ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

English through technology

In English

25/9/2023-29/9/2023
29/1/2024-2/2/2024
4/3/2024-8/3/2024
6/5/2024-10/5/2024
24/6/2024-28/6/2024
22/7/2024-26/7/2024
23/9/2024-27/9/2024
4/11/2024-8/11/2024

20/1/2025-24/1/2025
10/3/2025-14/3/2025
5/5/2025-9/5/2025
23/6/2025-27/6/2025
21/7/2025-25/7/2025
22/9/2025-26/9/2025
3/11/2025-7/11/2025

Welcome to "English through Technology," a special ERASMUS course for teachers across Europe. In this course, we'll explore how to use new technology, like Artificial Intelligence (AI), to make teaching and learning English more exciting and effective. You'll get hands-on experience with the latest tech tools that make learning English fun and engaging. Our classes will have lively discussions, group projects, and lots of activities using technology. This way, you'll not only get better at English but also learn how to use cool tech tools in your teaching. By the end of the course, you'll be more confident in your English skills and ready to use new technology in your classrooms. Join us for this exciting journey to blend technology with language learning!

Learning objectives

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of English in the world
  • Explain the effect of digital technologies on languages
  • Analyze the effect of AI on language teaching and learning
  • Develop and edit text, image, sound and video using the latest digital tools
  • Use the latest apps and online possibilities for teaching a language
  • Apply the SAMR method to design lesson plans
  • Appreciate the advantages of using new technologies in language teaching and learning
  • Embrace the new role of educators in a complex globalized world

Program of seminar

Day 1 – Learning English in the era of the Internet (8.30-14.00)
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

  • Using GPT
  • Using machine translation
  • Voice recognition and text-to-speech.
  • Apply the SAMR method to design lesson plans

Day 2 - Language-Technology-Action (8.30-14.00)
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 (8.30-14.00)

  • 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 (8.30-14.00)
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 (8.30-14.00)
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

Target audience

Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult)

Instructor

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.

Language of the seminar

English

Cost of seminar

400 euros per participant (80 euros/day/participant)

Practical details

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

Please follow this link to learn about air transport, bus, and taxi in order to reach us more easily. Some hotel recommendations are also included.

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