‘CLIL’ stands for content and language integrated learning. It’s an approach to teaching in which subjects are taught in a second language – in this case, English. After focusing on the principles behind CLIL, the course moves on to look at effective practises for teaching school subjects through English, explaining how to plan, teach and assess in a CLIL context. By learning to relate the theory with practice, you’ll be able to effectively deliver the learning outcomes you need for your class.
The course is designed mostly to be hands-on and practical, while theoretical issues focus on the principles of CLIL. Practical parts of the course are related to group experience and needs and are based on collaborative work, both as pair and group project work. CLIL methodology is explored and discussed, developing the participants’ use of their communication skills in English. Participants put course content into practice by setting up exercises and delivering a mini lesson with a colleague. The course ends with presenting learning outcomes and an evaluation session.
- Development of participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies related to teachers’ work practice
- Increased knowledge of methodology and a framework for planning a CLIL lesson
- Enhancement of linguistic and classroom language skills
- Deeper understanding of CLIL and its implications for teachers and learners
- Improved international cooperation and development in education
- Creating own exercises, lessons plans and other materials
- Knowing ways in which learners’ achievements can be tested and assessed in CLIL
- Broader understanding of practices, policies and systems of education in Europe
- Increased awareness of the link between culture and language
- Knowing practical tools suitable for CLIL, including visual organisers, Internet tools and multi-media
How the skills learnt can be applied in teaching work?
- Practical ideas for the implementation of CLIL can be used in teaching in a wider range.
- Teaching materials for CLIL contexts can be adapted and exploited.
- Good practice can be disseminate among other teachers in school.
- Better language skills cause course participants feel more confident about teaching in English.
- Attractive and creative CLIL lessons have a positive impact on students’ motivation.
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