Participants will learn about pedagogical methods, strategies, techniques and innovations in Education related with CLIL and how to put CLIL into practice.
|Approaching CLIL - Implications for Curriculum Design
|Materials Development for CLIL Contexts
|Implementing CLIL - CLIL Methodology
|Professional Language Development
Our CLIL programme focuses on:
- Practical ideas to scaffold content and language in the classroom
- Planning and supporting language demands: BICS and CALP
- The place of thinking skills
- Test instruments and assessment procedures which can be used in the CLIL classroom
- Review of a range of books, internet and print resources for the participants’ classes
- Materials development
- Creating a language-rich classroom environment: word walls, timelines, anchor charts, posters, etc.
- Cooperative Learning
- Establishing cross-curricular links: practical ideas to connect Science, Literacy, Arts and Crafts or P.E.
- ICT resources for the classroom
- Basic discourse analysis in key curriculum areas
- Vocabulary-building activities
In addition, we will address Classroom Language Improvement and Language for Managing the Classroom. Our programme will include a School Attachment Placement.
Our CLIL programme aims to:
- Explore in practical ways the materials and methodology appropriate to CLIL
- Consider the qualities and skills required by teachers involved in CLIL
- Consider the modes of delivery and types of classroom interaction most appropriate to CLIL
- Enable participants to design content lesson plans taught in English
- Enable participants to create materials for classroom use in teaching content lessons in the CLIL classroom
- Build participants’ confidence in the professional use of English in the classroom
- Practise language needed to teach specialist subjects in English
- Enable participants to become reflective practitioners as teachers and to develop their critical thinking skills as classroom teachers.
Learning Resource Centre
A range of resources to support you
Our Learning Resources Centre is a whole building dedicated specifically to learning resources, where far from the traditional materials of a library, participants will find resources from and to be used in schools, for every subject and curricular level.
Approaches to Learning
Study in a supportive learning environment
We will use active learning methods, involving practical activities, problem-solving strategies, reflection and developing Critical Thinking strategies. Our programme will examine examples of good pedagogic practice both in the UK and elsewhere.