|Availability||Year-round for closed groups
Set dates for individual bookings
|DURATION||One or two week courses, Monday to Friday
25 hours p/week
|MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE||16|
This course is for teachers who want to develop a better understanding of the CLIL methodology and implement it in their classroom. The course is suitable for teachers who are working in a primary, secondary, vocational or adult context.
- To explore the principles and practices underpinning CLIL
- To develop an understanding of the key challenges and benefits of CLIL
- To learn how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons
- To build up a bank of practical teaching ideas and materials
- To improve command of your own English for classroom management
- To compare and contrast education systems in the UK and participants’ countries of origin
- To share ideas from the participants’ classrooms and school context
Course Outline and Methodology
This course explores a range of teaching practices and methodologies used in the CLIL classroom to provide participants with an understanding of the relationship between content and language learning processes. Throughout the course, teaching techniques which are transferable to a variety of subjects across the curriculum will be used by the trainer, to ensure that the practical application of CLIL can be experienced within the programme.
During this very practical course, participants will have opportunities to share ideas with international teachers, participate in trainer-led discussions, watch demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology, design and deliver sample CLIL lessons in order to put theory into practice and evaluate published materials and resources.
The course includes daily interactive input sessions as well as workshops aimed at helping participants to put learned methodology and new ideas into practical use straight away, by preparing and delivering CLIL micro lessons. For the benefit of authenticity and personalisation, participants will be asked to bring their own teaching materials to use on the course.
The course will also give participants an overview of primary/secondary school education in Britain as well as an opportunity to visit a state school (during term-time only) and observe experienced subject teachers.
Tailored sessions on language improvement can be arranged on request.