CONTENT & LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING
This is for secondary and tertiary teachers who want to learn to teach a school curriculum subject in a foreign language. The course explores the techniques and methodology underlying CLIL.
The course includes daily practical sessions on preparing CLIL micro-lessons and in the second week, delivering these micro-lessons to your trainer and peers, to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) programmes combine teaching content from a particular curriculum area (e.g., science) with the explicit teaching of a target language (e.g., English). There is a focus on the vocabulary and structures required for the additional curriculum areas. CLIL has the advantage of addressing the “crowded curriculum” issues as it enables one or more curriculum areas to be taught in an additional language, thereby extends the time on task 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 in the form of cultural activities plus there are 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 goal to decrease unemployment and students dropping out of school across Europe.