CONTENT & LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING
This course is for teachers who want to learn how to teach a school curriculum subject in a foreign language. The course explores the techniques and methodology that underlies CLIL.
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) programmes combine teaching content from a particular curriculum area (e.g., science) with the teaching of a target language (e.g., Spanish). There’s focus on the vocabulary and structures required for the additional curriculum area. Content may include all or part of one or more curriculum areas. CLIL has the advantage of addressing the issues of the “crowded curriculum” as it allows for one or more curriculum areas to be taught in an additional language, thereby extending the time for language learning. It also works by promoting transverse skills, important for learning in the 21st century. This course, in addition to formal classroom learning, also contains informal/” insitu” learning through cultural activities as well as international networking opportunities for teachers to mix with other teachers from all over Europe.
This teaching development course has been designed around the objectives of ERASMUS+ Key Action 1, with the aim of increasing internationalisation and modernisation of schools, as well as strengthening the teaching profession. As a result, it also aims to increase attainment of multilingualism in students through effective teaching, with the ultimate goal of decreasing unemployment and reducing the number of students dropping out of school across Europe.
Morning programme: focuses on four skills; speaking, listening, reading, and writing whilst covering essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and colloquial language. Small groups allow concentrated, focused study of English.
Afternoon programme: provides participants with practical ideas to help them reflect on and develop their current teaching practices in a CLIL context by looking at: Key Principles of CLIL Materials/Development/Design Syllabus/Course Design.
Course runs from 9.00am to 3.30pm including a lunch break.