Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Who is this course for?

The CLIL course is designed for teachers who would like to widen their skill set in this area. Teachers with limited previous teaching experience will benefit greatly from taking this course but the course also seeks to inspire more experienced teachers with new and creative ideas for the CLIL classroom. CLIL is a growing part of the ELT industry, especially in primary and secondary context and these are the areas we focus on in this course. We do not address CLIL in further education contexts.

What will you do on the course?

The course is designed to take about 30 hours and you can do it over three or six weeks. You will complete three modules covering a range of topics. You will read articles, blogs and watch videos and then discuss the content with your tutor via forum discussions and live tutorials. For each module you have to complete an assignment. You can choose from a range of activities to suit your situation and experience.

image_sb_30The Trainer: Ceri Jones has been working in the world of ELT for over 25 years. She has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and DOS in Italy, Hungary, Spain and the UK.

 

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Module One: CLIL & language learning

What is CLIL?

CLIL & SLA

CLIL & methodology

Module Two: Resources, tasks & materials

Thinking skills in CLIL

Content & language activities in CLIL

Materials & resources for teachers & learners

Module Three: Planning for CLIL

Learner language for CLIL classes

Lesson planning for CLIL

Consolidating learning & differentiating for CLIL

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How will the course help you develop?

This course will give you a solid grounding in CLIL if you are a newly qualified teacher entering this branch of ELT and it will help you develop existing skills if you already work in this sector. This course will help you develop your knowledge of this method of learning English. You will look at how to incorporate EFL (English as a Foreign Language) techniques into subject teaching to aid learner understanding of instructions, materials and explanations. You will also look at materials creation, how to develop learner autonomy, theories of second language acquisition and how they link to CLIL.

This course will equip you to operate more effectively in this context and also encourage you to take elements of it into general primary and secondary teaching.

The OxfordTEFL CLIL course was very informative and useful. I took away many practical ideas and activities that I look forward to using in my classroom. I particularly liked that the tasks were “small” enough to do in 30-minute or 1-hour sessions. It made it really easy to fit into my busy schedule between other obligations. Continue reading

Recommended reading

Uncovering CLIL by Peeter Mehisto, Maria-Jesus Frigols and David Marsh

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