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Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Course Levels Available
B2 (Intermediate) – C2 (Proficiency)
Minimum age
22
Course Start Dates 2017
9 January, 20 January, 20 February, 6 March, 27 March,10 April, 24 April, 8 May, 22 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 July, 24 July, 7 August, 21 August, 4 September, 18 September, 9 October, 23 October, 13 November
Course Start Dates 2018
8 January, 29 January, 12 February, 12 March, 26 March, 9 April, 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 11 June, 25 June, 9 July, 23 July, 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, 8 October, 22 October, 5 November
Course Times
Class 1: 09.00 – 10.40
Class 2: 11.00 – 12.00
Class 3: 12.10 – 13.00
Class 4: 14.00 – 16.00*
*Please note that if a group of 4 participants cannot be formed, this course may be modified to 1 hour in the afternoon
Number of Weeks Tuition
This course can be joined for 1 or 2 weeks
Number of Hours Tuition
30 hours per week
Actual teaching time, excluding breaks is 26 hours 40 minutes.
During the Summer Programme (from 12 June until 25 August 2017), there is a full-day study visit on Wednesdays. Actual teaching time, excluding breaks, is therefore 21 hours 20 minutes per week.
There are no lessons on Public Holidays, which are 14 April, 17 April, 1 May, 29 May and 28 August 2017.
Class Size
Average 8 (maximum 15)
Course Fees
£335 per week
Extra Course Costs
£100 registration fee
4 weeks of optional online learning and all tuition materials are included in the course fee
This was my first time on an English course & it has been fantastic. I met many new people who I will collaborate with later on.- Eva, Sweden

CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and refers to teaching subjects such as history and geography to students through a foreign language.

This introductory Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) course is for teachers who are currently teaching, or preparing to teach, an academic subject in English. Academic subjects include Geography, History, Biology, Economics, Citizenship, to name but a few. Morning sessions focus on language development where participants gain confidence in using English. The afternoon Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology sessions introduce fresh and communicative approaches to teaching your subject through English.

This course uses a wide variety of communicative activities to develop language competence and also builds students’ confidence in teaching through English. Participants will have the opportunity to expand specific subject vocabulary as well as participate in practical group methodology sessions which provide them with ideas and materials that they can use upon their return to their own country. They will take part in seminars, workshops, lectures, open discussions and a study visit during term time (e.g. a primary or secondary school) or a place of cultural interest (non-term time). The exact content of the course is negotiated before and throughout the course to take into account the specific needs and developing interests of each group.

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • Collected a portfolio of teaching resources appropriate to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teaching
  • Increased their awareness of how to teach their subject effectively through English
  • Increased their awareness of how learning styles affect teaching
  • Broadened their subject-specific vocabulary
  • Shared ideas and experiences
  • Increased awareness of how cultural backgrounds can affect classroom dynamics
  • Created a network of teaching contacts within Europe

A detailed Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) course description can be downloaded here This includes an example programme.

If you intend to apply for Erasmus+ funding, we have prepared a useful Erasmus+ Application Overview to help you. The next deadline for Erasmus+ applications is 2 February 2017.

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