Developing Online Teaching Skills

Many language teachers want to use up-to-date technology in their teaching but often do not have the time or resources for the necessary training. This training kit presents bite-size activities for ten popular tools that even the busiest language professional can fit into their schedule. Working through training units which can be completed in around 30 minutes, teachers will get to know the uses and pedagogic benefits of online tools and learn how to integrate them into their language classes.

On the workspace users can join a community of language professionals and online teaching experts to watch video clips of experts explaining their use of tools and discuss different experiences and needs. They can also create their own training activities, upload materials for others to use, and translate the existing activities into various languages.

• Teachers
• Trainee teachers
• Teacher educators


The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is a Council of Europe institution promoting excellence in language education in its 34 member states.
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Based upon the experience and success of DOTS, the initiative “Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning” was established with the support of the ECML and the European Commission. The initiative carried out 14 workshops involving over 300 teachers and teacher trainers in 13 different member states of the ECML and European Union between 2013-15. The intiative also led to the development of an inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources. For further information on the initiative and its results see


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The training kit is a tool for language teachers which promotes up-to-date online teaching technology including bite-size activities for online language teacher training, suggestions for reflective activities and collaborative tools for sharing "self-training" experiences.
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