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CLIL in Primary School: Make It Work, Make It Effective

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Specifics

  • 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 €

Description

This course is designed for teachers in primary school who want to learn how to create content-based learning lessons and implement them in their classes. The focus will be on selecting an appropriate topic, sourcing and creating content, and adapting the foreign language didactic materials to different age groups and language levels. Teachers will use the content and new methodologies to enhance motivation and boost self-confidence in their classrooms. 

Through work-alone or group activities, simulations, and role-plays, participants will experience firsthand how CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) promotes interdisciplinary learning, adding a real-world dimension to a course topic while contextualizing language learning. Topics will include: sourcing and choosing content, scaffolding content and language learning, adapting the content to students’ needs and abilities, evaluation strategies, and many ideas for implementing CLIL in the primary classroom. Classroom management strategy and support will also be addressed as it relates to this innovative and increasingly popular methodology that engages both teachers and students.

At the end of the course, participants will return to their schools with a suitcase full of enthusiasm, ideas, strategies, and activities to integrate into their course curricula for successful and effective CLIL lessons with their primary students.  

The course will address both the needs of native speakers faced with teaching CLIL lessons as well as the challenges faced by non-native speakers.

Concept by: Lucy Tasca

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will return to their schools with a suitcase full of enthusiasm, ideas, strategies, and activities to integrate into their course curricula for successful and effective CLIL lessons with their primary students.

Participants will learn to:

  • Produce successful and effective CLIL lessons for their primary students;
  • Teach an academic topic in a foreign language;
  • Adapt and simplify existing academic material for use in a foreign language;
  • Plan stimulating activities that impart the learning of both content and language;
  • Set students at ease by creating an inclusive, fun and relaxed classroom environment;
  • Engage students in communicative activities appropriate to their level.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & setting goals

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Using CLIL in a primary classroom

  • CLIL in the primary classroom: selecting an appropriate subject and topic; 
  • Sourcing and choosing content and materials; 
  • Break; 
  • Adapting foreign language didactic materials to a primary class; age considerations; 
  • Adapting academic topics for primary-aged non-native speakers;

Day 3 – Adapting content to age groups

  • Scaffolding content and language learning for different age groups and language levels;
  • Break; 
  • Activity planning; 
  • Resources and aids in the preparation of lessons.

Day 4 – Analysing case studies

  • Case studies; 
  • Break; 
  • Evaluation strategies; 
  • Implementing CLIL in the primary classroom: the four skills;
  • Break; 
  • Group project.

Day 5 – Presentations

  • Presentation of participants’ projects.

Day 6 – Course closure & excursion

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

Next Courses

= Confirmed date

  • 18-23 Oct 2021
  • 15-20 Nov 2021
  • 17-22 Jan 2022
  • 21-26 Feb 2022
  • 21-26 Mar 2022
  • 18-23 Apr 2022
  • 16-21 May 2022
  • 20-25 Jun 2022
  • 18-23 Jul 2022
  • 15-20 Aug 2022
  • 19-24 Sep 2022
  • 11-16 Oct 2021
  • 8-13 Nov 2021
  • 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2021
  • 13-18 Dec 2021
  • 10-15 Jan 2022
  • 31 Jan - 5 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Mar 2022
  • 11-16 Apr 2022
  • 9-14 May 2022
  • 30 May - 4 Jun 2022
  • 13-18 Jun 2022
  • 25-30 Oct 2021
  • 22-27 Nov 2021
  • 27 Dec - 1 Jan 2022
  • 24-29 Jan 2022
  • 28 Feb - 5 Mar 2022
  • 28 Mar - 2 Apr 2022
  • 25-30 Apr 2022
  • 23-28 May 2022
  • 27 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
  • 25-30 Jul 2022
  • 22-27 Aug 2022
  • 26 Sep - 1 Oct 2022
  • 9-14 Aug 2021
  • 4-9 Oct 2021
  • 1-6 Nov 2021
  • 6-11 Dec 2021
  • 3-8 Jan 2022
  • 7-12 Feb 2022
  • 7-12 Mar 2022
  • 4-9 Apr 2022
  • 2-7 May 2022
  • 6-11 Jun 2022
  • 4-9 Jul 2022
  • 1-6 Aug 2022
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Reviews about this course

The perfectly prepared tutor, Lucy managed to create a very creative atmosphere in the classroom with her immediacy and charm. I was very pleased with all the helpful staff.

Lenka Tepla

Czech Republic
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