CLIL courses for teachers

CLIL COURSES FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN CAMBRIDGE
In partnership with the Institute of Education in Cambridge

CLIL course for secondary school teachers
La Dante provides European Union funded CLIL programmes in the UK, offering teacher development courses for teachers of English using CLIL methodology. This is also excellent for teachers of science, history, geography, music, art, drama and headteachers.

Our courses are noted for the expertise of our teacher trainers

coming from the Institute of Education in Cambridge and some are course writers. We organise visits to British primary or secondary schools or vocational colleges to observe lessons and talk with teachers as part of the programme (during term time only).

Objectives for CLIL course for teachers

This one week intensive programme is aimed at secondary and Higher Education teachers, teacher trainers who have to deliver content lessons in English. The aims of the course are to clarify and ‘demystify’ the concept of CLIL and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and tuition. We demonstrate teaching techniques which are transferable to a variety of subjects across the curriculum. We also show how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons.

CLIL Methodology

Why is CLIL relevant to contemporary education?
During the course, participants are exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: planning and prepare a unit , demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; adapting and exploiting texts in the context of CLIL; monitoring and evaluation of published materials and resources; specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. The course includes: daily practical sessions in the morning preparing CLIL’s micro lessons and, in the afternoon, each participant delivers the micro lessons in small groups with peers work.  This practical approach will give you all the skills you need to apply the learned methodology. Methods similar to ‘show and tell’ for history and geography, science and art. Teachers will provide the bibliography of extra texts and samples of lessons you can reproduce in the classroom.