CLIL: An Introduction to Content and Language Integrated Learning 

Locations: Bray and Dublin

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20 Hours per Week

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Course Outline

This aim of this Introduction to CLIL course is to help teachers –

  • Develop their knowledge of the CLIL methodology
  • Identify the language demands of their curricular subjects.           
  • Adapt materials and design activities to support their students in their CLIL learning 
  • Plan and deliver CLIL lessons with confidence.
  • Support colleagues in CLIL teams to implement a cross-curricular approach to content and language integrated learning.

Applicants must have minimum level of B1 level of English, as outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you would like to confirm your level, please contact us.

ATC’s CLIL Introduction course can be combined with another Teacher Training & Development course, or a General English course, to form a 2-week programme, contact us for details.

For teachers applying through the Erasmus Plus scheme the OID for ATC Language Schools is E10133233.

Bray and Dublin
Maximum group size: 15
Minimum Level of English: B1
Start Dates :

July 2022
August 2022

CLIL An Introduction to Content and Language Integrated Learning Dublin

What you get

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20 hours tuition over one week

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Course materials included

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End-of-course certificate

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Join an optional cultural excursion

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Centrally located school

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for secondary teachers required to teach their subject through English, either partially, or fully. The course will help teachers introduce language-supportive methodologies into their teaching.

The course is also of benefit to English teachers who work as part of a CLIL team, or those who want to integrate a CLIL approach into their language teaching.

Applicants should have a minimum B1 level of English, as outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you would like to confirm your level, please contact us.

For teachers applying through the Erasmus Plus scheme the OID for ATC Language Schools is E10133233.

CLIL An Introduction to Content and Language Integrated Learning Dublin Ireland

Student Reviews

The course was very interesting and comprehensive. I have already implemented some of the things learnt in this course. I highly recommend it.
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Oana, Romania

Our teachers’ and students’ feedback about the course was enthusiastic and we owe this great result to the high professionalism of the teacher trainers from ATC and the perfect organisation of the course.

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Course content

This course was developed as an introduction to the content and language integrated approach to education. 

The course looks at the main features that characterise the CLIL methodology and explores different approaches to CLIL, from subject-led ‘hard CLIL’ (where there is a strong focus on subject knowledge), to language-led ‘soft CLIL’ (where curricular topics are taught during a language course). As a result, the course has broad appeal and is suitable for subject teachers and language teachers who want to know more about this exciting methodology.

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Teachers will examine the role of language in CLIL and explore both general academic (cross-curricular) and subject-specific language. We will look at ideas for helping students to notice key language in their texts and to support them in the use of this language in their speaking and writing.  

We will also look at techniques and activities for helping students to read subject texts and listen to presentations on subject topics, through the language of instruction. We will look at different resources available for CLIL teachers and consider approaches to amending and adapting materials for CLIL practice.

Finally, the course will look at assessment in CLIL and help teachers think about how they might approach formative and summative assessment of their students’ learning.

Course Modules:

  • The Core Concepts of CLIL
  • Language in CLIL
  • Reading, Listening and Learning – Working with CLIL Materials
  • Supporting Speaking and Writing
  • Assessment in CLIL

Teaching Style

The Introduction to CLIL course combines course input from ATC’s CLIL trainers with group discussion and collaborative work. Teachers are encouraged to share ideas and experiences, and are given the opportunity to collaborate on tasks in order to create their own resources and put the theory into practice.

Certificated hours

At the end of the course, teachers will receive an ATC Language Schools’ Certificate of Attendance for the 20-hour CLIL: Introduction to Content and Language Integrated Learning programme.

Teachers who complete the Introduction to CLIL course may elect to join another programme, such as the 20-hour CLIL Plus Programme. This programme offers subject-specific CLIL training, delving a little deeper into the text types, and the specific language demands of individual subjects. It also provides subject teachers with the opportunity to join an international community of practice of other CLIL teachers working in their subject area. The CLIL Plus Programme offers courses in CLIL for Geography Teachers, CLIL for History Teachers, and CLIL for Art Teachers.

CLIL Language teachers may elect to join any of our 20-hour Language Teacher Education Programmes, focussing in on specific areas of English language education.

 

Timetable

Classes Monday to Friday
Lesson 1 09:00 to 11:00
Break 11:00 to 11:30
Lesson 2 11:30 to 13:30

 

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