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Practical CLIL 

A practical online course to help you design your own CLIL lessons. Four online sessions from September-November. 

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CLIL&art 

CLIL courses specifically for art teachers! 

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CLIL&projects

How to design small (cross-curricular) projects (or a series of lessons) meeting both language and subject goals.  

Practical CLIL 

Online course in collaboration with Rosie Tanner.

September-November 2024

Are you always looking for new CLIL materials and activities? In this online course, we will share lots of CLIL ideas, but more importantly, you will learn how to adapt and design your own materials. This way, you won't have to keep looking for new ideas!

This is a unique online course for CLIL teachers, with an emphasis on designing your own materials, personal attention and feedback.

Every session, you will work interactively on input related to the week's topic - different activities and ideas that you can apply to your lessons. Our main emphasis will be on three essential techniques for CLIL: language support, interaction and retrieval practice. You will develop materials with other CLIL teachers during and between the sessions, go away with concrete lesson materials and receive personal feedback on your materials. 

Brainstormen

Practical CLIL

Online course in collaboration with Rosie Tanner

September-November 2024

Are you always looking for new CLIL materials and activities? In this online course, we will share lots of CLIL ideas, but more importantly, you will learn how to adapt and design your own materials. This way, you won't have to keep looking for new ideas!

This is a unique online course for CLIL teachers, with an emphasis on designing your own materials, personal attention and feedback.

more info practical

How it works
Every session, you will work interactively on input related to the week's topic - different activities and ideas that you can apply to your lessons. Our main emphasis will be on three essential techniques for CLIL: language support, interaction and retrieval practice. You will develop materials with other CLIL teachers during and between the sessions, go away with concrete lesson materials and receive personal feedback on your materials. 
Every trainer will join for at least 2 of the sessions. You will be assigned a tutor for your CLIL assignments. 

What other participants said about the course

"Very organised and structured! Lots of interaction and fun while learning so much about the how and what of CLIL. Excellent!"

"A job well done! I enjoyed the course thoroughly and have learnt so much!"

"I enjoyed the different ways of learning how to make for example texts or theoretic information more active. So teaching this kind of information in active ways."

Practical Information 
Four Wednesday afternoons (September 25, October 2, October 9, November 6)

  • 4.00PM-5.30PM (CET)

  • online

  • costs: €490

  • minimum 8, maximum 20 participants

art level 2
art level 1

CLIL&art level 1 (online)

Online CLIL workshop for art teachers
September 17, 2024, 2 hours online.  
Costs: €60,00

Which CLIL activities are suitable for the art classroom? How do I adapt these activities for my own classes? 
 

Join Petra Hatley-Richardson (experienced CLIL trainer and art teacher) in this two hour CLIL session, all about art! 

  • An introduction to the use of language support for art lessons

  • Experience multiple ways of analyzing art interactively. 

  • An introduction to peer feedback. 


During this online interactive workshop, you will participate in an art model lesson and discover how to use several activities in your own art lessons. 

This online event will prepare you for participating in CLIL&art level 2: a face-to-face full-day event for art teachers in January (2025). Scroll down this course page to learn more about CLIL&art level 2. If you decide to join the level 2 course, you will get your money back from the first session. 

 

What teachers said about previous art courses: 

  • “Enthusiastic and professional trainers” 

  • “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.” 

  • “Enjoyed the course very much. Good to practice and talk about teaching art and the difficulties in the lessons.” 

  • “It was practical and inspiring.” 

  • “I liked the friendly communication and the involvement of all the participants.”

CLIL&art level 2
Full day in January (2025) in Amersfoort, costs 270,-

How do I design a CLIL activity and how do I make sure it runs smoothly during my lessons? 
- Designing language support for multiple topics and a variety of levels.  
- Adapting CLIL activities for your own classes.  
- Writing aims and succes criteria to help students with (peer) feedback. 


In level 2, you will dig deeper into some of the principles from level 1 and you are introduced to some new concepts. This leads to designing several CLIL activities suitable for your own classes.  

All participants will have access to a private online forum for art teachers. A space to share ideas, talk about challenges and ask questions. A great way to stay in touch with fellow art CLIL teachers!

Beverages, lunch and all materials are included in the price. 

A date will follow soon! 

CLIL&classroom management
CLILandprojects
Brainstormen

CLIL&projects

CLIL workshop for all teachers

What will you learn?  

You will learn how to design small projects (or a series of lessons) based on the PBL method*, meeting both language and subject goals.  

At the end of the course, you will   

  • know how to develop a series of lessons or a project based on meaningful situations and questions, using a helpful format.  

  • experience different ways (activities) to provide input and give instructions.  

  • have a repertoire of techniques to support pupils in both language and content  

  • have designed a project (or lesson series) you could put into practice straight away.  You will have thought about warmers, time schemes, instructional techniques, group work, (formative) feedback, and assessment.

How much time does it take?

  • We ask for one hour of preparation before the course starts.

  • Two course days.

  • Between these two days, you plan half a day with your colleague(s) to work on the materials. When you hand this in, you will receive written feedback on your work.


Who is this course for?  

For this course, you need to enroll with one or two of your colleagues; for the best results, include both language and subject teachers. You will be working on a project with your colleagues.  
The course is suitable for experienced CLIL teachers and beginners. 

  

Some examples of projects and cross-curricular lesson series:   

History/geography/religion/CKV + Music + English: Which topics/struggles/problems are described in protest songs? And how is this expressed in music? Students explore which modern-day issues are suitable for protest songs.  Based on their findings, the pupils write their protest songs. 

Biology + Arts + English: The sea is a habitat for many different animals.  We find different animals at varying depths of the sea. Students explore the different sea zones and how light affects sea life and colour.  Students show their knowledge of sea zones, classification, and art techniques by painting an underwater world and describing one of the animals in their watercolour painting.   

Mathematics + Geography + English: In mathematical graphs, we work with coordinates. But on the globe, we use latitude and longitude. What is the difference, and what are the similarities? And what about GPS? Pupils make a scavenger hunt with these different ways of using coordinates.  
Globi: Many tto-schools aim to include global citizenship in their curriculum. During this course, you can spend time with your colleagues designing materials/projects suitable for your school.  
 

It is possible to do the course with teachers from the same subject, but it will be more challenging to include language goals and to connect the materials to the broader curriculum.   

  

*Project-based learning was described in “Keep it real with PBL” as   
‘an experience in which students are pulled through the curriculum by a meaningful situation to explore, an engaging real-world problem to solve,  or a challenge to design or create something ....To demonstrate what they learn, students create quality products to present their work to other people” (Hallerman, Larmer, & Mergendoller, 2011)    
   
How does this connect to CLIL?   
PBL & CLIL offers students a natural way of language learning through authentic project work. This will motivate students as well as teachers.   
When subject and language teachers work together to create lessons or projects, it becomes easier to focus on both language and subject goals.  

Costs: first teacher 590 euro, second/third teacher 490 euro

The course takes place with a minimum of 8 participants. 

The group will have a maximum of 20 participants.

For information about the next course, please send us an email.

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