CLIL: the art of teaching english

Online CLIL Courses for secondary school teachers at La Dante


19th – 23rd April 2021 – one week

28th June – 9th July 2021 – two weeks

26th July – 6th Aug 2021 – two weeks

Monday – Friday, 3 hours per day

  • How is the CLIL Course structured? Based on a mix of theoretical and practical lessons, the programme of the course aims at developing appropriate skills and knowledge about CLIL methodology. We also organise visits to British primary and secondary schools or vocational colleges to observe lessons based on CLIL and talk with teachers as part of the programme (*during term time only).
  • Why do teachers love it? Because by learning new teaching techniques, they acquire new skills which they can apply to a variety of subjects across the curricula. Our courses are noted for the expertise of our teacher trainers coming from the Institute of Education in Cambridge
  • European Union Erasmus + funding for teachers: La Dante provides European Union funded CLIL programmes in the UK, offering teacher development courses for teachers using CLIL methodology. Click here to find out more about European Union Erasmus + funding to attend a teachers’ course in the UK.

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CLIL course at La Dante, main objectives:

This two-week intensive programme is for secondary and higher Education teachers who have to deliver content lessons in English. The course clarifies the concept of CLIL and will 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 curricula. Our experienced teacher trainers will show how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons.

Inspiring background story of the European Cultural Centre, La Dante in Cambridge: A creative language learning hub

By Giulia Portuese Background of La Dante It all started with the passion and dissemination of promoting my language and culture. I am Italian of Sicilian origins and with two sons Lorenzo and Luca born in Cambridge, my goal was to let them feel the richness of my Italian culture by giving them the gift of […]

In an interview with ‘Cambridge News’ our Director tells her story

‘Dr Giulia Portuese set up La Dante back in 2010 as a way for Italians looking for work to learn English. After initially welcoming just six children and adults they quickly expanded to also teaching English and Spanish to hundreds at the school.’   Read the whole interview here    

La Dante Online CLIL Course content and structure:

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.

Please let us know if you wish to find out more.