Content and Methodology

The course follows Eurolta methodology of learning-by-doing, collaboration and self-reflection. Theoretical knowledge is reflected in practical, authentic teaching situations and creation of teaching materials.

The course offers an opportunity for professional development at work through updating skills and knowledge in the six Eurolta content areas:

 

 

 

  • Language Awareness, such as language use in terms of terminology, pragmatics, grammar and usage of CEFR
  • Language and Culture, such as understanding different cultural backgrounds, developing cultural sensitivity and learning about communication in intercultural situations
  • Language Learning Processes, such as identifying learner types, recognising learning strategies for adult learners and supporting learner autonomy
  • Language Teaching, such as dealing with difficult classroom situations, using blended learning approach and creating motivating, authentic materials
  • Planning and Evaluation, such as creating and evaluating lesson and course plans, giving feedback, preparing needs analysis and assessment criteria utilising CEFR
  • Self-Assessment and Development, such as micro-peer teaching, continuous self-assessment, self-development and collaboration with colleagues.

Eurolta-Eurovolt Diploma develops skills in three focus ares:

1. Online teaching:

    • Enabling the teacher to use blended teaching methods in their VOLL degreeprogramme teaching in order to gain practical skills, knowledge and confidence to incorporate online tools and techniques into teaching languages to adults

2. Online learning:

    • Enabling the teacher to understand the principles of learning online and to create materials and assignments accordingly
    • Enabling the teacher to understand cultural aspects of learning online, and to incorporate cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication into teaching languages to adults using online or blended learning methods

3. Planning and evaluation:

    • Enabling the teacher to be able to plan and implement a course or parts of a course online or using online tools and techniques
    • Enabling the teacher to choose appropriate methods in the assessment of online assignments/courses