Discover CLIL and its benefits

The European Commission defines the CLIL approach as very important because” “It can provide effective opportunities for pupils to use their new language skills now, rather than learn them now for use later. It opens doors on languages for a broader range of learners, nurturing self-confidence in young learners”.

Price: €350 per person Language: English N° of partecipants: 8 minimum Location: Portsmouth Duration: 5 days - 30 hours

The aims of the course are to clarify and 'demystify' the concept of CLIL and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. It will be demonstrated teaching technique swhich are transferable to a variety of subjects across the curriculum. It will be also demonstrated how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons.

The course comprises 5 Days:

1st day:

CLIL aims and rationale: Introduction to the course: “CLIL” – group rules

  • Moderational Discussion: Ways in which the CLIL method can be used in the classroom
  • How to find balance between language and content in CLIL lessons
  • Demonstration lesson using CLIL methodology
  • Language across the curriculum

  • Language choice and tasks and topic analysis
  • Communication skills across the curriculum
  • Functional language – support the learners with the necessary language to communicate

  • Best practice exchange and map of training needs for the course
  • 2nd day:

  • Cognitive and Learning skills across the curriculum: The cognitive demands of CLIL materials
  • 10:30 Learning skills and strategies – students confidence building in using their knowledge and language effectively at all levels
  • Credit points, Validation, Recognition, Accumulation
  • Language improvement through CLIL

  • Preparing micro lessons
  • 3nd day:

    CLIL Teaching techniques – Preparing a lesson and a series of lessons: Planning a CLIL lesson

  • Aims, range of activities, step-by-step procedures
  • The right balance of language and content
  • Language demands of subject content

  • Pre-teaching key vocabulary
  • Presenting language with authentic contexts
  • Workshop: Planning a CLIL Class: Analysis and self-assessment of personal teaching style and strategies
  • 4th day:

    Integrating technology

  • Resources, including multi-media and visual organizers used when teaching in a second language
  • Material selection and adaptation for a CLIL lesson

  • Simulation
  • Activity type to focus students on content

  • Language to be used to concept check, check understanding and other classroom necessities for CLIL teaching
  • Scaffolding techniques: supporting students to get the most out of the learning materials
  • Preparing micro lessons
  • 5th day:

    Developing learning strategies

  • Effective activities for learning consolidation
  • Knowledge recalling
  • Ideas for speaking activities
  • Ideas for writing activities
  • Assessment

  • Types of assessment tasks using CLIL
  • Types of assessment
  • Supporting students through the assessment
  • Review quiz, final assignment, plan a CLIL test
  • Evaluation and conclusion