CLIL -Content and Language Integrated Learning

1 and 2 weeks

€525

starting price

per week

This course explores the history of teaching content in English and English through content, and identifies the principles underlying effective practice.
You will look at the necessary skills required for CLIL teachers, explore materials and methodologies appropriate to CLIL and raise your language awareness and linguistic competences. Key issues in course design will be examined, as well as testing and assessment procedures in CLIL contexts.

This course will cover some or all of the following aspects:

  • Key concepts and theories in CLIL methodology
  • Language support for content learning
  • Personal language development
  • Language for classroom management and instruction giving
  • Materials development (task design, working with texts, visuals, etc.)
  • Basic discourse analysis in key content areas
  • Types of questions and questioning techniques
  • Thinking skills and their role in activities and materials design
  • Subject-centred vocabulary building
  • Code-switching and working bilingually
  • Creating a language-rich classroom environment
  • Review of a range of internet and print resources for participants’ selected content areas
  • Assessment and testing
  • Microteaching of CLIL activities.

This course will extend the participant’s understanding and critical awareness of:

  • The history and theory of teaching content in English and English through content, as well as the principles underlying effective practice
  • The qualities and skills required by teachers involved in CLIL in a primary context
  • The materials and methodology appropriate to CLIL in a primary context
  • How to improve their command of English, especially in their classrooms
  • Language and linguistic competence at word, sentence and discourse level
  • How to identify and explore key issues in syllabus/course design
  • The modes of delivery and types of classroom interaction most appropriate to CLIL
  • The test instruments and assessment procedures which can be used in CLIL contexts with different language levels and content areas

Time will be built into the course for reflection and for participants to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to classrooms in their own professional contexts.

This course is for :

  • Qualified teachers who are engaged in delivery of subjects across the school curriculum through the medium of English or another foreign language
  • Teachers of subjects across the curriculum as well as language teachers

Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to A2/B1 on the Common European Framework. 

Teaching Young Learners – 1 and 2 weeks
This 25 hours per week face-to-face taught course is eligible for Erasmus+ funding. A programme of social and academic activities is also included. This course will develop your awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to young learners, extend your classroom language and give you an opportunity to improve and update your spoken and written English. This course will cover some or all of the following aspects:
  • Personal language development
  • Insights into cultural and intercultural issues
  • Classroom language
  • Theories of cognitive development and first language learning in young learners
  • A range of approaches for teaching English to young learners and how such approaches may be realised in the classroom
  • Evaluation of materials for teaching English to young learners
  • Design and creation of teacher-made materials
  • Assessment of young learners
  • Initial syllabus and course design
  • Classroom observation as a means of revealing and informing practice
This course will extend the participant’s understanding and critical awareness of:
  • The principles and practice of teaching English to young learners
  • Classroom language
  • How to improve and update their spoken and written English
Time will be built into the course for reflection and for participants to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to classrooms in their own professional contexts.

This course is aimed at teachers as well as academic managers in the young learner field (the term ‘young learners’ should be taken to cover the 6-12 age range).

Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B1 on the Common European Framework.

N.B – NILE Courses
All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness. All course participants receive a pre-course questionnaire, which should be returned prior to the course. This is to ensure that the areas of most relevance to participants are covered.

Fast Facts

Entry level

Min. Level A2 +

Minimum Age

23 years

Length of Course

  • 22.5 Hours – 1 week
  • 45 Hours – 2 weeks

Included

  • Access to NILE eLibrary
  • Access to NILE Digital Learning Platform.
  • End-of-Certificate

Dates

1-week course (5 training days):

14-18 Nov 2022

08-12 May 2023
29 May –02 June 2023
21 –25 Aug 2023
23-27 Oct 2023
27 Nov –01 Dec 2023

 

2-week course (10 training days):

14-25 Nov 2022

29 May –09 June 2023
21 Aug –01 Sep 2023
16-27 Oct 2023

Class size

Average 6 per group 

Max 16 participants per group

Lessons/week

30 lessons (22.5 hours per week)

Rates

Course Fee                           €525.00 per week   

                                                €1050.00 2 week course

 

Programme Fee                   €100.00 – includes

                  •  €60 Registration Fee — Mandatory
                  •  €40 Social Programme includes 2 pre-booked half-day cultural guided tours – Optional

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