Working with CLIL&more
We are passionate about bilingual education and support schools and teachers in this area of education. (CLIL, tto, multiligualism)
We support subject and language teachers looking to create synergy between the two.
We strongly believe in all the benefits CLIL has to offer. We also know the struggles teachers and schools can encounter when implementing CLIL. We are mindful not to add to teacher workload but to make the most of teachers' time.
We offer tried and tested materials and strategies in our courses and in-school training. Our coaching style can be described as practical, to the point, and realistic.
We often hear teachers describe us as quick thinkers: we can find practical and out-of-the-box solutions for any problems teachers might be facing.
This is what we do:
Courses CLIL & PBL
for subject and language teachers
Coaching on CLIL
for teams and individuals
tailor-made courses and workshops
setting up CLIL
This is why we do it:
A natural way of language learning
Integrating language into subject lessons creates a more natural and practical way of learning a language.
A lasting understanding of the subjects
Due to the (second)language element in subject lessons and the (initial) desirable difficulties that come with it, deeper learning occurs. The more effort, the better the retention.
Motivating students and teachers
CLIL does not only motivates students, it has the same benifit for teachers!
When subject teachers teach in a class in a second language, they will have to go beyond thinking 'What will I teach?". It makes them stop and think, "How will I teach it?"
This is who we are:
CLIL&more is a branch of the company LES&more based in the north of the Netherlands, founded by Petra Hatley-Richardson (right) and Sietske Dijkema (left).
LES&more was set up to improve teaching quality and improve teachers' well-being. CLIL&more follows the same principles: We want to make CLIL teaching more effective, enjoyable, and efficient.
With over ten years of experience teaching CLIL (English, mathematics, art, and cross-curricular projects), we tap into our practical knowledge of CLIL-teaching as trainers. Our suggestions will always be realistic as we know what it's like to teach a group of 30 students ;-)
Petra and Sietske are certified and experienced teacher trainers.
We are experienced with CLIL training and workshops in the Netherlands, and Petra gained experience working in Austria, Denmark, and Hungary.
Petra has a background in both language and subject teaching, and Sietske brings her love for PBL and experience in 20/80-learning to the table.
What previous participants said about our courses:
“Enthusiastic and professional trainers”
“It was practical and inspiring”
“I liked the friendly communication and the involvement of all the participants.”
"Very nice ambiance, proper feedback, and fun!"
"Practical ideas suitable for our subject"
"It was really great and a fun day!!! Thank you "
“In comparison to other Clil courses, this course has really made sense to me. More focus on Art and language than Language and other subjects”