Course Title:Find your own path through TBLT by means of ICT tools
Rationale and justification for the course:This course, prepared and offered within the coverage of PETALL (530863-LLP-1-2012-1-NL-KA2-KA2MP), is designed to;
• Disseminate the PETALL project
• Encourage in-service and provisional teachers to make use of the project’s products
• Circulate the teaching of foreign languages through task-based language teaching (TBLT) through PETALL
• Encourage the participants to contribute to the enrichment of the national and international content in TBLT
• Increase language teachers’ awareness of teacher-friendly ICT tools
• Improve language teaching methodology in EFL classes
• Equip in-service and provisional teachers with the necessary competences to design and implement TBLT activities with ICT.
• Exemplify the design and implementation of TBLT activities with good practices
Investigation of the field (state of the art) and innovative character:This course aims to inspire and motivate both in-service teachers and teacher trainees to get access into the gist of task-based language teaching (TBLT) mediated by ICT tools. It offers an alternative way to traditional teaching methodologies by also encouraging the design and implementation of TBLT activities with the use of ICT in order to create a more motivating and challenging teaching-learning environment.
Target groups:Primary and secondary school in-service Foreign Language teachers, MA and PhD students and teacher trainees
Outcomes: changes in practices, procedures or didactic materials:• Disseminate the PETALL project
• Flash on the main principles of TBLT
• Integrate ICT tools into TBLT
• Design and implement TBLT activities by using ICT
• Awareness of PETALL project products
• Contribute to PETALL TBLT tasks
• Use and design tasks to transcend national borders
• Basics of TBLT – theoretical framework
• The use of ICT in TBLT
• PETALL Project
• Good Practices workshop
o Water Pollution
o Myths and Legends
o Advantages and disadvantages of cell phones
• Design of task-based activities by the participants
Discussion and comments
Evaluation procedures:Participants fill in a feedback questionnaire to comment on and contribute to the strengths and weaknesses of the course by also adding their suggestions for the improvement of the course.
Follow-up strategy:Participants will be asked to prepare
a. a reflection report
b. design a task based activity for the classroom and implement it
in order to receive a certificate of attendance.
Participants will also be invited to join and contribute the PETALL platform and the international PETALL Conference.
Schedule:Timeframe : 9.30 – 17.30
Number of sessions: 2
Total number of hours for each type of session: 3
Approval by the national body:n/a
Scientific advisor:Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kadriye Dilek AKPINAR
Affiliation: Gazi University / Department of ELT
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