ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

English through technology

In English

20/2/2023-24/2/2023
10/7/2023-14/7/2023
7/8/2023-11/8/2023
25/9/2023-29/9/2023

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.

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

  • Google search
    • Learning words combined with images
    • Searching for sentences. Looking at the context
  • Using Google Translate to learn English.
  • 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.

In case of disabled participants please contact us