Blended Learning in language teaching
Increasing numbers of language schools are enriching their face-to-face courses with web-based training. Whenever a school transitions to providing a blended learning course, the number of choices they face can be bewildering. Which LMS would be best? A free open-source platform or a platform devised for social communication? Open or closed, or a combination? A platform provided by an ELT publisher, or somewhere to post interactive exercises created by teachers. Or another route entirely: a blog or a wiki? A platform to deliver online teaching, or one to store digital material?
This course is a unique combination of research into Blended Learning, the pedagogy of teaching and information on different platforms. Participants experience the use of an LMS to communicate with other teachers from around the world. The trainers deliver a series of webinars using Zoom.
For further details on this course, including content and cost, please click here: PSA course BL1-V5_2017
Blended Learning in language teaching – self-study
Do you want to enrich your knowledge and understanding of Blended Learning, but are unable to commit to either a face-to-face training course or an online course?
This self-study option allows you to study whenever and wherever you like. All participants use a state-of-the art learning platform and, upon submission of their final assignment, receive a Certificate of Attendance.
For further details on this course, including content and cost, please click here: PSA course BL2-V4
ICT in language teaching
As education undergoes the biggest paradigm shift since the printing press – the move into the new digital age – language teachers everywhere are faced with the same kind of decisions: which technologies should be incorporated into their courses? Why? How? What are the challenges? Which practical teaching ideas will work in their own context?
This innovative and wholly up-to-date course has been created by some of the leading practitioners in the field, and provides a thorough introduction to tech tools of interest to language teachers, from the latest apps to incorporating wikis; from blogs to recent developments such as AR (augmented reality). The course is unique in approach, providing a framework to evaluate new tools, and focusing specifically on areas important to all language teachers: using technology to teach grammar and vocabulary, the four language skills and pronunciation.
Participants use a learning platform in their studies, as well as attending webinars run by experts based in the UK.
For further details on this course, including content and cost, please click here: PSA course ICT1_v5_2017
Interactive whiteboards in English-language teaching
Do your language teachers under-use the Interactive Whiteboard in their classroom?
If the answer to this question is ‘yes’, this exciting one-day course may well be exactly the training course they need. Based on the resource book ‘400 ideas for using Interactive Whiteboards’, this highly practical course covers ideas for teaching grammar and vocabulary, the four language skills and pronunciation. It explores a range of tools and supports participants in creating and demonstrating their own activities.
The course works as an introduction for teachers starting out with the IWB and a refresher. Designed for the Smart board, it can be delivered with the make of boards chosen by your centre, including Promethean and Hitachi.
For further details on this course, including content and cost, please click here: PSA course IWB1_v4
Advanced interactive whiteboards in English-language teaching
This two-day course is perfect to explore the use of Interactive Whiteboards in language teaching. It extends the content of IWB1 (see above) to include the results of the research, the use of peripherals such as voting devices and using the IWB with portable devices such as the Smartphone and tablet.
For further details on this course, including content and cost, please click here: PSA course IWB2_v4