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.
The starting point is an article by Moorhouse, Li and Walsh (2021), that proposes the following e-Classroom Interactional Competencies: 1. technological competencies, 2. online environment management competencies, 3. online teacher interactional competencies. And they also specify how teachers should support learners when in a remote teaching environment:
|ViVEXELT activity||Date||Time||Topic||E-Tools/software||e-Classroom Interactional Competencies|
|Week 1 Introduction to the course and orientation/navigation on Open Moodle||06/10/2021||2 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet Nam||ViVEXELT aims and objectives/Navigation in Open Moodle/assessment requirements to obtain the ViVEXELT certificate||Zoom (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 Online||13/10/2021||2 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet Nam||Teaching 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 session||20/10/2021||Not applicable||Available to read: materials on reflective practice available in Open Moodle|
|Week 3 Tips and Tricks to engage students online||27/10/2021||2 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet Nam||Tips and Tricks to engage students online||Zoom (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 online||3/11/2021||2 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet Nam||Engaging students online through active grammar learning to stimulate communication||Zoom (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’||9/11/2021||2 pm – 3.30 pm UK 8 pm – 9.30pm Viet Nam||Reflection and exchange on the course||Zoom||E-reflective practice Participants’ driven session|