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Teacher workshop CLIL methodology

CLIL (Content & Language Integrated) Workshop

This half-day workshop will introduce you to the CLIL methodology: teaching about a subject, while also teaching English language.

Drawing on the latest research, you will discover innovative approaches towards:

Concept based planning

Concept based planning uses your subject’s ‘big ideas’, or ‘powerful knowledge’ to drive the lesson, rather than focusing on specific and separate pieces of information, knowledge, or tasks. This kind of planning helps to integrate different lessons to give students a more coherent experience and help them to journey deeper into your subject.

Formative assessment

Frequent, low-stakes ‘assessment’ has been shown to be a highly effective driver of students’ learning. Using formative assessment more often, and more effectively improves teaching and students’ outcomes. You will be introduced to a wide range of formative assessment strategies to experiment with in your own classroom.

Technology in the classroom

Technology can be a very useful tool in the classroom, not as an end in itself, but as a means for helping students to make better progress. You will be introduced to a range of technologies to enhance teaching and learning, including a number of highly accessible and free apps for use on smartphones and tablets

Communicating effectively through multi-code

Teaching in an additional language makes communication harder. One way of increasing the effectiveness of our communication is by utilising multiple codes. Often this involves complementing spoken communication with visual and other non-verbal codes. You will reflect on the effectiveness of different communication strategies and expand the range that is available to you.

By the end of the workshop you will have a range of strategies to try out in the classroom.  You will also be inspired to experiment with new technologies, including a range of free apps that will enhance your teaching and learning.



Julie Tinnion

Senior Lecturer: Julie Tinnion

Julie joined BGU in September 2012, having worked as a lecturer on Foundation Degrees in Learning Support and Children’s Services at North Lindsey College.  She was also Lead Tutor on the North Lincolnshire Initial Teacher Training Partnership, Graduate Teacher Programme and worked as a Reading Recovery teacher.  Prior to this Julie was a primary school teacher, leading in KS1 and in Literacy, Art and RE across the school.  Her particular interests are learning through play, as well as all aspects of early literacy development.


Julie teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate primary education programmes, particularly in Phonics and English.


Aimee Quickfall

Senior Lecturer: Aimee Quickfall

Aimee has been a Senior Lecturer at Bishop Grosseteste University since September 2016. She works across the postgraduate and undergraduate teacher training courses with some of the most interesting and exciting people on Earth!

Previously, Aimee was a primary teacher for 12 years, working in every year group from Nursery to Year 6. She was an Early Years Leader at a large village primary school in Lincolnshire, as well as working across the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and 2 in a school in Nottingham.

Aimee has an MSc in Education Leadership, her dissertation was about reflection strategies and using learning journals in primary classrooms. She is currently studying for a doctorate at Sheffield Hallam University, researching the experiences and career choices of women returning to teaching after maternity leave. Aimee’s research interests include; teacher careers and life stories, using narratives and broader issues around gender in schools. Her curriculum interests are Art and Design, English, Phonics, and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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