Bringing the 21st Century Language Classroom to Life

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
As we proceed into the future – the 21st century – new challenges lie ahead, many of which we cannot even predict. As educators, it is our role to convert our life experience and training into passionate, energetic and relevant delivery which will help our learners overcome any challenges which lie ahead; to not just be 21st century citizens, but also champions.
Beyond language, students need to know how to turn dreams into reality; to convert ideas into effective, spoken and written word, foster partnerships through collaboration, and solve future problems through creativity and critical thinking.
This course will take language learning pedagogy and bring it to life for the modern world and beyond.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will leave the course knowing the benefits of various environments; synchronous, asynchronous, and outside the class, to optimise classroom time as part of a blended approach to learning.
  • Participants will leave the course being able to match a wealth of authentic materials and media to realistic, functional and communicative language aims; calling upon blended, flipped and 21st century learning strategies.
  • Participants will leave the course being able to use a ‘lexical approach’ to analyse texts, inform material creation, and be better placed to diagnose language learners.
  • Participants will leave the course better equipped to analyse phonology in order to improve the effectiveness of ‘listening lessons’; furthering the ability of their learners to benefit from listening texts outside of the classroom.
  • Participants will leave the classroom being equipped with skills and strategies which will allow them to exploit a variety of media and authentic materials to ensure their classes are relevant, challenging and efficient springboards or language analysis.
  • Participants will leave the course being better placed to assess learners beyond the traditional written tests; matching together functional, component language with realistic and communicative outcomes, which are assessed against a variety of criteria beyond ‘right/wrong’ accuracy base criteria.


Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Language teachers

  • General prerequisites :

    A fair, basic knowledge of using technology

  • Maximum number of participants : 16
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 20.03.2022 - 27.03.2022 - Confirmed
  • 16.10.2022 - 23.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are interested in a course date but it is not “confirmed” (either “To be confirmed” or not available at all), you can pre-register to it so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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