CLIL in Practice: Focus on Florence

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1 week (6 days) ERASMUS + course about CLIL methodologies for language teachers and teachers of all academic (and other) subjects, available in Florence.

This engaging and fun course uses the city of Florence as content and aims at developing academic and language teachers’ knowledge of planning, preparing, and implementing reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities for non-native speakers of a language in their classrooms. It also takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding CLIL (or content based) methodology and introduces course participants to how the theory of teaching language and specific course content (academic or otherwise) can relate to their own classroom practice.

This course includes lots of activity planning, CLIL resources, and aids in the preparation of creative and engaging materials for second or foreign language learners of any language.

By the end of the course, participants will learn the key principles of material development and how to integrate attractive content into effective second language teaching. Participants will become more aware of how to create appropriate activities that are also motivating and engaging to non-native speakers of a language. Both academic content and language teachers will feel more confident and inspired to teach their subjects. Participants will also leave Florence having learned more about the history, people, and places that have made the city of Florence a one of a kind city with a very unique past and present.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Integrate the four skills of English or any foreign language into the classroom and any school curriculum.  
  • Design creative and engaging activities aimed to achieve learning objectives in language and content.  
  • Create an interesting classroom environment where learning is fun and focused on very specific (and relevant) content.
  • Become knowledgable about using English in the classroom while engaging learners in collaborative and communicative activities.
  • Enhance the learning of languages with new ideas for increasing student interest and motivation by using stimulating and “authentic” materials from the real world. 
  • Develop ease with using English in your second or foreign language learner classroom as a teacher.

Target audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals.

Details, locations and dates

  • Price: 480€
  • Activities included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one city guided tour and one full day excursion.
  • Lessons are from Monday to Saturday, if not stated otherwise.

Next courses in Florence

  • 13-18 May 2019
  • 10-15 June 2019
  • 8-13 July 2019
  • 29 July - 3 August 2019
  • 12-17 August 2019
  • 9-14 September 2019
  • 30 September - 5 October 2019
  • 14-19 October 2019
  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 10-15 February 2020

Cultural activities included: excursions to important places that relate to course content every day of the week. 

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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Reviews about this course

It was an interesting, useful and fun course. I learned the CLIL method and had the chance to practice and improve my English knowledge. Sheila Corwin  is a very good trainer. She brought us a variety of interesting tasks. I liked her lessons very much. She showed us a museum every day and we had two guided city-tours during the week, as well. Thank you for the well-organised course.

Aranka Hungary

Sheila Corwin’s course “”CLIL in practice focused on the History of Florence”” is the best CLIL course I have ever taken and I strongly recommed it.

Ignacio Rivas

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