Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

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2 weeks

Course Length

Mon to Fri

Lesson Days

15 a week

Lessons

English

Language

B1

Minimum Level

Overview

This course is aimed at foreign teachers who want to teach a specific subject using an innovative approach to CLIL methodology. We will enable our participants to understand more details on how to support second language learners by providing helpful hints to help students and increase their engagement.

Our training will deepen your understanding of mastery, rich tasks, and teaching to the top. Based on the expectation that all students are capable and expected to achieve high standards.

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the key challenges and benefits of CLIL, to consider methodology and teaching strategies, to share ideas and experiences within the classroom.

Completing this course will help you:

  • To understand why CLIL is important.
  • To familiarise themselves with ways they can integrate CLIL in an English Language course
  • To appreciate the advantages of CLIL and design activities and tasks based on this approach.
  • To recognise the disadvantages of CLIL and be critical of the contexts where it is used.

Who is the course for?

This course is for teachers who need support with CLIL methodology in several or specific subjects. The course aims to overcome the difficulties and obstacles a teacher faces.

Course Sample programme

Week 1Course Content 
Monday

Introduction to the key principles of CLIL Learner styles and learner training

TuesdayCompare teaching materials to understand the differences in implementing CLIL in different countries (bring your own teaching materials)
Wednesday

Developing oral communication skills

Exploring techniques for correcting oral errors -Using task-based learning to develop speaking skills

ThursdayDeveloping students’ reading and writing skills Exploring ways of exploiting written texts for cross-curricular language
FridayDeveloping subject-specific materials Evaluating, selecting and adapting published and authentic materials for a CLIL curriculum
Week 2 
MondayUsing technology to enhance learning: computers and the language laboratory
TuesdaySyllabus and course design
WednesdayIntegrating pronunciation: activities to help with sounds, stress and intonation
ThursdayUsing project work in the classroom
FridayExploring different approaches to testing and assessment – Course review

 

*Please note that the course content may be subject to change due to latest methodology trends updates.

1 lesson=45mins

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Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

CLIL

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has become the umbrella term describing the teaching of a subject (content) such through the medium of a foreign language (in this case English). The attendants of this course will be introduced in the ways to integrate CLIL in their English classes and its importance.They will also be critical and analyse CLIL based tasks and activities and they will also design their own by taking into consideration the aforementioned approach. By providing peer-feedback they will discuss the contexts in which CLIL can be beneficial.
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