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Technological developments of the last thirty years have strongly influenced our everyday lives, including the way we think and communicate. What are the possible implications of these changes for the EFL classroom, and how do they affect the way we teach speaking skills? What are the advantages of digital media, and how can we use them in a meaningful way to promote speaking skills among EFL learners? How has the institutional context been addressing the consequences of digitalisation through languages policies and curricula? Finally, what are the challenges that both teachers and their students need to face when using new media in the classroom? In order to answer these questions, we will explore some aspects of media pedagogy and take a look at the research carried out within the framework of TEFL. We will examine innovative teaching designs, which meaningfully integrate modern technologies to promote speaking skills. We will develop and evaluate our own digital media-assisted teaching scenarios to promote speaking skills. Finally, we will address the institutional context and recent educational debates, which bring to light not only the advantages and opportunities, but also the risks and difficulties of integrating digital media into the 21st-century education.
Organisation: synchronous & asynchronous teaching units
This course will take place using a mix of synchronous elements (interactive Zoom sessions during our regular weekly time slot on Thursdays) and asynchronous elements (reading assignments, time-flexible self-study sessions, assignments via Moodle).
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