Teaching English using a Media Toolbox and Web-based Technologies

Be introduced to a wide range of technological tools and media that can be applied when teaching English in new, innovative and motivating ways

Teaching English using a Media Toolbox and Web-based Technologies  

Summer school

The media is part of the everyday lives of many pupils. Therefore teaching in primary schools should include media as well. This course introduces participants to a wide range of technological tools and media that can be applied when teaching English as a second or foreign language in new, innovative and motivating ways

About the programme

Facts

Subject: Teaching English using a Media Toolbox and Web-based Technologies

Duration: 2 weeks

Dates: 5 August – 16 August 2019

Language: English

Credits: 5 ECTS

Academic level: BA level

Prerequisites: The module is designed for primary- and lower secondary students, teachers or professionals.

Course fee:

EU citizens = to be decided for 2019

Non-EU citizens = to be decided for 2019

Course fee includes

  • Classes and tuition
  • Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
  • Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
  • Personalised graduation certificate
     

Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

Application deadline: 1 May, 2019

Location: VIA University College, Aarhus City Campus, Aarhus Denmark

About the course
In this course, you will be introduced to a wide range of technological tools and media that can be applied when teaching English as a second or foreign language in new, motivating and innovative ways

In a globalized world, communication has become essential and so have innovative teaching methods. Pupils use media for communication in their everyday lives – now it is time for teachers to take advantage of the pupils’ skills and use a media toolbox and web-based technologies to teach process-based spoken and written English.

This course offers an opportunity to acquire knowledge about the possibilities of using technologies in English, as well as a hands-on approach. An important part of the course is to become familiar with the use of technology and combine it with methodological and didactic approaches within language teaching. The latest theory and practice go hand in hand and are thus core components of this course. As an important practice aspect of this course, the content learned at campus will be implemented in short teaching sequences by the summer school participants in a local public school.

The course will introduce the participants to a range of technological tools from a media toolbox that can be applied when teaching English in a new, innovative and motivating way. The focus will be on process-based approaches to both spoken and written English as a second or foreign language.

Content

  • Introduction to the media toolbox and web-based technologies and theory of language acquisition
  • Hands-on activities in order to learn how to use the media toolbox
  • Hands-on activities with regard to process-based spoken and written English
  • Introduction to theory regarding the employment of digital media in a teaching contexts
  • Planning, carrying out and evaluating short media tool based teaching sequences in Danish schools
  • Introduction to rhetorical approaches to teaching process-based spoken and written English
     

Learning outcome

  • Knowledge about and ability to use the web-based technologies and the media toolbox in teaching contexts
  • Knowledge about and skills to use media tools as a motivational factor in a classroom setting
  • Knowledge about language acquisition theories and employing them in different contexts
  • Knowledge about didactics and methods of teaching English through a digital approach
  • Knowledge about process-based spoken and written English
  • Ability to plan, carry out, evaluate and develop short media tool based teaching sequences,
  • Ability to teach process-based spoken and written English
     

More information and application can be found on our English website

Practical information
The course fee does not include food or accommodation expenses.
Contact
You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions

VIA Summer School
Project Manager
Anna Kronborg Bell
E: summerschool@via.dk
T: +45 87 55 15 05