30 June to 7 July 2013

Effective Use Of Web-Based Applications In Task Based Language Teaching (lang 2)

This course provides technical knowledge and skills about Web 2.0 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.

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Applicant Profile
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 and a copy of a diploma demostrating the English language skills as soon as possible, and no later than the 16th January, 2013. Applicants not seeking a Comenius/Grundtvig in service training grant can submit their application up to 30 April 20123 .

Dates: 30th June to 7th July 2013.
Comenius/Gruntvig Application Deadline:  11th January, 2013.
Capacity: 25 participants.
Language of Instruction: English.
Location: This course will be held at the Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende, Campus Bruges, Belgium.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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-2012-267-002. 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-2012-266-002. 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 on Sunday, 30th June, 2013 at the Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende, Bruges, Belgium. Exact location to be specified.
Work load: The course lasts for 1 week. It involves eight hours of teaching/sessions/practice a day, for 5 days a week and a social culural programme.

Mr. Ruggero Lala, Director of Programmes.
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: office@amsu.edu


Course Leaders & Tutors

Bart Bonamie (Belgium) - Philologue.
Bart Bonamie (Belgium) has an MA in Germanic Philology. After finishing his studies at the University of Ghent, Belgium, he worked at the same university for the Teacher Training Department at first, and later on for the Department of Education, specializing in digital literacy, youth cultures and integration of ICT in English language teaching. He is currently a lecturer of English at the Department of Tourism and Travel Management at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. 

Alessandra Corda (Netherlands) - Coordinator; Faculty of Arts, University of Leiden.
Alessandra Corda holds an MA in Classics and General Linguistics from the Università di Torino (Italy). From 1989 until 1997 she taught Italian at several Dutch institutions, among which the Faculty of Arts at Leiden University. Since 1996 she has been working at this Faculty as coordinator for CALL and ICT in education projects. She is particularly interested in the use of the Internet for foreign language teaching and has published and given seminars on this subject. She has been a tutor for the AMSU courses since 2001 and has worked together with Bart Bonamie, Ton Koet, Willem Verberk and Willy Weijdema.

Ton Koet (Netherlands) - Teacher Trainer; Graduate School of Teaching & Learning (ILO), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam School of Education (HVA).
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 session with the senior tutor Bart Bonamie


Sunday, 30 June 2013

14.00 arrival and registration
16.00 Welcome drinks
19.00 Social and cultural programme

Monday, 1 July 2013

Task based language learning as opposed to "traditional" language learning
The Common European Framework
The ETALAGE repository
13.00 Lunch
14.00 General technical skills: working with digital resources and web pages
Presentation of sites with relevant information for language teachers and with language teaching materials
Introduction to collaborative software (e.g. blogs, wiki's)
Developing a task with web-based materials
17.30 Break
18.00 Social and cultural programme

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Introduction to digital audio and video and good samples of ETALAGE practice
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Introduction to audio editing software
Developing a task with digital audio
17.30 Break
18.00 Social and cultural programme

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Introduction to freeware web-based software for interactive language exercises
13.00 Lunch
How to create networks dedicated to task-based language learning with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme
Integrating language tasks in the school curriculum. How to work with language tasks in the classroom
17.30 Break
18.00 Social and cultural programme

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Design and develop tasks and activities using the acquired (technical) skills
13.00 Lunch
Design and develop tasks and activities using the acquired (technical) skills
17.30 Break
19.00 Course Dinner

Friday, 5 July 2013

Finalizing the tasks and activities
13.00 Lunch
Presentation of the activities to the group
Seminar wrap-up and evaluation
Certification. Farewell drinks
17.30 Break
18.00 Social and cultural programme

Saturday, 6 July 2013

10.00 Social and cultural programme

Sunday, 7 July 2013


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