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Educational Technology Today

A hands-on course that helps teachers upgrade their skills and familiarise themselves with the latest developments in educational technology.

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
Language level
Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2)
Course dates
12-25 July 2020 / 26 July-8 August 2020 / 9-22 August 2020
Course Length
2 weeks
£1,825 / EUR 2,300
Bell Teacher Academy

Who is this course for?

  • English teachers who regularly use technology in their classroom and want to update their practice and explore new technology
  • Teachers or managers who want to increase the use and effectiveness of educational technology in their school or institution.
  • Participants should be competent users of computers and bring their own tablet or mobile device.

Course outcomes

You will gain:

  • An increased understanding of current educational technology and pedagogical principles
  • An increased ability to find and exploit online programmes and mobile apps to help learners develop
  • An increased ability to design and use educational materials, resources and tools to enhance students’ learning and address social, linguistic and cultural diversity, including those with learning difficulties, disabilities and the gifted and talented
  • An increased capacity to introduce innovation and change into your organisation through ed-tech.
  • A greater understanding of interconnections between face-to-face, blended, online, formal and non-formal education
  • Increased opportunities for professional and career development, including an opportunity to develop a personal learning network (PLN)
  • Improved English language competences

Course description


43 hours per two week course

All Bell Teacher Academy courses are delivered by highly experienced teacher trainers. The team includes a whole host of leading ELT experts and published educational authors.

This course will help you upgrade your skills and familiarise you with the latest developments in educational technology. You will learn about new tools and also the principles and methodologies that will help you use them effectively with your students. This will include the use of mobile apps, online resources, games and online learning platforms. In addition, you will develop your language skills and be more confident in using English in the context of educational technology.

Topics covered on Educational Technology Today include:

  • Blended learning: making the most of an online learning platform
  • The flipped classroom: creating and curating video material
  • Exploiting mobile apps for language learning
  • Using games and games features to gamify your classroom
  • Tools for tracking student progress and digital test-creation
  • The future of educational technology
  • Online project work and e-portfolios
  • Cloud computing and collaboration tools
  • Exploiting social networks to create a personal learning network

In order to ensure that you can easily transfer what you learn during the course to your own teaching context we highly recommend that you bring your own mobile device.

Topics can be adapted depending on participants’ professional needs, priorities, and teaching context.


In addition to the core development course, teachers choose two additional workshops a week, such as ‘Using film in the classroom’, ‘Motivating students’ and ‘Different ways to use songs in the classroom’.

Guest lectures and plenary sessions

Weekly guest lectures and plenary sessions by well-known ELT experts. 

Experience British life

Bell Teacher Academy is set in Stephen Perse in the traditional and beautiful city of Cambridge. You can explore the city with other teachers, visit the many museums and go to one of the many outdoor cultural events over the summer such as ‘Shakespeare in the park’. There are a host of activities held on campus too and trips to nearby cities including London.

Bell Teacher Academy partners with Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

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