Course overview and purpose:
The course CLIL Matters is for teachers who have started or are considering working with CLIL. The course gives a minimum theoretical background and maximum practical ideas to meet the needs of English Language Learners of various ages and language skills.
The course offers individual, pair and group activities, as well as role-plays and discussions that promote reflection and learning. The classes are based around 10 CLIL parameters regarding content, communication and cognition, and include the following: types of language in CLIL, vocabulary strategies, scaffolding for supporting content and language, promoting student-student interaction, guiding input and supporting output, learner autonomy and evaluation. We will also look at CLIL materials and their adaptation, as well as classroom management strategies.
The course will run separately for groups of either Primary or Secondary schools, delivering activities suitable for the education level.
English and class/subject Primary or Secondary teachers who already deliver CLIL lessons and those who are planning to start using CLIL in their work; other CLIL stakeholders: teacher trainers, school managers, educators, head teachers and principals, managers of schools/organisations offering teacher development programs.
Desirable some practice in teaching/working with Primary or Secondary pupils, interest in CLIL, also as an educator, school administration or another education-related position
Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.
In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).