20 October to 27 October 2013
Creating Multimedia Activities for Language Learning (lang 4)
This course provides technical knowledge and skills about applications relevant to the development of multimedia activities for foreign and second language learning. It provides knowledge about sites with relevant information about the use of multimedia activities in foreign and second language teaching. It raises awareness of the pedagogical and methodological skills to effectively implement multimedia activities in classroom and to design web-based language teaching materials.
The idea of this course is "learning by doing" and "learning while doing": every day there will be workshop sessions. Participants will be actively involved and will develop - alone or in small groups - language activities and exercises for direct use in their lessons.
This course is intended for newly qualified and practising foreign language teachers interested in the possibilities of the Internet for their classroom practice. A basic knowledge of computers is necessary: participants should at least be familiar with Windows platforms and word-processors
Comenius and Grundtvig in-service training grant applicants should submit their completed application form, a copy of a diploma demostrating the English language skills as soon as possible, and no later than 26 April, 2013. Fee Paying deadline: 15 August, 2013.
Dates: 20th to 27th of October, 2013.
Comenius/Grundtvig Application Deadline: 26th April, 2013.
Capacity: 25 participants.
Language of Instruction: English.
Location: This course will be held in one of the building of the Graduate School of Child Development and Education of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Address: Plantage Muidergracht 24. Building P, 1018 Amsterdam.
Computers: For this course, only the use of Windows computers is supported, there will be no facilities available for Mac users.
Fee: € 745,- (including course materials, welcome drink, access to the cultural evening programme).
Grant: COMENIUS 2.2/GRUNDTVIG 3 In-Service Training Grant of the European Union.
Comenius in-service training grants' course code: NL-2012-271-002. For more information on these grants please visit the website of the Lifelong Learning National Agency of your country. A list of National Agencies can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/national_en.html Grundtvig in-service training grants' course code: NL-2012-270-002. For more information on these grants please visit the website of the Lifelong Learning National Agency of your country. A list of National Agencies can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/national_en.html
Registration: Confirmed participants are expected to register between 15.00 PM and 17.30 PM on Sunday 20th of October 2013 at The CREA: Nieuwe Achtergracht 170 1018 WV Amsterdam. The registration includes a welcome drink for the participants and tutors.
Accommodation: The University dormitories are not available for October. Therefore participants should make reservations in Hotels Bed and Breakfast, hostels or any other accommodation according to their wishes and needs. Lists of suggested hotels can be found at the bottom of the page http://www.amsu.edu/en/housing.
Work load: The course lasts for 1 week. It involves eight hours of teaching/sessions/practice a day, for 5 days a week. The lessons are scheduled 09:00 - 13:00. and 14:00 - 18.00 every day.
Mr. Ruggero Lala, Course Co-ordinator.
The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University(AMSU). P.O. Box 53066. NL-1007 RB Amsterdam. The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 620 0225; Fax: +31 (0)20624 9368 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Geert Bonamie (Belgium)
Geert Bonamie (Ma Germanic Philology, Ghent University, Belgium) started working for the English department of Ghent University in 2003, first as a researcher, then as a teaching assistant, a position he currently still holds. In 2006 he combined this with a position in the IT department of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at the same institution, where he is responsible for supporting and advising education innovation projects in the Faculty. He is enthusiastic about the integration and application of IT in education in general, and wants to share this knowledge with whoever is interested. For that particular reason, in 2009, he co-founded Let's Learn IT, a non-profit organization that is mainly occupied with offering courses about IT & education. You can follow him on Twitter (@letslearnit), check his blog (blog.letslearnit.org), or visit his scoops -in the context of this workshop, www.scoop.it/t/audio-video-tools-for-educators might be of particular interest.
Wouter de Jong (The Netherlands) ESL teacher
Wouter de Jong holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Leiden. Wouter teaches English, coordinates IT projects and administers the Electronic Learning Environment at a Dutch grammar school. He also advices teachers how to implement IT in their curriculum. Wouter has been an assistant for the AMSU courses since 2010
Ton Koet (The Netherlands) - Teacher Trainer, Graduate School of Child development and Education, University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Ton Koet holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Amsterdam, an MA in Anglo-Irish Studies from the National University of Ireland and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam. He is a teacher educator and works for the Amsterdam School of Education and the Graduate School of Teaching and Learning of the University of Amsterdam. He has taught a variety of courses in initial teacher education, ranging from English phonetics and phonology to the English speaking world and from 20th century literature to English for classroom management. He has been active in the professional development of teachers, organising numerous courses on new technologies in language teaching. He is a Life Long Learning expert.
Working sessions at the University of Amsterdam
Coffee and Tea Break Well deserved Certificate award
Sunday, 20 October 2013
14:30 - 18.00 Registration, welcome drinks, social and programme. Exact location to be announced.
Monday, 21 October
9.30 General technical skills: working with digital resources and web pages
Presentation of sites with relevant information for language teachers and with language teaching materials
14.00 Introduction to collaborative software (e.g. blogs, wiki's)
Developing a task with web-based materials 17.30 Social and cultural programme
Tuesday, 22 October Morning
9.30 Introduction to digital images, audio and video: formats, players, editing and capturing software
14.00 Working with audio editing software
Developing a task with digital audio 18.00 Social and cultural programme
Wednesday, 23 October
9.30 Introduction to freeware web-based software for interactive language exercises
Examples of use of websites for language activities - WebQuest: a pedagogical model for the use of websites in language activities
14.00 Developing interactive exercises
Evening: Social and cultural programme or free evening
Thursday, 24 October
9.30 Design and develop tasks and activities using the acquired technical skills
14.00 Design and develop tasks and activities using the acquired technical skills
Introduction to synchronous communication software 19.30 Course Dinner
Friday, 25 October
9.30 Finalizing the tasks and activities
14.00 Presentation of the activities to the group
Seminar wrap-up and evaluation 16.30 Certifcates awarding and closure drink
Saturday, 26 October
14.00 (optional) Social and cultural programme
Sunday, 27 October
Applicants must return the completed pre-registration form and required supporting documents. After they can apply to the National Agency of their country for a Comenius or Grundtvig grant. Apply for this course