CLIL is an approach to learning which is gaining widespread interest. It provides learners with the opportunity to learn different subjects through the medium of a foreign language, i.e. English.
CLIL can be used by teachers who teach subjects through English (i.e. history, geography, etc.) to primary/secondary non-native English speakers. It can also be used by teachers of English as it allows students to learn both content and language in real-life situations.
This course is addressed to primary, secondary, vocational teachers of English or teachers of various subjects who use or intend to use English as a means of teaching these subjects.
The main aim of this course is to familiarize teachers with CLIL. Teachers will learn the basic principles of CLIL, plan CLIL lessons and exchange ideas regarding issues of classroom management, lesson planning and materials development, Moreover, the course will help teachers improve their communication skills in English.
The course aims at making participants aware of the following matters:
- The basic principles of CLIL
- Planning CLIL lessons
- Issues of classroom management
- Issues of materials development
The main aspect of the course is to promote collaboration between participants. Lessons will be held in our centre’s classrooms and computer lab, as well as outside. Our approach is to base the learning process on practical rather than theoretical knowledge. The course is designed on active learning methods and, at the end of the course, teach participant should be able to use the taught techniques effectively.
Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs.
Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for the courses needs.
This course will explore the following issues:
- The basic principles of CLIL: aims & rationale
- Developing students’ reading & writing skills through CLIL
- Developing students’ listening & speaking skills through CLIL
- Planning CLIL lessons
- Developing CLIL materials
- Classroom Management
Structured study visits
During the course, we also organize study visits to local schools. Normally, we discuss with participants their needs and we organize study visits to cover these needs. Depending on the group, we organize from a minimum of one to a maximum of five study visits. Popular study visits include:
- A special needs education school
- A school for adults from disadvantaged backgrounds
- A school with Roma mainstreaming classes
- Vocational secondary and post-secondary schools
- General primary and secondary schools
Each study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.
There are two outdoor learning activities: a gamified tour of the town and a visit to a local historical site. The onsite visit is accompanied by non-formal European history learning activities, as well as activities that link this history to the course topic. There is no extra cost for these activities.
There is also an optional social programme for those interested. This programme may include an intercultural night, lunches and dinners at different restaurants, going out for a drink or coffee, or even an extra excursion – if there is time! These activities depend on participant needs and wants, and those participating in them will have to pay for what they choose to eat and drink. If there is an optional excursion, they will also have to pay van costs and any other expenses (e.g. museum tickets)
The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course, lesson plans, all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.
The above material can be freely used by the participants at their school.
Target Group / Who is this course for
This course is for every teacher in primary, secondary, adult or vocational education and training.
Duration and cost
The duration of the course is 7 days and the cost is 490€. This amount can be fully covered via an Erasmus+ grant provided by your National Agency.
Unless you participate in the above mentioned excursions and going-outs, there are no other costs involved. However, we can also offer consultancy/ coaching services to your school. Previous experience includes:
- Supporting the multiculturization of educational material
- Helping with designing more inclusive classrooms
- Material development
- Outdoor learning activities design
- 01.02.2018 – 07.02.2018
- 28.10.2018 – 3.11.2018
- 7.4.2019 – 13.4.2019
- 13.10.2019 – 19.10.2019
The course will take place in the city of Kalamata, Greece. Here you can find more information about Kalamata and your accomodation.
Assistance is available. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help!