19th June 2023

2024 Course #5 Selected, internationally promoted practices for blended Language Teaching 

Course Nr.:   #5 Selected, internationally promoted practices for blended Language Teaching

Target Groups
Teachers responsible for language teaching in primary, secondary, vocational and adult education.

Dates / Locations

January 7 -12
September 15 – 20
February 18 – 23
May 19 -24
Leuven (BE)
August 18 – 23
Castellon (ES)
April 7 -12
November 3 – 8

Course Aims 
This course aims to:

  • further develop relevant teachers competences and confidence  when using online and blended learning approaches in language education
  • developing / enhancing participants’ e-didactic repertoire involving
    • competences to develop design based teaching and learning activities and related materials
    • promoting teacher professionalism in evaluating and selecting available content, apps and tools

The general educational principles addressed in this course will include:
– demonstrations of useful applications, exemplary materials and teaching practices related to a variety of modern language learning curriculum components and related methodologies
-hands-on activities carried out by participants individually, in pairs and/or small groups include sharing practices, exploring tools,  analyzing video clips and related lesson activities and creating content to be used in participants’ personal practice.

To address the anticipated variety in participants’ interests and needs (in terms of tools, pedagogical approach, target groups and individual technology skills level) most tasks are designed in such a way that they can lead to differentiated relevant learning experiences and outcomes.

To provide flexible access to course related tasks and resources a course learning management system (LMS) will be used.
After the course access is offered to participants to promote follow-up communication and collaborative learning when exchanging experiences with redesigned local practice samples.
A pre-course, online questionnaire could be provided to assess pre-knowledge and further align course content and procedures to needs and interests.

Day-to-Day Course Topics

Day 1 
• Meet & Greet / Introductions
• Cultural Event

Day 2
• Course overview / Questionnaire review / finetuning expectations
• Identifying forms of online and blended learning and teaching synchronously and asynchronously using videoconferencing, interactive technologies and screencasting to promote collaboration and creativity.
• Models and approaches to designing online teaching and learning
• Briefing on the course summative task: designing (components for) a (micro) teaching unit for local practice

Day 3
• Structuring online discussions for convergent and divergent thinking
• Analysing and developing a variety of clip types (e.g presentation, instructional, schoolboard, knowledge, smartphone based)
• Designing collaborative activities
• Exploring mobile based activities

Day 4
• Analysing and developing flipping-the-language classroom strategies
• Structuring lessons, modules & projects
• Writing web instructions
• Monitoring progress, tools and procedures to support formative assessment activities and giving feedback, online coaching
• Using / integrating Open Educational Resources

Day 5
• Developing and supporting student literacies and motivation for online learning
• Teacher visibility (communication strategies, contact moments, online coaching)
• Online assessment & testing
• Designing (components for) a (micro) teaching unit for local practice

*(Optional) Break-out session

Day 6
• Finishing materials & micro teaching unit
• Presenting & reviewing materials
• Briefing on follow-up activities (blended format), strategies for further professional development and sharing your know-how & ideas within your school)
• Course wrap-up, evaluation and certification

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