Blended learning for languages. How to successfully integrate technology into everyday teaching *JANUARY OFFER - £20 OFF*

Date: 23 January, 2012
Location: G77A & MultiMedia Centre, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TE
Event type: Practitioner Workshop

Location map | Programme

EVENT TIMINGS : 12.00 - 16.30

Presenter / Facilitator : Kirsten Sontgens (University of Southampton)

What is blended learning and how can we integrate technology successfully into our everyday learning and teaching activities? The workshop will give an overview of how to introduce technologies such as blogs, fora, podcasts and wikis into teaching. Examples of successful tasks will be presented and pros and cons of various technologies will be discussed in an interactive format. There will also be time for a practical hand-on session to design your own tasks based on your groups of students.

This workshop will be of interest to:

  • teachers and tutors in Modern Foreign Languages
  • academics with an interest in blended learning
  • practitioners who want to practise their skills in using blogs, wikis, podcast in classroom teaching

The main outcomes of the workshop are:

  • an understanding of blended learning and of how technology can be integrated in classroom teaching
  •  an awareness of how to use blogs, wikis and podcast in the classroom -development of practical skills in teaching through technology



  • There is a charge of £95 to attend this workshop.  January 2012 offer - £20 off this workshop - now only £75.00!
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the fee of £75 / £95 if you do not notify us by Monday 16 January 2012 that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.

Provisional programme for 23 January 2012
Time Session
12.00 - 12.30 Registration and coffee
12.30 - 13.30 Introduction
Blended learning - the magic is in the mix
13.30 - 14.45 'Playing poker' to evaluate different technologies
(interactive discussion task)
14.45 - 15.15 Tea break (coffee and biscuits)
15.15 - 16.15 Designing your own tasks
(practical task)
16.15 - 16.30 Concluding discussion
16.30 Close