Online training courses at the Language Centre - this is how it works
The Language Centre will continue to provide all of its training courses and workshops for the forthcoming period online. We were giving training courses online before the COVID-19 outbreak, so the feedback that customers gave us during the pandemic has enabled us to expand and consolidate our knowledge and expertise in online teaching even further. We have now established a completely new online structure for our training courses.
Read on to discover what an online language course, workshop or tailor-made training course from the Language Centre has to offer you!
How does online teaching work?
For the foreseeable future, our online classroom will be Blackboard Collaborate, an expansive, safe programme that has been fully integrated into the UG’s online learning environment.
Blackboard Collaborate gives you the option of video calling and chatting at the same time, and you can share documents with the group. The teacher can also share their screen to explain something, and you can work on assignments and exercises in smaller groups, so that we can use different interactive modes of instruction.
Online doesn’t mean alone!
Online teaching doesn’t mean that you will be leaning alone, as we create an online community. During the course, you will receive plenty of personal attention from the teacher, you will work alongside other participants and everything revolves around group instruction. The emphasis during the lessons is on interaction with the other participants.
We have chosen the best tools for our training courses from the UG’s wide range of online tools. There are tools for splitting a class into smaller groups, for providing feedback and for recording and sending short presentations. We use these tools to allow our online communities to take shape in an informal, interactive way.
What you need
To join the lessons, you need a desktop or laptop with a good internet connection. You also need a webcam and a microphone. You do not have to download any software in order to join the course. Please remember to buy the required course material if this is indicated on the course page.
If you have any more questions, please contact us at languagecentre rug.nl.
We hope to see you soon in the online classroom!
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