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.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • 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 (20 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

  • Online tools for communication and collaboration in CLIL projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

10 days programme (40 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

  • Online tools for communication and collaboration in CLIL projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request.

COURSE FEE

The course fee includes tuition and materials for the course sessions as well as the cultural and social programme. Please check the course fee for each specific course session below.

SUBSISTENCE

In some destinations participants are responsible to organize their accommodation and meals while in others we have set arrangements with hotels or campuses. Please check for a specific course session.

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.

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24.08. - 04.09.2020

Valletta, Malta

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29.06. - 03.07.2020

Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland

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10 days / 840 €

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CONTACT

Address: Achileios 23, 41335 Larissa, Greece

Tel: +30 693 955 4031

PIC number: 900789337

Organization ID: E10049405

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