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his training manual is prepared as part of the grand research project on Improving Quality of Teaching English Language Through ICT Tools: Arba Minch, Sawla And Arba Minch Community Secondary Schools in Focus funded by Arba Minch University. This project is the first of the two consecutive projects planned to be implemented by a team of experts from the College of social sciences and Institute of Technology of the university. This part of the two projects aims to improve the quality of teaching English through ICT tools while the follow up project focuses on the students with the aim of improving students’ ICT skills for learning English Language skills. As phase two of the project aims to train Teachers to use ICT tools for English Language Teaching, this training manual is prepared to assist English Language Teachers through a self-help training material. The manual included a number of topics of ICT for ELT. Unit one is on  Basic Computer Skills, unit two is on Microsoft PowerPoint for audio-video supported lessons, Websites and MOOCs for English Language teaching, unit four is on Mobile devices for accessing ICT tool supported lessons, unit five is  Mobile Applications for English Language Teaching and Learning, unit six is on Facebook group for English language teaching and learning, unit seven is on Free Audio-video Record and Playback Tools for ELT while the last unit is on E-learning platforms for English Language teaching. Since the methodology opted for is a hands-on discovery learning, your involvement in the tasks is very vital.


Overview of internet and the World Wide Web; client-server architecture; web server and security, HTTP protocol; web page design and development; information architecture and visualization; static and dynamic pages; client-side programming using scripting languages (JavaScript, VB. Script);


Course Description: Evolution of distributed computing and web applications, enterprise application development addressing presentation tier, business logic tier, and data access tier, contemporary technologies for developing each tier for examples, Java Servlet, JSP, EJB, and JDBC, will be described. Introduction to Ajax, Introduction to Web Services will be included.


BigBlueButton offers real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, and the presenter’s screen. For enagement, it offers chat, emoji, polling, multi-user whiteboard, breakout rooms, and shared notes

This course is organized in the framework of the VLIR-UOS Institutional University Cooperation programme, in the week of 19-23 March 2018. On other moments you are free to consult the documentation.

I hate the enrollment key and guest password, but it seems site wide required to have one. The enrollment key and guest password for this course are 'open'.

Welcome to the “Classroom English for University Instructors” training manual
which has been specifically written to help you develop the habit of using English
continuously in the classroom as an effective instructor. You may already be
familiar with some of the language items presented here. However, we still have a
great deal to learn.


You cannot teach or lead a classroom effectively in a foreign language unless
you have solid basis in the language yourself. Teaching has often been compared
to acting and we think that the two activities have a lot in common. You want
your audience to go away impressed and excited, and also to take away a
message. Neither you nor an actor will achieve this unless you use appropriate
language to get your message across. Therefore, it is believed that this training
course will help you in filling the gap of your classroom English and prepare you for
farther improvement. It is also believed that you will come away from this training
with new ideas and enthusiasm to try them out.


University instructors are mostly criticized for teaching in Amharic and testing and
assessing in English. The rationale for this training, therefore, arises from the need to
use English Language in the University classrooms as English is the medium of
instruction for all the courses in higher learning institutes.


The training manual is designed to help participants acquire different English
Language expressions that can be used to address situations and activities that
arise in the classroom. The manual includes different techniques of questioning,
organizing students, giving feedback, suggesting, commanding, requesting, etc. It
provides practical exercises, makes constant connection to classroom
experiences and encourages reflection on the experiences.