Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Malta
Although the full course is 2 weeks long, the course can be joined or left after 1 week.
Each week will contain 22.5 hours of contact time and 4.5 hours of guided self-study (optional).
Aimed at: teachers of at least CEFR B2 ability in English who work with secondary, tertiary or adult students.
This course is for teachers who:
- are teachers of languages who wish to move into CLIL teaching.
- are teachers of core subjects who wish to move into CLIL teaching
- already teach their core subjects using the CLIL method and need to review the methodology and learn more practical teaching ideas
This course is eligible for Gruntvig funding.
Visit europa.eu for more information on applying for funding.
The course will detail how to incorporate English language teaching into subject-teaching using the CLIL method. Although the course focuses on Teaching English as a foreign language, the methods and principles can be used or adapted into incorporating any foreign language. The language of the course will be English.
The EC CLIL Methodology Course will feature a series of both input sessions and workshops. The input sessions will introduce the trainees to the methodology and key points of CLIL. The workshops will give the trainees the opportunity to 1) put into practice what the input sessions have demonstrated, 2) share experiences and inspiration with their peers.
There will also be ample opportunity for trainees to improve their own grasp of the English language. Regular feedback during the lessons will focus on language use, from classroom instructions to ideas about the best way to introduce various language areas to their students.
The EC CLIL Methodology Course will be presented in the form of 90-minute sessions, 3 times-a-day lasting from 9.00 until 14.30. There will be two 30-minute breaks. The maximum class size is 14 trainees.
The sessions will be run by teacher trainers with experience in teaching similar courses. All trainers also have a background in teaching English as a foreign language to adults and children.
Certification of attendance
An EC school certificate will be presented to each trainee at the end of the course.
The certificate will state:
- Course title
- Course dates
- Duration of course in hours
- Attendance in percent
- Teaching topics covered
Pre-course and course documentation, evaluation, and follow up
A portfolio will be given to each trainee on the first day of the course. The portfolio will guide them through the course and give them:
- General information about the country – e.g. bank opening times, bus schedules, a map of the area
- Information about their stay – plus suggested places for them to visit while on holiday and a schedule of free and non-free events organised by the school, contact people within the school should they have an emergency
- Information about the course – dates, times and topics of the session, who their teachers are, where their lessons will be
- Worksheets and information about the subject to be used on the course
- Guided reflection/journal type documents to help the trainee to better evaluate their own needs
- Evaluation questionnaires for the trainees to be able to see their own progress
- Action plan document for further CPD after they leave the course
- An invitation for the trainees to share their contact details with a view to them maintaining contact and supporting each other after the course is finished