Engage your language students more, expose them to authentic communication situations while fostering their 21st c. skills. This interactive live course will take you to discover Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) for 5 weeks. PBLL fosters your students’ motivation and life skills through sustained inquiry, collaborative projects, and many opportunities for authentic communication in the target language. It integrates content, language, and skills. It promotes the integrative use of the four main communicative skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. It can significantly improve the willingness to speak, the authenticity of experience, and language skills. The course will culminate with your presentation of a draft PBLL project to get feedback and ideas from others.
Topic 1. From PBL to PBLL
Let´s explore what is Project Based Learning and the why and how to apply it to your foreign languages class.
Topic 2. Design motivational projects
Imagine what you want your students to be able to do and use it for your project design. We will explore the 4 phases of PBLL using the Gold standards framework.
Topic 3. Assess for success
Monitor and support student learning effectively throughout all your project. Discover the different types of assessments for PBLL and how can you implement them effectively.
Topic 4. Project Management in class
Manage your teams, their inquiry process, and product creation like a pro project manager, face to face or virtually.
Topic 5. Enhancing PBLL with digital technologies / Fully online PBLL
Discover how to use all the power of PBLL and more with free digital tools in blended situations and also learn some tips to take PBLL fully online! Present a draft of your next PBLL project to your peers for feedback.