ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

English through technology

Course dates:
8-12.7.2019
5-9.8.2019
23-27.9.2019

Improve your English while improving your ICT capabilities

Language as the means of human communication “par excellence” and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as the main contemporary tool for communication meet in this course. This is an English course aiming at adult learners of all levels from A1 and above. The emphasis is put on the use of language through classroom discussions, group work and much of individual/group work through technology. The participants will eventually improve their English language skills as well as their ability to use the latest ICT tools for teachers.

Target audience

Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs) Teacher trainers Careers officers, educational guides and counselors Inspectors Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organizations offering adult education Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation Non-teaching administrative staff Members of students/teachers councils in adult education

Instructors

Mr Georgios Charalambous will be the principal instructor of this course. Mr Charalambous has a rich experience in teaching ICT to students of all ages. He holds an Engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MA in Adult Learning and Global Change from the Linköping University, Sweden (2015). Mr Charalambous speaks Greek (mother tongue), English and Spanish. He has also an advanced knowledge of French and has studied a number of other languages to different degrees.

Language of the seminar

English

Program of seminar

Day 1 – Learning English in the era of the Internet (8.30-13.30)
1. Part A - Meet Cyprus: History, geography and contemporary reality of Cyprus. We will also talk about Paphos, our district. Participants will present their country and their place of living.
2. Part B - Learning English in unconventional ways

  • Google search
    • Learning words combined with images
    • Searching for sentences. Looking at the context
  • MS Excel vocabulary lists and relevant sites to build exercises from vocabulary.
  • Using Google Translate to learn English.
  • Applications of text-to-speech.

Day 2 - Language-Technology-Action (8.30-13.30)
We will visit the Paphos Archaeological Park, take photos, return to the classroom and discuss. Publish photos on the Internet through a blog and social networks. Discussions will include

  • The local culture as a source of learning.
  • Publishing photos on the Internet: Privacy and Copyright issues

Day 3 - Englishes of the world (8.30-13.30)

  • Explore the “local” Englishes all over the world.
    • Work on videos and podcasts that use American and Black, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Canadian, Asian, Indian and Spanish English.
    • Listening to computer created speech.
  • English as a global language
    • The globalization of English through technology
    • The effect of global English on the European languages

Day 4 - Adaptive learning (8.30-13.30)
This is a day of creativity combining the human and the artificial intelligence.

  • Learn English with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Using AI assistants
  • Digital culture for English learning: Creating poetry, music and paintings with AI.

Day 5 - Open education for English Language learning (8.30-13.30)
How to continue learning and practicing English after the course, using open online resources.

  • The European and International open online resources to learn and practice English.
    • MOOCs for English Language
    • MOOCs in English language

Special attention is given throughout the course for the acquisition of certain practical skills. Therefore, during the practical session of each day, participants use the latest technologies such as cloud technologies, online tools for the teacher / student collaboration and tools for a modern and innovative teaching.

Cost of seminar

350 euros per participant (70 euros/day/participant)

Practical details

The cost of the seminar includes coffee breaks and the archaeological Park entrance fee. The cost of the lunches is not included. Lunches, hotel/apartment and travelling from/to airports are the responsibility of the participants.

Paphos has an airport. RYANAIR connects Paphos directly to Thessaloniki, Brussels Charleroi,Kaunas, Krakow, London Stansted, Manchester, Rome Chiampino and Stockholm Skavsta. EASYJET connects Paphos to England daily. GERMANIA connects Paphos to 6 major German cities twice a week. Visit the official site of the airport to see all connections here. Please check availability and try to find a direct flight to Paphos. In case you arrive at Larnaca Airport, you will need a bus (2 hours approx) to Paphos.

In case of disabled participants please contact us