Summer crash course in tech for language teachers

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Description of the activity
Is tech an add-on in the language class, a bonus only? How can it be naturally embedded in the whole learning and teaching process?
In a hands-on course, we’ll experiment and reflect how language teachers are harnessing tech today: mobile learning with apps, flipped classrooms, social networks, digital storytelling, visual communication among others.
Let’s tap into the potential of tech to learn languages in the 21st century. Enjoy!
Target audience

Teachers of any language at primary, secondary or adult level.

Technical requirements
  • Intermediate level of English.
  • Basic knowledge of internet and 2.0 tools.
  • Generate strategies and methodological resources to use tech meaningfully in the classroom.
  • Design context-based activities to promote communicative and digital competence of our students.
  • Promote peer exchange of ideas and knowledge.
  • Module 1: M-learning: mobile learning with apps and social networks.
  • Module 2: PBL. Project-Based Learning and Google Apps.
  • Module 3: Mixing media: Images, Sound. Copyright and Fair Use.
  • Module 4: Digital Storytelling. The Flipped Classroom.
  • Module 5: Maps & Graphs: Visual communication.
Teachers are expected to participate actively in the discussions provided in the light of their experience and the background reading suggested. All the tasks are hands-on around the tools presented. Participants are asked to design a practical project for their classroom.
Certification requirements

To pass this course it is required to:

  • Participate actively in the discussions provided.
  • Design all practical tasks in each module.
  • Design one class project in collaboration with their peers integrating materials and tools presented.

From 1 to 17 July  2015

Course duration

30 hours



Sonia GuilanaSònia Guilana @sguilana

A Highschool teacher of English and German since 1996, currently teaching at Institut Castelló d’Empúries (Girona). Teacher trainer for the Department of Education in Catalonia with a passion for innovation and creating 21st century learning environments.