CLIL: Focus on History and Archaeology

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  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
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  • Price: 480 €


History and Archaeology are often subjects that learners either love or loathe, and many struggles to see the relevance of. This course aims to strike a balance between two main goals that will be set for learners of English using the CLIL approach – with special focus paid to History and Archaeology.

The main challenges for teachers applying the CLIL methodology are related to:

  • Language (using appropriate lexis);
  • Generating interest;
  • Bringing dynamism to classes;
  • Exploiting available resources (such as ICT and other online resources);
  • Engaging learners with the material;
  • Stimulating creativity.

This course aims to broaden educators’ knowledge of approaches and methodologies, creativity in the classrooms, theories of learning, collaboration in the classroom, building topical research frameworks, online resources, and practical applications of CLIL in the classroom.

Participants will explore ways in which to apply different learning approaches and methodologies to the classroom, for example:

  • Inquiry-based learning;
  • Project-based learning;
  • Student-centred/collaborative learning.

On the course, participants will engage with colleagues on different aspects of teaching methodologies and theories of learning, share experiences, do practical lesson activities, reflect and evaluate them, and will do a project that involves some outdoor fieldwork.

Participants will have an understanding of different theories of learning, learn how to prepare procedures that incorporate a variety of activities both inside the classroom and on fieldwork outings. They will learn how to use and combine available archaeological data sets, build their own, and engage learners in fieldwork techniques.

Concept by: Owen Connolly

Learning outcomes

Participants to the course will learn to:

  • Master archaeological terminologies in English;
  • Apply CLIL methodologies to their classes;
  • Use an inquiry-based approach to teaching;
  • Build critical thinking and analytical skills while teaching their subject;
  • Use online resources relevant to History and Archaeology;
  • Guide learners into how to interpret archaeological material.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Where do you come from? Participants’ archeological heritage

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • The history and archaeology in participants’ areas.

Day 2 – An Introduction to Archaeology and CLIL

  • Collegial reflection discussion on teaching methodologies and learning outcomes;
  • An introduction to teaching theories with a focus on CLIL and project outline;
  • Practical classroom-based archaeological skills and data-set collections.

Day 3 – Inquiry-based Learning in Archaeology

  • Collegial reflection discussion on teaching methodologies and learning outcomes;
  • An introduction to teaching theories with a focus on CLIL and project outline;
  • Practical classroom-based archaeological skills and data-set collections.

Day 4 – Inquiry-based Learning in Archaeology

  • Fieldwork – data collection and synthesis (Field trip).

Day 5 – Project presentations and anticipated issues

  • Project presentations and follow-up discussions;
  • Problem-solving project issues.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

Course closure

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.

Cultural activities

  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

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