In this course you will look at both the theory and practice of the use of educational technologies (EdTech) in language teaching and training. The course will introduce you to a wide variety of technologies, tools and approaches from both a theoretical perspective and a practical angle, with hands on sessions focussing on EdTech materials design and delivery. By participating on the course you will learn where technology fits into the language learning process, and apply the new skills experiences you have gained to your own particular work context.

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" A lot of ideas to implement into my teaching. "

Marianne - 2019

Is this course for you?

Location: Norwich
Teachers at all levels interested in ICT in language teaching
Language Level: B1/B2 or higher
Course dates:
Available online only in 2024
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NILE Certificate
Option for Trinity CertTP
Course Length: 2 weeks
Course fees:
Registration fee: £175
Course fee: £1125
Trinity CertPT qualification (optional): £325
Accommodation (2 weeks):
Homestay (half-board): £546
Residential (half-board): £616
Residential (self-catering): £546
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 16
Free social and cultural programme
Cross-curricular and cultural workshops
Specialist ELT Library
Complementary eLearning platform

Course content

A theoretical overview of EdTech core concepts
An introduction to digital literacy
Incorporating websites into your teaching
Interactive whiteboards (IWB) in the language classroom
Working with media production (audio, video)
Mobile and handheld learning
Webquests and task-based learning
Web design – getting started with WordPress
Online and blended course design
The flipped classroom
EdTech & continuing professional development (CPD)

This course will raise your awareness of the possibilities, challenges and potential of digital technologies. You will be introduced to a wide range of software applicable in language teaching and learning and look at how to create and work effectively with web pages and web platforms.

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" I have a lot of positives about the course and the support I received from the teacher and NILE staff. The course is highly interesting, practical and fun. "

Ludmila - 2019

" I find the course interesting and practical. The utor is knowledgable and supportive. "

Participant - 2019


This course consists of 50 hours of tuition, delivered between 09:15 and 16:00, Monday - Friday. You will also take part in cross-curricular workshops on a variety of topics, and each course includes a free evening and weekend programme of social and cultural activities and trips.

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Further Information

Specific course content comes from feedback you and other participants give us through pre-course questionnaires, identifying your needs and priorities.

Time will be built into the course for reflection and for you to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to your classroom in your own professional contexts.

NILE offers homestay accommodation with carefully selected hosts and residential accommodation at the University of East Anglia. NILE’s dedicated student welfare team can be reached 24 hours a day.

All NILE courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or the development of language awareness.

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.