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.

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One & Two weeks

London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

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Dublin - E10161024
London - E10074930

More details

  • Options
  • Breakdown
  • Objectives & Outcomes
  • Sample Timetable


Option 1

Theory and Practice of CLIL tuition only

Duration Two weeks
Dunlin Course Code TED 5.2
London Course Code TEG 5.2
Training hours 42 hours
Dublin Start Dates 9 August 2021
London Start Dates 16 August, 1 November 2021
Price  €950

You can choose to add English tuition to your course.

Option 2

Language and Theory and Practice of CLIL in parallel 

English tuition takes place in the morning followed by Theory and Practice of CLIL topics in the afternoon

Duration Two weeks
Dublin Course Code TED 6.2
London Course Code TEG 6.2
Training hours 58 hours
Dublin Start Dates 12 July, 4 October, 29 November 2021
London Start Dates 14 June, 6 September, 4 October, 29 November 2021
Price  €895



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


  • 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
pm Visits Orientation tour of Dublin National Museum National Print Museum  National Botanic Gardens  Self-guided cultural visit 


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/

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
London OID E10074930
Fast Facts

Price from

One & Two weeks

London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

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Dublin - E10161024
London - E10074930

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