CLIL - CONTENT LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING

COURSE INFORMATION

CLIL course is aimed for teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff. The course will focus on CLIL methodology in a practical way as well as Teaching Foreign Languages techniques to improve our teaching practice as much as possible. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English.

 

During this course participants will learn everything about CLIL principles, how to design a CLIL course at the same time that you could have the resources needed to adapt your current work to CLIL methodology. Everything in a practical sense so that teachers coming to this course end it with a great knowledge of this theory and how to implement it. One of the strengths of the Course lies in the fact that its teaching is based not only in theorical activities but also in practical activities. In every single topic, managers will give you key contents and advices supported by practical cases and group work so that you are completely capable of implementing this methodology in your teaching practice with success.

METHODOLOGY

CLIL course is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. The course will have lectures, seminars and workshops to ensure full comprehension and every day assingnment support. Besides, before the starting date of the course, all participants will be invited to participate in an online previous formation related to essential vocabulary, grammar and skills needed to use English as Second Language Teaching so that all participants have the required skills to carry out any activity proposed during the course.

Every day, we will add new information about CLIL methodoloy, classroom management, engagement techniques at the same time that we will  create new links to strenghten future common projects. By the end of the course, participants should have a specific CLIL lesson or unit designed depending on the course chosen. All the projects will be assessed and ready to incorporate it to their syllabus design. In this group work different participants will collaborate to learn about good practices settled in participant countries around Europe so that the learning process will be as complete as possible. Furthermore, trainers will make extensive use of evidence-based examples and experiences.

 

The methodology will have daily motivation activities, brainstormings, working in pairs or groups, simulations and practical cases based on real classroom situations.  Besides, our experienced trainers will support and stimulate the networking and cooperation among participants. At the end of the course, there is a final assessment. It will consist on a compulsory oral presentation about your CLIL project in groups to check the real understanding of all the contents.  The course will provide the participants an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.

 

MAIN OBJECTIVES

CLIL course covers all the principles of this successful methodology offering resources, already planned activities as well as tested techniques to foster L2 at any time (academic and extracurricular activities). In detail, the concrete goals of the course are:

 

  • To know all the principles and main objectives of CLIL methodology in a practical way.

  • To enable teachers to break down students barriers in the class related to both liguistic as well as behaviourist ones.

  • To foster students and teachers engagement through a motivating and dynamic methodology .

  • To empower and to train teachers, education staff and those interested in developing a CLIL successful lesson based on all the skills related.

  • To share experiences of international colaboration and projects from different organizations in order to be more effective in our proposal.

  • To develop a wide range of assessment techniques that go further to the traditional ones and foster critical thinking.

  • To enable teachers, education staff and those interested to use ICT with educational purposes to facilitate the educational lessons design and motivate students.

  • To use ICT to maximaze the use of the target language in and outside the class so that students can take the most of the learning process.

  • Know a wide range of dynamic activities to foster listening, phonics, speaking, reading and writing in their lessons.

 

Thanks to this project the participants will:

  • Design a CLIL unit based on all the principles of this methodology being able to break down the linguistic barriers shown by the students body.

  • Acquire techniques to scaffold students and get the most of their students whatever their needs are.

  • Contrast information appeared in different Internet sources to be able to select the one that better fits to our students needs.

  • Use ICT to create and adapt already made contents to our lessons with the intention of motivating students in the learning process.

  • To share experiences of international colaboration and projects from different organizations in order to be more effective in our proposal.

  • Diferentiate a wide range of assessment techniques to implement those more beneficial for our students.

  • To guide students whatever their learning style is empowering those with special needs through a wide range of educational reinforcement techniques.

 

By the end of the course, each participant should be able to:

  • Design a didactic unit in different levels and learning styles-based attending to CLIL methodology.

  • Create motivating contexts and activities for activities of any kind.

  • Promote students’ maximum contact with L2 in the classroom and outside.

  • Use ICT to keep learning outside the class and to enrich our teaching practice.

  • Assess students in a wide range of ways far away from the traditional assessment tests.

 

DAILY PROGRAMME

The manager of the company usually welcomes participants on Sunday afternoon and gives them all the information about courses and Erasmus week. The main training activities, instruction and practices will take place from Monday to Friday. Moreover, participants will be able to explain their own school and Erasmus project to the rest of participants in the beginning of the week and, after that, work all together to set up future eTwinnings or even Job Shadowing. On another note, participants will be involved in cultural activities held by the company during afternoon time. Finally, there will be a course’ roundup and a final evaluation on Friday or Saturday morning, depending on the participants' departure time, and the delivery of the certificates of attendance. Here you have below the standard indicative daily programme of the course.

 

DAY 1 – SUNDAY. WELCOMING.

- Meeting and greeting.

- Introduction of the participants through a group dynamic.

- Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city.

- Reception of all course material.

 

DAY 2 – MONDAY.

- Introduction to CLIL methodology and its principles.

- Successful projects related to CLIL.

- Barriers of participation and how to solve them.

- Motivation in the class.

- Cultural activity: discovering the city and its cultural heritage.

 

DAY 3 – TUESDAY.

- How to design a CLIL syllabus design.

- Improving listening and phonics in the class. Theory and practice.

- Task typology. Group task.

- ICT and technolearning.

- Cultural activity: discovering the city and its cultural heritage.

 

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY.

- How to encourage students to read and write in the class.

- Communicative activities. Theory and practice.

- Importance of the context in the learning process.

- Design a CLIL lesson. Group work.

 

DAY 5 – THURSDAY.

- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT: 5W's. WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company. 

- Networking activity:  Guided session to find your best partner for a future JOB SHADOWING and/or KA229 PROJECT.

- Optional Cultural package: it depends of the city where the course is running, PMS ERASMUS PLUS will offer an optional package just to encourage networking and to know much more about cultural and historical from the country where you stay.

          

DAY 6 – FRIDAY.

- Maximmazing L2 and limitating as much as possible L1.

- Assessment: coevaluation, self-assessment and educational practice assessment.

- Oral presentation of your CLIL units.

- Optional lunch or dinner, it depends of the chosen venue. Networking activity to deepen the relationship between all participants.

 

DAY 7 – SATURDAY.

- Course evaluation.

- Releasing of official course certifications.

- Presentation of participants’ works.

- Participants departure.

DATES

CLIL course will attend editions during 2023 in following dates:

 

2023:

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

-       From Sunday 9th July to Saturday 15th.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

-       From Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th.

-       From Sunday 20th August to Saturday 26th.

 

COSTS AND ERASMUS + FUNDING

The cost of the seven day course is 560€ and includes course fees, free cultural activities in the city during the week and certification of attendance. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen the relationship between all participants.

 

The training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that covers all the costs of the course.

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