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The CertICT: Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology is a qualification for teachers and trainers of English (EFL, TESOL) and for teachers of other languages, who have already started their teaching careers and wish to further enhance their skills and expertise in using ICT (Information and Communications Technology) with their learners in the classroom. The CertICT is suitable for teachers and trainers worldwide, whatever their level of experience with ICT - participants leave this course with a wealth of new ideas, tools, approaches and techniques to use ICT with their own face-to-face learners.
The CertICT is a new online international qualification, designed and developed by The Consultants-E, and fully validated by Trinity College London. The course examines a range of useful technology-related skills and tools which are immediately applicable in the language classroom. Course participants develop basic computer literacy skills, learn about various approaches to using technology in the classroom, explore (free) online tools, and have the opportunity to put these into practice over the duration of the course itself.
The course is hands-on and firmly based in face to face (f2f) classroom practice. Participants leave the course confident not only in using a range of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) tools with their own learners in their own f2f teaching contexts, but also with an increased awareness of broader issues such as ICT and assessment, how to integrate ICT into a teaching syllabus, and familiarity with commercially available ICT materials. See Course Structure & Syllabus below for the detailed course syllabus. The CertICT has been developed out of - and replaces - our ‘ICT in the Classroom’ course, which is highly regarded as an innovative example of good practice in the field of online teacher training, and was awarded a British Council Innovation Award (or ‘ELTON’) in February 2007.