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 Galway) 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.

Audience

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

Head teacher of Languages Courses: Sheila Corwin

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Dublin

  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020
  • 30 March - 4 April 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 11-16 May 2020
  • 8-13 June 2020
  • 29 June - 4 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 10-15 August 2020
  • 31 August - 5 September 2020

Next courses in Drogheda

  • 27 January - 1 February 2020
  • 24-29 February 2020
  • 23-28 March 2020
  • 27 April - 2 May 2020
  • 25-30 May 2020
  • 22-27 June 2020
  • 27 July - 1 August 2020
  • 24-29 August 2020
  • 28 September - 3 October 2020
  • 26-31 October 2020
  • 23-28 November 2020

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

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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Reviews about this course

Course is good organized, more practice than theory. Teacher Touria was very well prepared and gave us a lot of worksheets and examples to do in our lassons. There was a lot of communication and working in pairs or groups. Maybe, there was a liitle bit of problem because there were quite big differences in English knowledge among teacher participantes.

Melita Matan

Touria was able to lead the courses given by adapting to the different linguistic and communicative levels of the participants and by professionally leading the courses. Maybe the course could link more linguistic skills and CLIL.

Florence Rodor

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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