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How to engage your online class: humanize, collaborate, interact

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How to engage your online class: humanize, collaborate, interact

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Tuition fee: 220€. The amount includes the material provided during the course and the issuance of the certificate.

Date: From 23/05/2022 to 08/06/2022

Direction: Bega García Viúdez

Author and tutor: Lola Torres Ríos

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Course description

Online environments and hybrid contexts are playing an increasingly important role in language teaching. Without a doubt, technology plays an essential role in our classes. However, the digital competence of our students, and ours as teachers, is also evolving. At this time, we must reflect on whether this technology is aligned in a coherent way with the way we learn. After all, the brain will continue to be our main learning technology.

In this course, we will offer proposals to align technology and learning through good practices in order to: plan an online class, create dynamics that actively involve and keep students' attention, and offer feedback on the learning processes. We will focus on dynamics that favor interaction and active learning in the classroom.

This course is oriented to the development of the key competences of teachers:

  • Organize learning situations
  • Evaluate student learning and performance
  • Use ICT to carry out their work

  • Teachers of Spanish as a second and foreign language
  • Teachers of other foreign languages
  • Foreign language teacher trainers
  • Editors and authors of teaching materials
  • Professionals related to the management of language centers
  • Volunteers from non-governmental organizations
  • Review and reflect on our online teaching practice.
  • Plan an online class.
  • Create dynamics that involve and maintain students' attention.
  • Offer feedback on learning processes in online environments.

The evaluation will be based on the assignment that will be developed throughout the different modules, that is, designing an action plan to carry out an innovative project in the classroom, adapted to the educational context of each teacher. In order to evaluate the final assignment, the following components will be taken into account:

  • the reflection provided in the different areas of the course;
  • carrying out the activities of the course, both individual and collaborative;
  • the self-assessment test of each module;
  • the design of the final assignment.

Participants will receive feedback from their classmates and the tutor in each module and on the final assignment.


The course is presented from an active and collaborative approach, based on the pedagogical ideas on which the course is based, and focused on the learner from the global concept of learning-by-doing. It promotes both individual work and communication and collaboration with other course participants, in addition to submitting work and participating in forums. The activities will be carried out both individually and collaboratively. It is intended to promote the autonomy of the participants and develop strategies so that they are able to independently solve the difficulties that may arise once the course is finished.


Students who have participated in this course will receive a certification of achievement issued by the Cervantes Institute and Nebrija University, and which will be sent by this university to the interested party. To do this, students must actively participate in communication activities and pass the course assessment tasks with the grade of "Pass".

Bibliography for the preparation of the course

Prior to the course, it is recommended the student consult:

RUIZ, H. (2019). Los procesos clave de la enseñanza. En ¿Cómo aprendemos? Una aproximación científica al aprendizaje y la enseñanza. Graó.

TORRES, L. (2020). Hacia una enseñanza online sostenible y de calidad. UNIBA Centro Universitario de Barcelona: Enlace

Contents, authors and tutors

Module I
  • Online teaching challenges: how to revalue the online classroom.
Module II
  • Approaches to online teaching
Module III
  • How to plan and engage your online class
Module IV
  • Feedback in online teaching
Author of the material: Lola Torres Ríos
  • Lola Torres Ríos (teacher trainer in different academic contexts, specialized in educational technology and learning strategies)

PhD in Didactics of Language and Literature, Master's degree in Training SFL Teachers, and Master's degree in Didactics of Language (University of Barcelona). She is a teacher of SFL for adults, and is a tutor in different university programs. She also collaborates in the design and creation of materials in publishing houses. She directs and tutors courses on digital competence and educational innovation at the Instituto Cervantes Teacher Training Center. She currently runs the Campamento Norte language teacher training school. She has experience as an academic coordinator, in a management team, she is responsible for teacher evaluation and training at UAB Idiomes (Autonomous University of Barcelona). Her areas of specialization are ICT, audiovisual competence and learning strategies.

Technical requirements

In order to take the course, participants must have:

  • Computer with an Internet connection (broadband)
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  • Web browser: Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • Applications: word processor, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.
  • Valid email address
  • Graphics card: 8 MB memory
  • Sound card: 16
  • Microphone: standard
  • Speakers or headphones: standard

Knowledge and use of basic computer tools (user level) is required.

LMS used: Blackboard Learn

Registration and information

Interested parties can inquire at: secretaria[email protected]

Contact information to formalize the registration:

[email protected]

Other information:

Mailing address: C/ Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 27. 28015 Madrid
Phone number: 914521103 Fax: 914521110