CLIL Matters

Course description

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.

Learning outcomes:

  • reflect on the theories behind CLIL and their significance for Primary and/or Secondary education
  • understand the applicability of the CLIL Wheel in CLIL lesson planning and as a checklist
  • use various strategies which make subjects and foreign languages integration successful
  • participate in and reflect on example CLIL lessons
  • find and adapt appropriate materials for own CLIL lessons
  • use thinking routines with the students
  • use selected online tools for CLIL lessons
  • prepare and conduct own CLIL mini lesson
  • liaise with other CLIL teachers

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : A2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    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.

  • General prerequisites :

    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

  • Maximum number of participants : 16
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 27.02.2022 - 06.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 17.07.2022 - 24.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 09.10.2022 - 16.10.2022 - To be confirmed

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).

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