CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from primary to lower secondary education, company staff as well as students and all those who want to improve their fluency in English as well as refresh their methodology. The course will focus on a blend of lecture format and practical activities based on CLIL methodology to enhance the acquisition of English as a foreign language. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. Participants will have the opportunity to develop oral and written skills in English as well as broaden their horizons regarding CLIL methodology through lectures, workshops, simulations and case studies.

Outcomes
  • Familiarizing with key concepts and issues in CLIL methodology.

  • Improving the participants’ oral and written skills in English.

  • Developing and/or improving skills in teaching target school subjects or parts through English.

  • Understanding the theoretical principles of CLIL.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Boosting participants’ confidence in communication in English.

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential CLIL methodology has in education and how it can be used to enhance acquisition of a foreign language.

  • Enhancing professional skills through mastering tools for virtual communication and collaboration.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of CLIL in teaching several school subjects with English as a target language.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of interactive methodologies for learning English from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people teaching English or in English in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to key concepts, definitions and types of CLIL

  • Integrating language skills and developing content, communicative, cognitive and cultural skills; choosing contexts

  • Structuring a CLIL lesson, key features; simulation

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Teambilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

10 days programme (50 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to key concepts, definitions and types of CLIL

  • Integrating language skills and developing content, communicative, cognitive and cultural skills; choosing contexts

  • Structuring a CLIL lesson, key features; simulation

  • Art as a stimulus for development of speaking and writing skills (Paolo Freire's approach)

  • Structuring content around cultural context; inquiry-based projects in small groups

  • Formative and summative assessment in CLIL classroom

  • Design of assessment and self-assessment instruments

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Teambilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.