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TEFL Media Certificate

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Meeting the challenges and harnessing the opportunities that digitalisation and modern media pose to language learning is one of the key aims being pursued by the Chair of TEFL in its teacher education programme.

The newly initiated TEFL Media Certificate provides students with both a theoretical foundation as well as practical knowledge in ELT-specific areas concerning medial and digital aspects, such as:

  • using web-based applications, blogs, wikis, social networks
  • expanding coursebook content with audiovisual and digital materials and tasks
  • exploring digital narratives and their potential for literary learning
  • employing mobile devices and interactive whiteboards

Hence, the certificate furthers professional development by fostering dimensions of media and digital literacy that are most relevant for future language teachers.

The TEFL Media Certificate may also serve as one module in the larger qualification program offered by the Kompetenznetzwerk Medienbildung und Digitalisierung. Here, it fulfils the 15 unit requirement (Arbeitseinheiten) in the free selection (freier Bereich) category of the qualification program: http://www.edu.lmu.de/kmbd/profil_quali/index.html



Students follow the three steps explained below to obtain the TEFL Media Certificate.

Step 1

Students participate in the following events offered through the TEFL Lab programme (download).

  • 2x TEFL Lounges / Guest lectures
  • 3x Tutorials („Fit für die Praxis“-Tutorien)
  • 2x Media workshops (Apps & Mobile Learning, Interactive Whiteboards, Film & Audiovisual Media)

Participation must be documented through a confirmation sheet that is available in the TEFL Lab and will be provided by tutorial and workshop leaders. For events taking place outside the TEFL Lab (e.g. guest lectures), download the confirmation sheet here, bring it to the event and ask someone from the TEFL team to sign it.

Step 2

After having attended the events mentioned above, students will complete a self-study unit and reflection task on Moodle. To do this, students sign up for the Moodle course titled „TEFL Media Certificate“ (Password: TEFL2018) and follow the instructions given there. The completed self-study unit and reflection task have to be uploaded to Moodle, together with a scan of the confirmation sheet.

Step 3

Once the uploaded documents have been assessed, students will be informed and can collect their certificate in the secretary’s office (429 VG) during regular office hours.


With questions concerning the TEFL Media Certificate, please contact Isabell Rieth (isabell.rieth@campus.lmu.de).