Using facebook for (language) teaching

Date: 14 February, 2012
Location: The Language Space, University College London
Event type: Practitioner Workshop

Location map

Presenter on stage talking about facebook

EVENT TIMINGS : 12:30 - 17:00

Presenter/facilitator: Julien Hamilton-Hart, University of Swansea

The workshop will feature discussion of the issues around the use of Facebook/social networking sites in the classroom. There will be a practical activity which will give attendees the chance to make use of Facebook, Blackboard, Word, and Windows Movie Maker video editing software, to create language learning activities enabling cultural immersion in the target language. No previous experience of Facebook or Windows Movie Maker is necessary in order to attend this session.

This workshop is for:

  • Language teachers
  • Learning technologists working in the field of languages

The main outcomes of the workshop are:

  • ability to set up and use a Facebook account
  • an understanding of how a social networking tool can be used for language teaching
  • skills (technological and pedagogic) for developing on learning activities using a range of software


  • There is a charge of £95 to attend this event.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the £95 as a cancellation fee if you do not notify us by Monday 6 February 2012 that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
  • Lunch will not be provided.
  • Tea and coffee will be provided.