11 August to 18 August 2013

Digital Audio and Video in Language Teaching (lang 3)

This course provide 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 raise 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.

If you would like to be kept informed about this course, please send us an email.


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 of Janaury, 2013. Applicants not seeking a  Comenius/Grundtvig in service training grant can submit their application up to the 30th of April 2013 .

 11th to 18th, August 2013.
Comenius/Gruntvig Application Deadline: 30th of April, 2013.
Capacity: 25 participants.
Language of Instruction: English.
Location: This course will be held in one of the building equipped with computer rooms of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) located in the city centre.
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-2012-269-003. 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-2012-268-002
. 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 14.00 PM and 16.00 PM on Sunday, 11th August, 2013 at the Felix Meritis building, located at Keizersgracht 324 in Amsterdam. Registration will be followed by an international food testing exercise and a welcome drink.
Work load: The course lasts for 1 week. It involves eight hours of teaching/sessions/practice a day, for 5 days a week.

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

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 (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 sessions at the University of Amsterdam

Coffee and Tea Break                                                  Well deserved Certificate award



Sunday, 11 August 2013

morning - arrival of participants
15.00 - 16.00 registration
16.00 - 16.30 introduction speech and participants presentations of themselves and food/drinks from their country
16.30 - 18.30 welcome drinks, visit to the Felix Meritis observatory and international food tasting exercise
18.30 closure.

Monday, 12 August 2013

General introduction:
• added value of digital audio and video for language teaching
• examples of language activities with digital audio and video (CD-ROM and web-based)
• technical information: audio and video formats, players, streaming

13.00 Lunch
14.00 Finding and using ready-to-use multimedia-activities on the Web
Developing a task with web-based materials
17.30 Break
18.00 Social and cultural programme

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
9.30 Working with audio editing software
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Developing a task with digital audio
17.30 Break
18.00 Social and cultural programme

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

9.30 Working with digital video and with video editing software
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Developing a task with digital video
17.30 Break
18.00 Social and cultural programme

Thursday, 15 August 2013

9.30 Synchronous communication with audio and video
Design and develop tasks and activities using the acquired technical skills
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Design and develop tasks and activities using the acquired technical skills
17.30 Break
19.00 Course Dinner

Friday, 16 August 2013

9.30 Finalizing the tasks and activities
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Presentation of the activities to the group
Seminar wrap-up and evaluation

Farewell Drinks

Saturday, 17 August 2013

10.00 Social and cultural programme

Sunday, 18 August 2013

12.00 departure




Applicants must return the pre-registration form and required supporting documents. After they can apply to the national Agency. Apply for this course

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