International Class and Teacher Education

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 and information

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

    Duration: 2 weeks

    Dates: 5 August - 16 August 

    Language: English

    Credits: 5 ECTS

    Academic level: Bachelor level

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

    Maximum enrolment: Maximum 30 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available places, they will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Housing: VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    Application deadline: 1 May, 2018, however courses with available places will remain open for application until June 15.

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

  • Content

    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
  • Tuition and fees

    Accommodation, meals, insurance, visa and travelling expenses are not included in the fee

    EU-citizens = TBD

    Non-EU citizens = TBD

    Discount

    Please contact VIA Summer School to learn more about possibilities for discounts on this course.

    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.

    VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    This course is offered under the act of Danish Open University.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us for further information

    Use this form or contact us via the details below

    VIA University College

    Anna Kronborg Bell

    Project Manager

    VIA Summer School

    +45 87551505

    summerschool@via.dk