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Theory/Practice of CLIL

Theory/Practice of CLIL

Theory and Practice of CLIL

Share in international best practice techniques to deliver content lessons in English

This is a practical, hands-on, participative course. Our course aims to share international best practice techniques and is developed for teachers who need to deliver content lessons in English.

Our course delivery is a blend of lectures and practical activities based on CLIL methodology. Throughout the course, we encourage participants to reflect on their own practice, consider alternative practices and try out a variety of classroom activities through lesson planning, workshops and presentations.

Fast Facts

Price from
525 € 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Location
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

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Dublin - E10161024

More details

  • Options
  • Breakdown
  • Objectives & Outcomes
  • Sample Timetable

Options

Option 1

Theory and Practice of CLIL tuition only

Duration One week   Two weeks
Dublin Course Code TED 4.1   TED 4.2
Training
hours
18.75 hours   37.5 hours
2023 Start Dates 7 August   7 August
Price 525 €   950 €

Contact our sales team to find out about studying this course in London. Available for closed groups year-round. 

Option 2

Language then Theory and Practice of CLIL

Choose one week of English tuition only (21 hours), followed by one week of Theory/Practice of CLIL (18.75 hours).

Duration Two weeks
Dublin Course Code TED 5.2
Training hours 39.75 hours
2023 Start Dates 31 July
Price 920 €

Contact our sales team to find out about studying this course in London. Available for closed groups year-round. 

Breakdown

Topics

Theory and Practice of CLIL

  • Key Concepts and Principles of CLIL
  • Classroom language for teaching through English
  • CLIL lesson planning
  • Sample CLIL lessons
  • Designing materials using web tools
  • Sample CLIL Maths lesson
  • Using listening texts in CLIL
  • Designing a CLIL lesson using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
  • Developing the writing skill in CLIL
  • Project Based learning in the CLIL classroom
  • Assessment in the CLIL classroom
  • Practical applications for CLIL using film in the classroom

Intensive English

  • Speaking, listening, reading and writing activities
  • Pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar activities
  • Class work includes individual, pair and group work, discussions, debates, project work, presentations, written tasks and listening exercises
  • Each week a project topic is introduced to the class and students present their project work to the class at the end of the week
  • Areas for improvement are addressed through revision sessions and progress tests

Competences

  • Linguistic: Grammatical, lexical and phonological
  • Strategic: Interaction, compensation and repair
  • Pragmatic: Functional language and discourse management

Fluency Development

Asking for and giving information and opinions, expressing a point of view, persuading, agreeing and disagreeing

Objectives & Outcomes

Learning objectives

  • To familiarise participants with key concepts and issues in CLIL and to share international best practice techniques
  • To help develop their teaching techniques and confidence in teaching subjects through English and to examine the impact on teaching of recent pedagogical developments including developments in classroom technology
  • To cover a variety of school subjects including geography, history, science and art with a focus on methods of making the subjects accessible through English
  • To examine the theoretical principles underpinning CLIL in such a way that they will be applicable to practice at primary and secondary level
  • To develop and consolidate participants’ own language skills
  • To establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals
  • To promote awareness of contemporary Ireland

Course outcomes

  • Increased confidence in using a variety of teaching techniques, including new technology developments, which are transferable to a range of curriculum subjects at primary or secondary level
  • Greater awareness and understanding of international best practice techniques in the area of CLIL including the area of assessment in the CLIL classroom
  • Digital portfolio of CLIL lesson plans and projects for the CLIL classroom to act as a reference for implementing new techniques in their schools and also as an aid to disseminating the project to colleagues
  • Enhancement of personal English Language skills
  • Greater understanding of students’ needs and improved learner outcomes for their students
  • Enhancement of personal English language skills
  • Improved learner outcomes for their students
  • Sharing of experience and knowledge with professionals from a range of European countries
  • Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
  • Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development

Sample Timetable

Timetables will vary depending on the course option. Below is a sample timetable of the two-week Theory and Practice of CLIL 

Week 1

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00- 10:50 Induction, orientation and Information dissemination  Development of theory and methodology in language learning  Sample CLIL history lesson  Classroom language for teaching through English  Designing materials using web tools 
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00 Key concepts and principles of CLIL  Sample Geography lesson CLIL lesson planning 1  Creating a Digital Portfolio CLIL lesson planning 2  Using reading texts in CLIL   Sample CLIL Maths lesson
Lunch          
pm Visits Orientation tour of Dublin National Museum National Print Museum  National Botanic Gardens  Self-guided cultural visit 

Weekend

Informal learning; Self-guided research and cultural visits with guidelines from Twin.

Week 2

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:50 Using listening texts in CLIL  ICT and CLIL - using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy  CLIL art lesson  Project-based learning in the CLIL classroom  Presentation of participants’ projects and lesson plans 
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00 Assessment in the CLIL classroom: Formative and summative assessment  Workshop: Designing a CLIL lesson using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Developing the writing skill in CLIL context  Film in the classroom: practical applications for CLIL 

Course review. Establishing guidelines for future contact/
networking

 
Lunch          
pm Visits Chester Beatty Library  National Gallery  Irish experience of CLIL  Christchurch Cathedrals  Self-guided cultural visit in city centre 

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Dublin OID E10161024
Fast Facts

Price from
525 € 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Locations
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

Contact us >
Download calendar and rates

OID
Dublin - E10161024

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