Content Language Integrated Learning (Old)

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.

The Trainer: Ollie Wood joined OxfordTEFL in 2015, but he’s been working in ELT since 2006. He has covered every position in the private sector from Teacher to Academic Manager. Ollie is passionate about teaching, training, and development.
  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