Instructional Design for Language Teachers
Our Instructional Design for Language Teachers course can help experienced teachers design flipped and asynchronous materials
This is a fully online course which you can take at your own pace. Study during the week when it is convenient for you.
The focus of this course is on developing practical design skills to be able to create content immediately
Through forums, interactive content and weekly Zoom sessions you will feel part of a learning community
Upcoming course dates
FAQs about the course
This course is designed for anyone at a language school/institution who needs to develop online materials for courses. This might be a teacher or an admin/technical person with special responsibilities for creating interactive content to add to their virtual learning environment. This might be to complement a face to face or an online course.
This course is designed for people with a reasonable comfort level with technology. To be able to participate in the course we recommend you should be comfortable:
- using presentation tools such as Powerpoint, Keynote or Google Slides
- Managing/adding documents and files to a virtual learning environment such as Blackboard, Moodle or Google Classroom.
- Using web-based tools such as Padlet, Quizlet or similar.
The course is 10 weeks' long and the course modules are released on a Monday at 10.00 (UK time)
We estimate around 5-6 hours a week. This is a reasonably intensive course that does require time to work through the content and get comfortable with the various technology tools used to create content.
Yes. Once a week for one hour you will need to be available for a Zoom session. At the start of the course you will be surveyed to find out what times you are available during the week and we'll offer several slots during the week for you to choose from.
You need to complete all the units and contribute reasonably to the course forums. At the end of the course there is a final individual assignment for you to complete. If you do all these things, you will finish the course successfully and qualify for a certificate. There is no assessment/pass mark as such as we view this as a formative and developmental course.
Yes, you will, issued by the ELTC, University of Sheffield. However, there are no credits attached to this course, it’s purely developmental. Please note though that to receive the certificate, you need to complete all the final assignment and contribute regularly to the course forums.
In some form, yes. You will be given permanent access to a self-study version of the course containing most of the content and you will be able to access the course forum via a special group set up.
Course aims and syllabus
- to develop practical skills developing interactive online materials using a range of tools
- to be aware of key principles in multimedia design to inform how you develop online materials.
Scholarship course places
As part of our commitment to supporting teachers without the financial capacity to pay for the course, we offer 3-5 free scholarship places on each course we run.
Please note that these places are only available for teachers OUTSIDE the UK, USA, Australia and Canada and candidates are chosen based on their suitability and appropriacy for the course. If you wish to apply, please click the button below:
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Please complete the form below to send to our admin team. This is not a commitment to take the course, but our team will respond to any questions you might have and provide a link to the official application form.