Bilingual Education, CLIL and EMI

Participants will learn about pedagogical methods, strategies, techniques and innovations in Education related with CLIL and how to put CLIL into practice.

Methodological Content Language Content
Approaching CLIL - Implications for Curriculum Design Materials Development for CLIL Contexts
Implementing CLIL - CLIL Methodology Professional Language Development

Programme Content

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.

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Programme Aims

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, Bognor Regis campus

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.

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Contact Us

Francisco J Melara Gutierrez

University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis. West Sussex, PO21 1HR, UK

Tel: +44 1243793527


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