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Content Connections (CLIL)

Price

€480

Duration

6 Days

Destinations

Berlin, Zagreb, Osijek, Tenerife

About the Course

Are you looking for an effective and engaging way to teach language and content? Look no further than our ERASMUS+ teacher training course on content-based learning.


During this 6-day course, delivered in Berlin, Amsterdam, Zagreb or Osijek, you'll learn the principles and practices of content-based instruction, and have the opportunity to design and implement your own content-based lessons. You'll also learn how to assess the effectiveness of these lessons and make adjustments as needed.


Content-based learning is an instructional approach that focuses on teaching language and content simultaneously. In this approach, the content of the subject matter is used as the basis for language instruction, with the goal of enabling learners to use the language to learn about a particular topic.


In content-based instruction, language is seen as a tool for learning, rather than the primary focus of instruction. This means that the language used in the classroom is authentic and meaningful, and is used for a specific purpose, such as understanding a text or participating in a discussion.


Content-based instruction typically involves the use of authentic materials, such as texts, videos, and audio recordings, that are related to the content being taught. These materials provide a rich source of language and content for learners to engage with and provide a basis for language instruction.


In content-based instruction, the teacher plays a crucial role in facilitating learning and providing support to learners, so this course is a perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills.



THIS COURSE IS PERFECT FOR

  • language teachers of all levels

  • education professionals such as curriculum developers and teacher trainers


No matter your background or experience, you'll find valuable insights and practical skills to enhance your teaching practice. This course also includes two cultural activities. You can also book additional cultural activities through our cultural package, which can be seen on our Destination pages.



LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  1. Identify and analyze the differences and similarities between different types of content-based language learning programs (CLIL, CBI, etc).

  2. Plan and prepare complete integrated lessons to achieve students’ learning outcomes in both content and language.

  3. Develop, design, and deliver classroom activities that contain content and language integration to encourage efficient learning.

  4. Foster teaching skills necessary for delivering a lesson in a foreign language.

  5. Compare and evaluate various integration models to fit the learning goals.



ERASMUS+ PRIORITIES
  • Inclusivity and diversity

  • Digital transformation



COURSE SYLLABUS

DAY 1 - Monday

  • Course introduction, Objectives, Syllabus, Practicalities

  • School Introductions/Presentations

  • Introduction to content-based language learning programs - overview of theory and current research

  • Sharing experiences about the topic in collaborative group activities


CULTURAL ACTIVITY IN THE AFTERNOON: Get to know the city through a Treasure Hunt activity.


DAY 2 - Tuesday

  • CBI vs. CLIL - theory, logic, and valuable ideas

  • Other forms of content-based instruction

  • Teacher planning and teacher development in CBI


DAY 3 - Wednesday

  • Need analysis and curriculum design

  • Creating coherence in CBI 

  • Language-focused instruction in CBI


DAY 4 - Thursday

  • How to integrate? - a workshop in groups on creating a CBI lesson plan, materials, and activities

  • Lesson plans presentations and analysis


DAY 5 - Friday

  • Assessment in CBI

  • Collaboration and support - where and how to get them?

  • Tips, tricks, and some more good examples


DAY 6 - Saturday

  • Feedback on the course

  • Portfolio collection

  • Certificate of Attendance


CULTURAL ACTIVITY: One more cultural activity that is included in the course price will be held on one of the days of the course. The exact time will be determined before the start of the course, taking into account the travel arrangements of participants. Visit the destination pages to see the details of these activities in each city.


Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and expand your knowledge of content-based instruction. Register now to secure your spot on the course.


2024 COURSE DATES AND LOCATIONS

2024


Tenerife

  • 15.7. - 20.7.


Need to have the course on specific dates not listed here? Send us an email and we'll try to organise it for you!

*Additional dates to be announced.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Course language

English


Documentation

We provide all the documentation you need for your mobility: Mobility Agreement, Registration Letter, Invoice, and Certificate of Attendance.


Equipment

Participants are required to bring their own laptops.


Certificate

On the last day of the course, a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to each participant who attends at least 80% of the course. If due to travel arrangements the participant cannot attend the last day of the course, the Certificate of Attendance can be awarded earlier.


Schedule

Classes will take place every day from 9.00 am to 1 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All the details will be provided to each participant over e-mail at least 1 week before the start of the course.


Cultural activities

The course fee includes 2 cultural activities, with the option to book additional cultural activities through our CULTURE PACK (information available on destination pages). 


Course fee

480 EUR per participant (eligible for full Erasmus+ funding, or any other lifelong learning/professional development grant)



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