Teacher Training Technology

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Galway Cultural Institute
Institution website:
Monday, 12 August, 2024 to Friday, 16 August, 2024
Registration fee:
€400 Tuition Only
Fee reductions/waivers:
Eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Please contact the Erasmus+ or International Coordinator in your institution for information about grant application.
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Friday, 26 July, 2024
Accommodation provided
Contact person details:
Please contact Cosmina Talos, cosmina@gci.ie, for any queries.

Using technology in the classroom has become an integral part of education both at primary and secondary level and is also an increasingly popular method of delivering English language training. This programme has been designed to enable participants to create and deliver more innovative and interactive lessons in their particular school.

Pedagogical Outcomes 

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Utilise technological resources to deliver high quality, dynamic and varied lessons
  • Assess the suitability and adaptability of online resources
  • Further develop their teaching skills and language awareness
  • Provide interesting tips to motivate students
  • Provide CPD sessions for other staff members
  • Bring home a range of usable activities and games
  • Source online material to suit their particular students  
  • Adapt existing materials by incorporating technology e.g. using Quizlet to create flashcards


Based on participants' needs, the course consists of a combination of lectures and workshops incorporating language awareness and analysis, pronunciation & intonation, instructional language and lesson planning, teaching skills, testing and evaluation, error correction, materials development and current issues all based around incorporating and exploiting technology in the classroom.

Participants will have the opportunity to put their teaching into practice during the microteaching sessions. Participants will be observed by our trainers in their classes, detailed feedback will be given.

The culture of the class is participative and the objective is that participants leave with a range of new ideas and class plans that they can instantly use with their classes on their return. While everything is done through the medium of English, the focus is on how to best develop and use new materials and employ new and existing technological aids to engage learners.

English Requirements

B2 on the CEFR (Intermediate)

Course Delivery

All courses are delievred face to face in our school situated on the shores of Atlantic Ocean.

GCI House, Salthill, Galway, Ireland


Particpants can book accommodation through Galway Cultural Institute, you can view our accommodaiton options here. Alternatively, participants can book accommodation on their own. 

Social Programme

GCI offers a weekly activity social programme with many options to choose from. The activity programme is designed monthly, and some highlights may include cultural events across the city and county, practical workshops on various themes and topics from grammar clinics to CV preparation and Irish culture, volunteer opportunities or weekend trips to famous landscapes across Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.