Digital teacher of English: study programme and subject description

  • MA seminar
  • Theories of second language acquisition, learning and teaching
  • CALL methodology (lecture)
  • Tools of a modern teacher
  • CALL: language skills online
  • Individual differences in language learning, on- and offline
  • Online project work
  • Intercultural communication, on- and offline
  • Research methodology

  • MA seminar
  • MALL: mobile assisted language learning
  • Instructional design and evaluation
  • IT in didactic research

Subjects: description

You can read about the teachers HERE

Theories of second language acquisition, learning and teaching

It is a 15-hour, one-term course.

It is facilitated by Joanna Pitura.

It is a review of the major theories underlying language acquisition, learning and teaching; useful MA-thesis-wise.

 

CALL metodology (a flipped lecture)

Facilitated by Anna Turula

It is a 30-hour one-term course with a 2:1 face-to-face / digital ratio: 20hrs on the premises, 10hrs online. In terms of content (=what you learn) it takes you from the fundamentals of online (the three webs) through teaching and learning modes (telecollaborative, blended, experiential, dialogic) to the specifics of CALL (=Computer Assisted Language Learning). In terms of form (=how you learn), it is taught as a flipped class: a short video lecture to read at home and a group project carried out, step by step, in class. The in-class experience involves team work, discussion and ongoing feedback from the teacher, including 1-2-1 dialoguing. In the exam you and your group defend the project developed in the course of the class.

 

ICT Tools for Teachers

Facilitated by Łukasz Olesiak

It is a 30-hour course; winter semester course; final grade based on successful completion of projects and tasks.

This is a course for ICT beginners as well as technology aficionados.

In this course you will learn how to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in English Language Teaching (ELT). You’ll find out the difference between SAMR and SMAR, discover which cloud computing apps you’ve already been using come in handy in ELT, see the difference between studying at Oxford, MIT and UP, learn how to deliver classes online, taste some real LSD LMSs, understand how difficult it is to make money using cameras online, build an ELT website in 15 minutes, discover the importance of a space bar, tame an Interactive White Boar, author interactive and multimedia-enhanced ELT exercises and tasks, explore open educational resources and more.

On completion of the course you will be able to redefine your teaching practice by utilizing relevant, educational ICT tools and materials applicable to all levels and age groups. You’ll master the necessary ICT and get solid pedagogical foundations for when and why.

 

CALL: language skills online

Facilitated by Łukasz Olesiak

It is a 30-hour course; summer semester course; final grade based on successful completion of projects and tasks

This course will further develop your repertoire of ELT methods and techniques by focusing on teaching the four language skills online. We’ll move from synchronous to asynchronous, paced to self-paced, face-to-face to blended to distance ELT. You’ll by using what you’ve learned during the first semester and hone your skills through teaching practice and microteaching. You will also find out how education is evolving and what it might look like in the next couple of years. You will know how to stay safe online and how to deal with cyberbullying. You’ll learn how to learn more and how to teach much more than you know to guarantee you CPD (Continuous Professional Development). The second part of the course will focus onfinger painting.

On completion of the course you will be able to deliver English language courses utilising a broad selection of teaching methods in both ICT-enhanced and distance learning environments.

 

Projects Online

Facilitated by Ewa Zarzycka-Piskorz

Content: It is a 30-hour one term course with 18 hours face to face, and 12 hours online. It consists of the introduction to new multi-skills online tools, the educational use of social media,  types of project work (PBL= Project Based Learning + Problem Based Learning, Webquest), and the design of gamified language content embeded in your own designed website.

Class management: My students will be taken through various forms, i.e. lectures/presentaions from time to time, discussions over some aspects, online activities and tasks in the university moodle platform, team work in activities design in a class, online collaboration in project design at home.

Evaluation: I hope to give you the experience of attending a gamified course. To complete the course you need to get the number of points for attendance, online and class tasks completion, creativity, and team collaboration. The points account for the grades (60% = pass, 75% = good, 90% = very good).

 

MA seminar

It is 60-hour course, both terms in Years 1 and 2, devoted to thesis writing.

 

Mobile education

It is a 30-hour course taught in the winter term of Year 2.

If facilitated by Motorola Solutions, our partner in the digital training of digital teaching and training specialists, the course is tailor-made, based on the company’s expertise. Outstanding students are offered internship at the company.

If facilitated by Łukasz Olesiak, Mobile Learning is knowledge building and skill development using the mediation of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, wearable tech). You’ll look at modern mobile technology to explore affordances of mobile devices. You’ll study instructional design to create m-learning courses and materials and you’ll learn how to convert e-learning content to m-learning to enable just-in-time learning to empower learners to access educational material anytime, anywhere.

On completion of the course you’ll know how to design m-learning courses and material, how to replace your friends with a smartphone, if Nougats are tastier than Marshmellows, and what can Tin Can Api do for you.

 

Instructional design and evaluation

It is a 30-hour course taught in the winter term of Year 2.

If facilitated by Motorola Solutions, our partner in the digital training of digital teaching and training specialists, the course is tailor-made, based on the company’s expertise.  Outstanding students are offered internship at the company.

If facilitated by Łukasz Olesiak, the course introduces students to some basic principles underlying language course design. The course material is organised around the ADDIE model : Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation. Students work on individual projects – they design and evaluate a course for their ‘client’.

 

IT in didactic research

Facilitated by Joanna Pitura

It is a 30-hour introductory course on how to use various software for research purposes. The first part gives an overview of a statistical package in quantitative analyses: entering data, data presentation (frequencies and descriptive statistics), correlation and regression. In the second part we focus on the software for qualitative research methods: transcription and analysis.

 

Special Educational Needs in the Language Class, on- and offline (a class)

It is a 30-hour one-term course with a 2:1 face-to-face / digital ratio: 20hrs on the premises, 10hrs online. It is facilitated by our colleague from the TEFL Department, based on the syllabus prepared by this teacher.

 

Intercultural communication, on- and offline

It is a 30-hour course taught in the winter term of Year 1. It is facilitated by our colleague from the TEFL Department, based on the syllabus prepared by this teacher.

 

Research methodology

It is a 30-hour course taught in the winter term of Year 1. it is facilitated by our colleague from the TEFL Department, based on the syllabus prepared by this teacher.

 

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