The globalization and the technological development are undoubtedly two defining phenomena of our era. Interrelated and intertwined these two phenomena produce an intense complexity in our everyday life and affect all aspects of it, including languages. This course invites you into a fascinating voyage of discovering the effects of globalization and the Internet on the language you teach (mother language or foreign), finding out how they affect your students and the classroom, and how they change education, methodologies and tools used. The course includes practical sessions that will enrich the theory presented and will help the contemporary language teacher feel comfortable with the modern ICT tools for learning and teaching.
So, see it differently: Consider a really “hot”- content course, in a centuries-old town that is cultural capital of Europe in 2017, add the sun and the sea and there you get the perfect package for learning and relaxing.
Welcome to our course!
Language Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Careers officers, educational guides and counselors
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
Mr Georgios Charalambous will be the 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). Title of thesis: TEACHERS IN THE ERA OF ACCELERATION: How the acceleration of ICT developments influences the ICT use by teachers at school. 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
Program of seminar
Day 1 (8.30-14.00)
Opening and welcome session. Presentation of trainers and participants. Formal language learning in Europe: A review of the sector. Methods and technologies used.
Practical session: ICT tools for teachers, Cloud technologies
Day 2 (8.30-14.00)
Informal and non-formal ways to learn a language. Explore the available possibilities and discuss how these affect the formal ways of language learning. Present and practice all available online ways to learn a new language
16.00: Cultural event: Guided visit to the Paphos main archaeological area.
Day 3 (8.30-14.00)
Language technology (LT): Review of the sector. LT tools in use. LT research and trends. The use of Language technology in Language learning.
Practical session: Make use of LT tools in use today. Work on scenarios of using LT in the classroom.
Day 4 (8.30-14.00)
Globalization and languages: English as a global language; English as a common language in Europe; French in the modern world; Smaller European Languages in the era of globalization; The digital life of languages.
Practical session: a. The Edmodo platform; b. Email, blogs, microblogs, podcasts, Social networks: a modern approach
Day 5 (8.30-14.00)
Two major subjects are presented and discussed:
1.Language teachers and the technological innovation: All major technological trends including AI, Big Data, and the IoT, are analyzed and connected to language teaching and learning.
2.Language Teachers and the acceleration of technological development
Practical session: Open education in language teaching and learning
Cost of seminar
350 euros per participant (70 euros/day/participant)
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