CLIL 14 DAYS - CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LANGUAGE IN ALICANTE - SPAIN

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• COURSE INFORMATION:
CLIL course is aimed for teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff. The course will focus on CLIL methodology in a practical way as well as Teaching Foreign Languages techniques to improve our teaching practice as much as possible.

Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English. During this course participants will learn everything about CLIL principles, how to design a CLIL course at the same time that you could have the resources needed to adapt your current work to CLIL methodology. Everything in a practical sense so that teachers coming to this course end it with a great knowledge of this theory and how to implement it.

One of the strengths of the Course lies in the fact that its teaching is based not only in theorical activities but also in practical activities. In every single topic, managers will give you key contents and advices supported by practical cases and group work so that you are completely capable of implementing this methodology in your teaching practice with success. CLIL course also includes some NETWORKING ACTIVITY which takes places in strategic and relevants places of the city where take place the course, involving participants from other courses of the company just to encourage networking. This activity will further the relationship between participants of differents courses that take place at the same time in the same city.

• METHODOLOGY:
CLIL course is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. The course will have lectures, seminars and workshops to ensure full comprehension and every day assingnment support. Besides, before the starting date of the course, all participants will be invited to participate in an online previous formation related to essential vocabulary, grammar and skills needed to use English as Second Language Teaching so that all participants have the required skills to carry out any activity proposed during the course.
Every day, we will add new information about CLIL methodoloy, classroom management, engagement techniques at the same time that we will create new links to strenghten future common projects. By the end of the course, participants should have a specific CLIL lesson or unit designed depending on the course chosen. All the projects will be assessed and ready to incorporate it to their syllabus design. In this group work different participants will collaborate to learn about good practices settled in participant countries around Europe so that the learning process will be as complete as possible. Furthermore, trainers will make extensive use of evidence-based examples and experiences.

The methodology will have daily motivation activities, brainstormings, working in pairs or groups, simulations and practical cases based on real classroom situations. Besides, our experienced trainers will support and stimulate the networking and cooperation among participants.

At the end of the course, there is a final assessment. It will consist on a compulsory oral presentation about your CLIL project in groups to check the real understanding of all the contents. The course will provide the participants an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.

• MAIN OBJECTIVES:
CLIL course covers all the principles of this successful methodology offering resources, already planned activities as well as tested techniques to foster L2 at any time (academic and extracurricular activities). In detail, the concrete goals of the course are:

- To know all the principles and main objectives of CLIL methodology in a practical way.
- To enable teachers to break down students barriers in the class related to both liguistic as well as behaviourist ones.
- To foster students and teachers engagement through a motivating and dynamic methodology .
- To empower and to train teachers, education staff and those interested in developing a CLIL successful lesson based on all the skills related.
- To share experiences of international colaboration and projects from different organizations in order to be more effective in our proposal.
- To develop a wide range of assessment techniques that go further to the traditional ones and foster critical thinking.
- To enable teachers, education staff and those interested to use ICT with educational purposes to facilitate the educational lessons design and motivate students.
- To use ICT to maximaze the use of the target language in and outside the class so that students can take the most of the learning process.
- Know a wide range of dynamic activities to foster listening, phonics, speaking, reading and writing in their lessons.

Thanks to this project the participants will:
- Design a CLIL unit based on all the principles of this methodology being able to break down the linguistic barriers shown by the students body.
- Acquire techniques to scaffold students and get the most of their students whatever their needs are.
- Contrast information appeared in different Internet sources to be able to select the one that better fits to our students needs.
- Use ICT to create and adapt already made contents to our lessons with the intention of motivating students in the learning process.
- To share experiences of international colaboration and projects from different organizations in order to be more effective in our proposal.
- Diferentiate a wide range of assessment techniques to implement those more beneficial for our students.
- To guide students whatever their learning style is empowering those with special needs through a wide range of educational reinforcement techniques.

SPECIFIC ABILITIES OF 2 WEEKS COURSE
- To take the most of every single material (already made ones and new ones) to foster students learning through CLIL methodology.
- To be able to adapt our lessons and materials to this new approach in a successful way.
- To manage efficiently classroom environment and deal successfully with misbehaviour.
- To foster reading for pleasure in the academic field as well as out from the classroom. Involve all the educational community.
- To incorporate flipped classroom principles in our teching practice in order to foster students’ learning.
- To know the principles of blended classroom and incorporate those considered more interesting for our students progression.
- To offer the educational community techniques and activities to keep learning all along our life (teachers, students, parents and all the educational staff).
- To cope with specific learning needs and multilevelled classes through adaptative activities and techniques.
- To record, recycle and test students vocabulary through assessment activities of any kind to be adaptable to students needs.
- To acquire correcting techniques to improve students learning process.

By the end of the course, each participant should be able to:
- Design a didactic unit in different levels and learning styles-based attending to CLIL methodology.
- Create motivating contexts and activities for activities of any kind.
- Promote students’ maximum contact with L2 in the classroom and outside.
- Use ICT to keep learning outside the class and to enrich our teaching practice.
- Assess students in a wide range of ways far away from the traditional assessment tests.

SPECIFIC SKILLS 2 WEEKS COURSE
- Adapt already made materials and lessons to CLIL methodology.
- Manage efficiently misbehaviour and multilevelled classrooms.
- Foster reading for pleasure in the class and outside.
- Incorporate flipped and blended classroom methodologies in our teaching practice.
- Record, recycle and test students progression through the use of graphic organizers and a wide range of activities.
- Correct students mistakes in a constructive way.

• DAILY PROGRAMME:
Please find below the standard indicative daily programme that will be personalized on participants needs and professional profiles. CLIL course will be offered in two different options, a week course and a two-week one.

INDICATIVE PROGRAM FOR 1 WEEK
DAY 1 – SUNDAY. WELCOMING.
- Meeting and greeting.
- Introduction of the participants through a group dynamic.
- Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city.
- Reception of all course material.

DAY 2 – MONDAY.
- Introduction to CLIL methodology and its principles.
- Successful projects related to CLIL.
- Barriers of participation and how to solve them.
- Motivation in the class.

DAY 3 – TUESDAY.
- How to design a CLIL syllabus design.
- Improving listening and phonics in the class. Theory and practice.
- Task typology. Group task.
- ICT and technolearning.
- Cultural activity: discovering the city and its cultural heritage. Visit to Santa Bárbara Castle and MARQ Museum, best European Museum of 2004. Free activity included in the course.

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY.
- How to encourage students to read and write in the class.
- Communicative activities. Theory and practice.
- Importance of the context in the learning process.
- Design a CLIL lesson. Group work.
- Sports or relaxing activity in order to stay together and create a team. Free activity included in course fee.

DAY 5 – THURSDAY.
- Networking and cultural activity: trip to some relevant place in the city with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company. Great networking activity day full of outdoor activities to export to all countries of participants. Are you a leader?
- Networking and cultural activity: trip to Tabarca Island in Alicante with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company. Boat and PAELLA lunch are included. Great networking activity day full of outdoor activities to export to all countries of participants. Free activity included in the course.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY.
- Maximmazing L2 and limitating as much as possible L1.
- Assessment: coevaluation, self-assessment and educational practice assessment.
- Oral presentation of your CLIL units.
- Optional TAPAS lunch in the center of Alicante and spare time together after the lunch. Networking activity to deepen the relationship between all participants.

DAY 7 – SATURDAY.
- Course roundup.
- Releasing of official course certifications.
- Certification ceremony with the deliberation of a video – photo souvenir of the course.
- Participants departure if so.
(only for those participants of 7 day course)

SECOND WEEK
DAY 9 – MONDAY.
- Learning styles and learning strategies.
- Classroom management. Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the class.

DAY 10 – TUESDAY.
- Personalized educational visit to schools.
- Cultural activity.

DAY 11 – WEDNESDAY.
- Adapting our lessons and materials to a CLIL project.
- How to take the most of already done materials for a CLIL lesson.
- Sources to allow students to have more contact with L2.
- Group work: how to design a CLIL didactic unit.
- Sports activity.

DAY 12 – THURSDAY.
- Multilevelled lessons and special needs in our class.
- Group work: how to design a CLIL didactic unit.
- Cultural visit.

DAY 13 – FRIDAY.
- Scaffolding and ZPD theory.
- Kaye’s Learners Theory.
- Exploring techniques to correct oral and written mistakes.
- Oral presentation of our CLIL units.

DAY 14 – SATURDAY.
- Course roundup.
- Releasing of official course certifications.
- Certification ceremony with the deliberation of a video – photo souvenir of the course.
- Participants departure.

• DATES:
CLIL will attend courses during years 2019, 2020 and 2021 in next dates:

2019:
ALICANTE:
- From Sunday 1st July to 14th Saturday.
- From Sunday 11th August to Saturday 24th.

• COSTS AND ERASMUS + FUNDING
The cost of the seven day course is 700€, including course fee, certification and support fee, cultural and sport activities in the city, local transport in Alicante and networking day activities in all cities.

CLIL training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that cover all the costs of the course.

• NETWORKING:
The company will do during the SUMMER and EASTER GREAT NETWORKING WEEKS, where all participants of training courses will participate together in cultural and funny activities. Those GREAT NETWORKING WEEKS will involve participants from E+PMEV, TES, MMORE, GAME, CLIL, PBL, DRAMA, TAPPLETS and EQUALITY courses, in order to connect everything as educational departments of a same school. Every participant of each training course of seven days during the summer and the Easter as well will have the opportunity to spend some funny time and to meet more people than in other simple course. Moreover, all courses includes some cultural, sport and historical networking activities during the week. All activities will involve participants from other courses of the company in order to create a great environment and to find the perfect partner for futures eTwinning projects or even to collaborate together in a KA2 Erasmus Plus Project.

We aim to get an effective follow-up to stimulate peer networking, to keep in touch and to share opinions, experiences and practices for unlimited time with this tool and other different ways of connection, like e-mail, individual Skype calls, Facetime, telephone, WhatsApp or Facebook Group ‘Nameofthecourse Europe Group’. Furthermore PMS ERASMUS PLUS will upload documents, videos and photos of the course in icloud, Dropbox or Google drive and will encourage to all participants to share their own creation to have the maximun information in common benefits. In addition, photos of the training course and a sum-up video that can be used for visibility and dissemination purposes.

Specifically speaking, on Thursday all participants are invited to spend a great networking day in some relevant place of the city. This activity day will connect participants of differents courses to match perfect partners for future relationships in European Projects. Moreover, in the end of the week, all actors of the different courses will be asked to participate in a lunch in some special place of the city. All networking activities are designed to deepen the relationship between all participants.

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PMS ERASMUS PLUS
Location
ALICANTE, Spain


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