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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Methodologies & Technologies to promote oral communication in Language Education
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 143472-LLP-1-2008-1-NL-KA2-KA2MP
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
THE TRAINING IS
  IN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
Spanish
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
Spanish
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Primary
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Other, namely: student teachers
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
TELLConsult
Houtwerf 24
3451 DC -
Vleuten
Netherlands
http://www.tellconsult.eu
 
A.L.M. Koenraad
+316115349
ton.koenraad@gmail.com
M.K. Jauregi Ondarra
+31683691224
+3130 253 6083
k.jauregi@uu.nl
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Participants familiarize themselves with the course platform, study the recommended readings and select (local) content and/or topics to be elaborated when developing activities and materials during the course. To optimize the relevance of the course materials participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire.
The aim of the course is to promote participants' professionalism in the use of ICT tools and WEB 2.0 social software, including 3D virtual worlds and web videoconferencing for the development of their students'oral skills.
The course combines theoretical sessions on methodologies for computer mediated oral proficiency development with hands-on training and workshops. The focus is not on the technological aspects, but on teacher competences involved in designing and moderating activities using a number of ICT-tools and web applications relevant for networked and task-based language learning. Participants are actively involved and supported to develop - individually or in small groups - language activities and collaborative projects for use in their teaching practice.
To support participants in realising telecollaborative projects and enable them to pilot ideas and course materials in their local contexts they will be provided with post-course free access to the 2D and 3D environments introduced during the course.
Participants opting for the 3 ECTs-certificate version are expected to report on try-outs of (jointly) designed materials in their own teaching context. Or, alternatively, carry out further (literature) research and/or materials development related to one of the course topics.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Sunday
17.00 Social & cultural programme

Day 1 Monday
9.00
- Introductions and Orientation
- Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)
- Asynchronous communication: demo of applications & related classroom activities
13.00 Lunch
- Hands-on activities: familiarization with and developing tasks for selected software tools
- Reflection on design issues and teacher competences
16.30 Review of day 1
18.30 Social & cultural programme

Day 2 Tuesday
9.00
- Review of pre-course survey
- Introduction to synchronous communication: focus on 3D virtual worlds
- Demo of Open Sim (OS): focus on assessment of oral language skills: Language Village 2.0
- Hands-on activities: developing personal basic OS skills (1)
13.00 Lunch
- Hands-on activities: developing personal basic OS skills (2)
- Going through the motions & sharing the learner OS experience
18.00 Review of day 2

Day 3 Wednesday
9.00
- Introduction to Second Life (SL)
- Going through the motions & sharing the learner SL experience
13.00 Lunch;
- Introduction to web videoconferencing
- Hands-on activities: familiarization with and developing tasks for the selected platforms
- Relevant related research and resources
16.30 Review of day 3
18.00 Social & cultural programme

Day 4 Thursday
9.00
- Introduction to Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT)
- Designing activities for 3D and Videoconferencing
- Hands-on activities: Analysing tasks using a framework for task design
13.00 Lunch
- Guidelines for evaluating one’s own (future) practice involving technology enhanced, language learning
- Hands-on activities: Exploring tools, cases & applying the design framework to personal work-in-progress.
18.00 Review of day 4
20.00 Social & cultural programme

Day 5 Friday
9.00
- Guidelines for telecollaborative projects development
- Finalising tasks and/or project plans
13.00 Lunch
- Presentation of personal and group outcomes
- Course wrap-up & evaluation
16.00 Farewell drinks
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance (+ training content and time input description (Optional: 3ECTs version)
 
Certificate of attendance (+ training content and time input description (Optional: 3ECTs version)
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