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CLIL in Practice: Focus on Ireland

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Concept by: Sheila Corwin

Description

This engaging and fun course uses the city (Dublin or Drogheda) as context and aims at developing teachers’ academic and language knowledge of planning, preparing, and implementing reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities for non-native speakers of a language into their classrooms.

It also takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) methodology and introduces course participants to how the theory of teaching through specific course content (academic or otherwise) can relate to their own classroom practice. This course includes activity planning, CLIL resources, and aids in the creation of materials for second or foreign language learners.

By the end of the course, participants will learn the key principles of material development and integrating attractive content into effective teaching. They will also feel more confident with teaching their subjects to non-native speakers, Participants will also leave Ireland having learned more about the history, people, and places that have made Ireland a one-of-a-kind country with a unique past and present.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to understand how to:

  • Develop and integrate attractive content into effective teaching;
  • Learn how to find resources and materials in order to integrate new content and language in the classrooms;
  • Understand CLIL principles and its practical applications;
  • Develop teachers’ academic and language knowledge of planning, preparing and implementing reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities for non-native speakers of a language;
  • Refresh and broad communicative skills in the English language;
  • Implement successfully CLIL methodology in classes.
  • Develop and integrate attractive content into effective teaching;
  • Learn how to find resources and materials in order to integrate new content and language in the classrooms;
  • Understand CLIL principles and its practical applications;
  • Develop teachers’ academic and language knowledge of planning, preparing and implementing reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities for non-native speakers of a language;
  • Refresh and broad communicative skills in the English language;
  • Implement successfully CLIL methodology in classes.

Tentative shedule

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Day 1 – Course introduction

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • School Presentations comparing the various EU school systems 
  • An Introduction to CLIL

Day 2 – Museum excursion prep

  • Preparation of Museum Excursion with Leaner Activities
  • Museum Excursion with Demonstrating Learner Activities
  • Learners Presentation of Museum Activity

Day 3 – Exploration into CLIL

  • CLIL Theories and Practice
  • Popular CLIL Activities
  • Student-Centred Approach

Day 4 – Irish writers and artists

  • Irish Writers & Artists
  • Art Gallery Excursion

Day 5 – Reflection & Course closure

Reflection

  • Learning Approaches
  • Reflections

Course closure

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

Day 6 – Excurison

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Audience

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

Specifics

  • Activities: All courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Platform: Participants will enjoy free access to our e-learning platform.
  • Price: 480 €

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Reviews about this course

A very good sturcutred course Content: a good Balance of theory and practice. We shared differend working materials, sources for CLIL. I would recommend it. Thank you for the Organisation.

Mariya Pachevska

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