Language Teaching in the Age of AI

Location: Dublin 2, Ireland

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30 Certified Hours Per week
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Language teaching in the age of ai

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force, mimicking human intelligence and significantly impacting various disciplines, including Language Teaching. As AI becomes increasingly prevalent in educational settings, language teachers must enhance their AI literacy skills to harness its benefits effectively.

The aim of this course is to:

  • equip language teachers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to integrate AI effectively into their lessons, fostering a dynamic and technologically advanced language learning environment.

Throughout the course, participants engage in hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and reflective exercises to reinforce their learning. Participants also carry out practical work to plan, create and teach a lesson using AI and other interactive resources, and will finish the course with a digital portfolio of resources. Participants can take the opportunity to join ATC’s Teachers Forum where they can access continued support and sharing of best practice after the course has finished.

ATC’s 1 week course of Language Teaching in the Age of AI can be chosen as a 1 week course, or  combined with another Teacher Training and Development course or a General English course, to form a 2-week programme, contact us for details.
For teachers applying through the Erasmus Plus scheme the OID for ATC Language Schools is E10133233.

For more course choices please see the link – ATC Teacher Training & Development.

ATC Dublin
Maximum group size: 15
Minimum English Level: B2
Applicable for Erasmus+ KA1
Dublin Course Dates 2024:

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July
Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August

*Courses can also be organised year-round for closed groups in our Dublin City Centre or Bray school.

Project Based Learning for Teachers

What you get

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20 hours tuition + 10 hours of project work per week

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Course materials included

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Trainer feedback on project work

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Interactive discussions with other teachers

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Optional cultural excursions

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End-of-course certificate

Is Language Teachng in the Age of AI For you?

The course is suitable for:

  • English language teachers
  • Foreign language teachers
  • Teachers working in an EMI (English-medium Instruction) or CLIL (Content and Language Integrated learning) context.
  • Teachers of Upper Primary, Secondary, Vocational Education
  • Experienced and novice teachers who want to explore new ideas and better understand how this cutting-edge resource might be used to enhance their teaching practices.
  • Curriculum developers, and other education professionals interested in leveraging AI for enhanced language teaching and learning.
  • Native and non-native English-speaking teachers and education professionals 

Applicants must have a minimum B2 level of English, as outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you would like to confirm your level, please contact us.
Teachers should bring a laptop or tablet, and a pair of headphones.

 

Project-based Learning in the Digital Age - Teachers Around a Laptop

Student Reviews

Our teachers’ and students’ feedback about the course was enthusiastic and we owe this great result to the high professionalism of the teacher trainers from ATC and the perfect organisation of the course.

Carmine, Italy

Pedagogically speaking, we are given all sorts of support, such as online support material given by the teachers according to our needs. The teachers are very high profile and committed to helping us develop.

Wesley, Brazil

further information

The Language Teaching in the Age of AI course explores the role of technology, digital tools, and AI in language teaching and learning. The aim of the course is to equip language teachers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to integrate AI effectively into their lessons.

Project Work

Teachers are set assigned project work which they carry out after their lessons. They are set a maximum of 10 hours of project work, which they carry out over the week to consolidate their learning. Teachers use this time to explore the AI tools looked at in the lessons, develop their own tasks and resources to add to their digital portfolios, and to prepare a mini lesson (‘micro teaching’) for their final day.

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Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Technology Integration

  • AI: the Basics
  • Understanding the role of technology, digital tools, and AI in language teaching and learning.
  • Identifying the benefits and challenges of incorporating technology into language instruction, including the common pitfalls of using AI tools such as ChatGPT.
  • Creating a digital portfolio

Module 2: Adapting Traditional Lesson Plans

  • Using AI tools to create customised lesson plans and reduce teacher planning time.
  • Transforming existing lesson plans for seamless technology integration
  • Selecting appropriate digital resources to enhance lesson content
  • Incorporating interactive elements for increased student engagement

Module 3: Interactive Digital Activities for Language Learning

  • Integrating gamified and interactive activities into ESL/Foreign Language and CLIL lessons
  • Utilising digital platforms and tools to create engaging language practice exercises
  • Designing collaborative projects that leverage technology for communication and collaboration
  • Integrating AI in creating dynamic and adaptive lesson content and materials
  • Supporting language skills with AI and other digital resources.

Module 4: Student-Centric AI Applications

  • Exploring AI tools that support individualised language learning paths
  • Personalising instruction and assessments through AI applications
  • Addressing ethical considerations and best practices when using AI with students.

Module 5: Digital Homework and Assignments

  • Using technology to implement a flipped classroom.
  • Designing effective and purposeful digital homework assignments
  • Implementing online platforms for homework submission and feedback

Module 6: Assessing with Technology

  • Exploring digital assessment tools and strategies for language teaching contexts
  • Addressing issues of fairness, authenticity, and reliability in digital assessment

Module 7: Micro-Teaching and Practical Application (Project Work)

  • Participants will have the opportunity to plan and delivered a short teaching segment applying the concepts learned throughout the course
  • Peer and instructor feedback to identify strengths and areas for improvement in technology, digital tools, and AI integration
  • Collaborative discussion on effective strategies and troubleshooting common challenges encountered during micro-teaching sessions
  • Creating a portfolio of resources, lesson plans and materials
  • Reflection on the experience and consideration of adjustments for future implementation in real-life classrooms

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand the basics of AI and its beneficial role in language teaching.
  • Utilise AI tools to create and adapt customised lesson plans.
  • Incorporate AI to create dynamic and adaptive lesson content that supports language skills.
  • Design and create teaching materials and learning activities using AI and other digital tools.
  • Support students in developing their critical thinking skills to use AI responsibly.
  • Use digital tools, including AI, to effectively and efficiently assess students.
  • Support colleagues with ideas, techniques and resources, to integrate AI into a programme of language teaching and learning in their schools.
  • Communicate more effectively about AI and the use of digital tools in language education, through English.

By the end of this course, participants will have:

  • Worked collaboratively in a cross-cultural learning environment to share experiences and best practice with colleagues from across the EU.
  • planned and delivered a short teaching segment applying the concepts learned throughout the course, receiving peer- and instructor-feedback
  • created a digital portfolio of resources, lesson plans and materials
  • Reflected on the experience and considered how their learning might be applied in their own classrooms.
  • Been offered the opportunity to participate in an online forum for continued support and sharing of best practice after the course.

Teaching Style

The Language Teaching in the Age of AI training course combines course input from ATC’s trainers with group discussion and collaborative work. Throughout the course participants are given the opportunity to apply their learning by teaching a short demo lesson using AI, and by creating a digital portfolio of teaching resources and lesson ideas that can be used in their teaching context, or for the purposes of training other teachers in this technology.

In-person training is carried out in our Dublin City Centre or Bray schools, delivered by our experienced teacher trainers.

Certificated hours

At the end of the course, teachers will receive an ATC Language Schools’ Certificate of Attendance for the 30 hour programme of: Language Teaching in the Age of AI. (20 hours of lessons + 10 hours of trainer-directed project work).

The 1 week course can be combined with anothr Teacher Training & Development programme or a General English course, to form a 2-week programme. Please contact us for details.

For teachers applying through the Erasmus Plus scheme the OID for ATC Language Schools is E10133233.

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