This guide provides practical instructions and advice on how to organize digital competence training for language teachers. The recommendations included in the guide are derived from research and experience of developing and organizing a series of training events for language teachers by the authors of the guide.
This guide is developed primarily for teacher trainers who work in language education. The guide can also be useful for language teachers who wish to develop their digital competence and better employ digital technologies in their teaching practice.
The current guide is the capstone of a series of training events that involve presentations on the latest trends, new ideas and innovative teaching techniques. The training events provide opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction and involve a series of workshops and teaching experiences in which practical proposals are demonstrated, as well as new technological and methodological developments in the field of second/foreign language.
This trainer guide is composed of three parts. Part A presents an overview of training methodologies for language learning in face-to-face, online, and blended formats. Part B includes a framework model for teacher training developed based on the experience from two series of webinars. Part C incorporates a collection of 15 teacher training modules, fully described and available as OERs.
The language teacher training experience and research summarized in this guide were undertaken in the frame of the project: Digital Competences for Language Teachers (DC4LT https://www.dc4lt.eu/). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus Plus programme, grant agreement 2018-1-NO01-KA203-038837.