CLIL for Teachers
CLIL (Content and language Integrated Learning) is widely recognised as an effective way of improving both language skills and academic performance in the full range of school subjects. Language skills are developed by providing real opportunities for meaningful communication in the classroom. According to the European Commission, CLIL ‘can provide effective opportunities for pupils to use their new language skills now, rather than learn them now for later use’.
In many parts of the world, teachers are being encouraged to adopt CLIL methodology. In Italy in particular, it is being heavily promoted by MIUR (the Ministry of Instruction, Universities and Research). Having knowledge and experience of CLIL is a sure way to enhance a teacher’s career opportunities.
On our one-week course we will explore the theoretical background and, more importantly, look at techniques for applying the methodology to real classroom situations, with learners of different levels and age groups, using content from a range of science, humanities and citizenship subjects. You will experience CLIL lessons delivered by experienced trainers and put your new knowledge into practice through planning, preparing and delivering microteaching sessions. By the end of the course you will be ready to take the internationally-recognised Cambridge TKT: CLIL test.
Our TRINITY CertTESOL and In service Training and Development programmes for EFL teachers, as well as courses for CLIL teachers wanting to develop English language skills may be eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Please check with your National Agency. Erasmus + Lifelong Learning grants are obtained through the organization you are currently working with (school, university, training institute, etc.). The Erasmus+ Programme Guide lists very clear criteria you need to meet in order to be granted funding.