CLIL Plus – CLIL for Geography Teachers

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The CLIL Plus course – CLIL for Geography Teachers – offers secondary level CLIL teachers of Geography the opportunity to come together with other teachers of their subject, to look at ideas and activities for developing CLIL materials and CLIL lessons. The CLIL Plus programme can be taken as a follow-on course from our introductory course – CLIL: An Introduction to Content and Language Integrated Learning for Secondary Teachers, or it may be taken as a stand-alone course.

The aim of this course is to help Geography teachers to:

  • identify and analyse the language demands of Geography content,
  • adapt target language Geography materials for use with students,
  • design CLIL Geography activities to support students in their CLIL learning,
  • plan and deliver CLIL Geography lessons with confidence.

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Maximum group size: 15
Minimum English Level: B1
Applicable for Erasmus+ KA1
Course Dates 2023:

Dates to be confirmed

*Courses can also be organised year-round for closed groups in our Dublin City Centre or Bray school.

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What you get


20 hours tuition + 10 hours project work per week


Course materials included


End-of-course certificate


Interactive collaboration with other teachers


Choice of locations

Who is it for?

This CLIL for Geography Teachers course is suitable for secondary level geography teachers who are required to teach the subject through English, either partially or fully.

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.

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Student Reviews

The ATC Preparatory Certificate in ELT was the best possible start to my new career as an English teacher. I knew that ATC is one of the best language schools in Ireland and having the opportunity to learn from their best teachers was very important when I registered. I would recommend the course to every English teacher.

Michael, Brazil

Course content

Using English-language materials from the Irish Post Primary Curriculum (Junior Cycle [12 to 15 years old], this course will focus on the language demands of Geography. We will look at the specific key terms of Geography along with the cross-curricular, general academic language required by learners to engage with curriculum materials, develop their knowledge, skills and competences, and demonstrate their learning, through English.

The course looks at techniques and activities for guiding students through geography texts, and helping them to work with the curriculum content they read, watch and listen to.  We will also present teachers with support strategies for helping students to speak and write about geography topics effectively through English.

Teachers will also get to develop their own classroom language, and will be supported towards delivering geography lessons and managing their classes confidently through English.


On the course teachers will consider the question of assessment in CLIL, and look at ways of developing CLIL-based continuous or formative assessment.

Throughout the course teachers will develop their own teaching and assessment materials, supported by our CLIL trainers.

Course Modules:

  • The Core Concepts of CLIL – from Theory to Practice in the Geography Classroom
  • Language in CLIL for Geography
  • Reading, Listening and Learning – Working with CLIL Geography Materials
  • Supporting Speaking and Writing
  • Assessment in CLIL

Teaching Style

The CLIL for Geography Teachers 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. Teachers should finish the course with a portfolio of materials that can be used in their teaching context.

Certificated hours

At the end of the course, teachers will receive an ATC Language Schools’ Certificate of Attendance for the 30 or 60 hour CLIL Plus for Geography Teachers.

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


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