CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning

The aims of the course are to clarify the concept of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction.

Provided by Direct English
Course codeCLIL
Entry levelIntermediate (B1)
Course duration2 weeks
Total input42 hours + extra activities
Maximum Class Size: 12
Course Start Dates: (Flexible) –  ( Full time or Part time Options)

Objectives

This two-week programme is aimed at secondary and Higher Education teachers and teacher trainers. It is beneficial to teachers who are currently or in the future planning to deliver their subjects, such as Geography, Maths and Science in English. The aim of the course is to clarify and focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. We demonstrate teaching techniques which are transferable to a variety of subjects across the curriculum. We also show how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons.

Methodology

During the course, participants are exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; adapting and exploiting texts in the context of CLIL; evaluation of published materials and resources and specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. 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 in order to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.

Follow-Up

All participants are encouraged to maintain contact with their colleagues from the course and to establish contacts with teachers from other countries and regions to share experiences and difficulties encountered. Also, participants should work on adapting and creating materials for use in the provision of CLIL lessons.

Sample Timetable

Please note that this is the outline of a typical course. Some units may alter in content.

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00-10:00

Orientation and introduction.
Background and rationale of CLIL

Language improvement through CLIL: present verb forms

Phonology 1: word stress, sentence stress, rhythm

Language improvement through CLIL: past verb forms

Language improvement through CLIL: modality

10:00-11.00

Demonstration lesson(s) using CLIL methodology

Adapting and exploiting texts in the context of CLIL

Receptive skills 1: listening

Methodology for presenting vocabulary

Published / online materials / resource book evaluation and adaptation

11:00-11:30

Tea break

Tea break

Tea break

Tea break

Tea break

11.30-13.30

Language for classroom management

Preparing micro lessons

Preparing micro lessons

Preparing micro lessons

Preparing micro lessons

13.30 -14.30

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

14.30-15.30

Tour of Cork City

Irish Education System

Free afternoon

Shandon Bells

Free afternoon

Saturday – It’s possible to organize a full day trip e.g. to Killarney, Blarney or Cobh  –  only €35 per person.

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00-10:00

Phonology 2: the phonemic chart and sounds in connected speech

Language improvement: phrases with prepositions

Language improvement through CLIL: future forms

Language improvement through CLIL: passive voice

Presentation skills in English

10:00-11:00

Receptive skills 2: reading

Recording, recycling and testing vocabulary

Ideas for speaking activities

Ideas for writing activities

Course feedback & evaluation

11:00-11:30

Tea break

Tea break

Tea break

Tea break

Tea break

11:30-13:30

Preparing micro lessons

Preparing micro lessons

Preparing micro lessons

Micro lessons

Graduation ceremony

13.30-14.30

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

14.30-15.30

Cross-cultural subject teaching

Free afternoon

Free afternoon

Test

Free afternoon

For further information contact +353 21 2411 131 or email info@directenglishireland.ie