Learn More about teaching CLIL

Overview

CLIL is becoming increasingly popular in Europe as an efficient way of combining language and subject learning whether at primary, secondary or adult level. It can help motivate students to learn a language through their interest in a specific subject, or make a subject more appealing by learning a language.


WHO IS IT FOR?

Subject teachers and language teachers who want to find out more about CLIL. 


CONTENT

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is becoming increasingly popular in Europe as an efficient way of combining language and subject learning whether at primary, secondary or adult level. It can help motivate students to learn a language through their interest in a specific subject, or make a subject more appealing by learning a language. However, for many subject teachers who would like to, or have to, teach CLIL, getting started can be a confusing and daunting prospect while more experienced teachers may also find it difficult to generate materials and activities.

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • compared methods
  • acquired new ideas and techniques
  • developed activities (2-week course)
  • pushed your language limits
  • learnt some elements of British culture
  • made contacts
  • become part of a network

Our course introduces new teachers to CLIL in a clear way which avoids unnecessary jargon, while also giving innovative and practical activities that even more experienced teachers will find valuable. Further support is given by showing participants resources which can be used to find and generate material for their specific needs and subjects, access to an exclusive forum where participants can keep in touch and share materials, as well as being able to share personal experiences of CLIL during sessions. As with our other teacher training courses, we provide language development lessons aimed at increasing the level and language awareness of teachers, as well as 20-minute tutorials where teachers can discuss their specific needs and interests on a one-to-one basis. Our 2-week CLIL course also includes one or two sessions of teaching practice where participants can try out new ideas in a safe environment.

To ensure the course runs smoothly and that all participants can take part in the activities, a minimum B1 English level is highly recommended. The minimum age for participants on our courses is 23.


Course Plan

1st week

  • Introductions - Get to know your fellow teachers, the school, course and area
  • What is CLIL? - An introduction to varieties of CLIL and the challenges and opportunities it presents
  • Language Development - Improve your command of English
  • Communication - Practical ideas to encourage communication in the CLIL classroom
  • Materials Design and Supporting Learning - Techniques and resources to ensure learning
  • Language in the CLIL Classroom - How to deal with the different varieties of language required by CLIL
  • CLIL Activities - A range of practical ideas to reinforce learning
  • Podcasting and Online Resources - An introduction to a range of tools and sites to help students and teachers alike
  • CLIL Lessons - Analyse real-world CLIL lessons and learn more about the CLIL community worldwide

2nd week

  • Correction and Feedback - Ways of conducting feedback while maintaining motivation
  • Community - Practical ideas for collaboration in and outside the classroom
  • Differentiation - Types of learner and its impact on the CLIL classroom
  • Cognitive Skills - Exploring the importance of thinking skills in CLIL
  • Language Development - Improve your command of English
  • Assessment - Aspects of testing and evaluating that are specific to CLIL, with practical ideas for implementation
  • Lesson Planning - Assisted planning of a lesson incorporating what you have learnt on the course
  • Peer Teaching - Trying out a lesson that you would teach your students with feedback from other participants and tutors: an extremely useful session!

COURSE DATES

One week

  • Monday, 25th September - Friday, 29th September 2017
  • Monday, 9th October - Friday, 13th October 2017
  • Monday, 4th December - Friday, 8th December 2017
  • Monday, 9th April - Friday, 13th April 2018
  • Monday, 16th July - Friday, 20th July 2018
  • Monday, 3rd September - Friday, 7th September 2018

Two weeks

  • Monday, 9th October - Friday, 20th October 2017
  • Monday, 9th April - Friday, 20th April 2018
  • Monday, 16th July - Friday, 27th July 2018
  • Monday, 3rd September - Friday, 14th September 2018

CLASS SIZE AND TIMES

Class size may vary to a maximum of 15 participants per classroom. Input sessions are usually in the mornings, starting at 9 am. Language development lessons take place in the afternoons. For more information, please check the timetable here.


Fees

Your school can apply to cover your course fees as part of an Erasmus+ programme. Click here to download ADC's pricelist >