This course is designed to help English language teaching professionals around the world incorporate technology into their classrooms. Learners will acquire basic knowledge and skills in technology through course readings, discussions, and assignments. The course will help participants utilize technology in lesson planning, materials development, feedback, and assessment, and use technology to improve language learning and teaching, as well as professional communication, collaboration, and efficiency by participating in online discussions as well as completing the assignments.
The course is self-paced. It has 5 modules, and it will be open for 12 weeks. Each module will require 3-5 hours of work. Participants can complete coursework at any time during the 12 weeks, but all work must be submitted by May 4, 2020.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify technology resources and their potential to support language teaching
- Demonstrate understanding of the benefits of using free reading sources online and how to utilize fanfiction/communities of fans to connect reading and writing
- Demonstrate how to evaluate the usefulness of technology tools for teaching listening
- Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of using technology to learn and teach speaking and pronunciation
Target Audience: Adult non-native English speaking teachers of English and education professionals interested in professional development opportunities.
Course is provided by ISU on behalf of the American English E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by FHI 360.