This course develops your awareness of the various uses of technology in language education. It will include practical applications as well as theoretical perspectives and will offer opportunities for hands-on practical experience.

The course will extend your understanding and critical awareness of the possibilities and challenges offered by digital technologies in language education both now and in the foreseeable future. We will explore how ICT in ELT is compatible with current learning theories and how to use the Internet and other technology for creating learning opportunities for students in collaborative situations, for creative work, and for developing learner autonomy.

Upon completion, you will have raised your awareness of the principles underlying the practice of technology-enhanced language education, having explored ways of applying these principles to your own professional context.


" I think it was an excellent and very helpful and provocative / challenging course. I would love to do another NILE course - I am so impressed.  "

Participant, June 2023

Is this course for you?

Location: Online
All teachers.
Basic computer skills
Language Level: B2
Course dates: 8 April - 12 June 2024
NILE Certificate
Option for Trinity CertTP
Course Length: 8 weeks
Course fees:
Course fee £495
Trinity CertPT qualification (optional): £325
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 18
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT eLibrary
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

The history and future of educational technologies in the language classroom
The benefits and challenges of using technology in education
Approaches to integrating technology into your teaching
Digital literacies and how to integrate them into your teaching
The use of websites, web tools and multimedia in teaching and learning
The use of mobile learning in and out of the class
Artificial Intelligence in language teaching
Resources for teacher development and CPD in the area of educational technologies

" The content of the course was interesting and useful and the tutor has been extremely helpful. "

Participant, June 2023

Further Information

NILE Online courses are highly interactive and learning takes place through varied and engaging multimedia content and the collaboration between participants from different contexts. All participants work on the same unit in the same week but there is a high level of flexibility within that time period to help you fit studying around your life and work. The interaction via forums and the other powerful digital tools built into the platform help and encourage you to share ideas, ask questions, explore concepts and build up a community.

You need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. Much of the course can be done on a mobile device, but a computer is needed for certain activities and tasks.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and an innovative social and cultural programme.

Meet a tutor: Russell Stannard

Russell Stannard - NILE

Russell spent 11 years in Spain as Director of Studies of International House Seville and teacher trainer for the Spanish government. He had previously worked as an English teacher in Greece for 2 years. 

He holds the CELTA, DELTA and an MSc in Multimedia Computing from the University of Westminster. He worked as a Principal Teaching Fellow in Educational Technology at the University of Westminster before moving to Warwick University. 

In 2007 he founded the website and was awarded the British Council 'Technology' ELTons, the The Times Higher 'Outstanding Technology' award and the University of Westminster 'Excellence in Teaching and Learning.' 

Russell is now a freelance consultant. His YouTube Channel has over 70,000 subscribers where he creates videos to help language teachers incorporate technology in their teaching and learning. His consultancy roles include work with Kings College University London, the Kwazulu University in South Africa, Brugg University in Switzerland and Stirling University in Scotland. He is a Techsmith Camtasia recommended trainer and a Movavi educational ambassador.