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.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
Identify and analyze the differences and similarities between different types of content-based language learning programs (CLIL, CBI, etc).
Plan and prepare complete integrated lessons to achieve students’ learning outcomes in both content and language.
Develop, design, and deliver classroom activities that contain content and language integration to encourage efficient learning.
Foster teaching skills necessary for delivering a lesson in a foreign language.
Compare and evaluate various integration models to fit the learning goals.
Inclusivity and diversity
DAY 1 - Monday
Course introduction, Objectives, Syllabus, Practicalities
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
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
19.2. - 24.2.
1.4. - 6.4. (Spring break)
15.7. - 20.7.
12.8. - 17.8.
19.8. - 24.8.
Additional dates to be announced.
We provide all the documentation you need for your mobility: Mobility Agreement, Registration Letter, Invoice, and Certificate of Attendance.
Participants are required to bring their own laptops.
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.
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.
The course fee includes 2 cultural activities, with the option to book additional cultural activities through our CULTURE PACK (information available on destination pages).
480 EUR per participant (eligible for full Erasmus+ funding, or any other lifelong learning/professional development grant)