Activities

The ViVEXELT Autumn Course

Following the successful completion of the first cycle of the ViVEXELT Course 1 in June-July 2021, the ViVEXELT  team will be running the next Virtual Exchange course for English language teachers  and/or students in English language teacher education in the Autumn of 2021. In order to take part, participants must be teachers and/or students involved in English language teacher education and must be based in the UK or in Viet Nam, in state sector educational institutions.

If you would like to know more about what we did, please read this blog written by Angela and Anh.

If you would like to take part in ViVEXELT, please complete this enrolment form. If the course becomes oversubscribed, we will try and offer it to you at a later date. Below are the details on each session, including time and dates.


On completion of the course, participants are awarded either a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ or a ‘Certificate of Completion’, depending on their level of engagement with the course.

ViVEXELT activityDateTime  TopicE-Tools/softwaree-Classroom Interactional Competencies
Week 1 Introduction to the course and orientation/navigation on Open Moodle06/10/20212 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet NamViVEXELT aims and objectives/Navigation in Open Moodle/assessment requirements to obtain the ViVEXELT certificateZoom (for synchronous session) Open Moodle (for asynchronous activities) Padlet (breakout room activities) Microsoft Forms (evaluation)Introduction on how to maximise synchronous and asynchronous interaction/the role of the moderator in the breakout rooms in Zoom   Illustration of e-CIC
Week 2 Teaching Speaking Online13/10/20212 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet NamTeaching Speaking Online: challenges and solutions  Zoom (for synchronous session) Open Moodle (for asynchronous activities) Padlet (breakout room activities) Mentimeter/Socrative (interactive tasks) Microsoft Forms and Slido (evaluation)Breakout room interaction focus   Online environment management   Reflection on teachers’ interactional competencies
Reflective week, no live synchronous session20/10/2021Not applicableAvailable to read: materials on reflective practice available in Open Moodle  
Week 3 Tips and Tricks to engage students online27/10/20212 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet NamTips and Tricks to engage students onlineZoom (for synchronous session) Open Moodle (for asynchronous activities) Padlet (breakout room activities) Adobe Spark Answer Garden Google Microsoft Forms (evaluation)Using Adobe Spark  and Google for collaborative student work   Reflection on online classroom management and ‘presence’ through e-tools
Week 4 Teaching grammar communicatively online3/11/20212 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet NamEngaging students online through active grammar learning to stimulate communicationZoom (for synchronous session) Open Moodle (for asynchronous activities) Ideazboard (for group activities in the breakout rooms) Mentimeter  and Microsoft Forms ( evaluation)Ideazboard   Reflection on active learning ideas   Transferability to various levels of learning
Week 5 The ViVEXELT reflective café’9/11/20212 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet NamReflection and exchange on the courseZoomE-reflective practice Participants’ driven session