tentative, your trainer will send it to you one week before the course begins and she may change it depending on the group needs accordingly.

Extra day add-On: All courses can have an optional extra 6th day that will be dedicated to cultural exchanges in an organised day trip excursion.

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