Designing CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning

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Welcome to IDEC trainings in Greece!
>> Scope: Design classes and lessons using CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning methodologies.

>> Aim: The Designing CLIL course is an introduction to CLIL method – Content and Language Integrated Learning and addresses teachers and educators of different subjects, as well as English language teachers that are willing to experiment and implement the CLIL method.

>> Certificates: Certificate of attendance.
Europass Certificate Supplement.
Europass Mobility.

>> ECVET points: 3.5

>> Target groups: Teachers and trainers in primary, secondary schools, vocational education schools and organizations, teaching English as foreign language or using English language in their instruction.

>> Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the training course, you are expected to be able to:
- understand the theoretical aspects and the underlying principles of CLIL
- design and plan the instructions, so as to achieve learning objectives in content and in English language
- develop speaking and listening skills for students in English language
- assess English language skills to students

>> Thematic units:
• Introduction to CLIL
• The Underlying Principles of CLIL
• Planning the curriculum
• Planning a CLIL lesson
• Delivering a CLIL lesson
• Assessment of CLIL

>> Methodology and learning material: The preparation phase includes a learning needs analysis that is being conducted with a standardised questionnaire.
The course instruction applies active learning techniques and the participants are called to bring their own cases and work with them, in hands-on activity. The participants have access to IDEC library including a number of publications presenting CLIL methods and lesson plans from Cambridge, Oxford and other publishers, including CLIL methods for specific subjects e.g. biology, chemistry, mathematics, etc. the instructor will present learning scenarios and learning content, nevertheless she will focus on the methodology for the creation of new scenarios, tailored to the classroom needs of each participant. During hands-on activities, the participants will explore ready learning scenarios from the bibliography, in order to get inspired and develop their own methods and learning contents.
The participants will receive a dossier with learning material consisting of the presentations and support material, in English language.
As a follow up, the participants are invited to join our Facebook group and network with other participants of IDEC courses. The participants of the Facebook group are exchanging ideas and practices regularly and often are asked to join new European projects, based on their interests. IDEC staff will provide all necessary support to facilitate your entry into new European project proposals.

>> Why selecting this course?
Content and Language Integrated Learning is a new method of instruction, where teachers teach their own subject (e.g. history, physics, etc) in a foreign language. With CLIL method, the students are learning the subject and at the same time, they are practicing foreign language skills. Foreign language is being learnt in an experiential and natural way and the students are practicing their listening and speaking skills.
CLIL method has been introduced with great results in several European countries. CLIL is a type of bilingual education and it is documented that students that have been instructed with CLIL method are demonstrating better and faster acquisition of foreign language skills, as the language is not another subject to be taught, but a means for communication. With CLIL, students consolidate the foreign language, as they learn to think in this language.
The Designing CLIL course focuses on CLIL with the use of English language. It is an introductory course for teachers without previous experience on this new method. The course provides the necessary theoretical background for understanding the benefits, the context and the requirements for using CLIL. It is a practical course focusing on hands-on activities. Using scaffolding method, the participants are building step by step their own learning scenarios and content.
The course organiser, IDEC is an organization with great experience in European projects, having participated in more than 300 European projects and has cooperated with more than 700 organisations from all over Europe, since the 90s. By joining this course, you will be supported in placing your organisation into the framework of European projects, joining the Facebook group and networking with other course participants.
Last but not least, IDEC will provide to you an unforgettable experience in Greece, with a well-designed cultural programme. You will have the chance to experience the Greek culture, hospitality, gastronomy and social life and spend precious moments with your fellow participants.

>> Indicative programme

Sunday
Arrival

Monday
Welcome
Presentation of participants
Expectations from the training
Introduction to the training course, syllabus, methodology, learning outcomes
Introduction to CLIL:
- History and definition(s) of CLIL
- The Group’s Experience with CLIL
- Varieties of CLIL
- Benefits of CLIL
- Introduction to HOTS & LOTS
Working with CLIL – Hands-on Activity
Cultural activity: Joint dinner (seafood)

Tuesday
The Underlying Principles of CLIL:
4 C’s - HOTS & LOTS (continued)
Preparing for a CLIL lesson
Working with CLIL: Hands-on Activity
Cultural activity: Walking tour in Athens. Visit to the Acropolis hill, the Parthenon, the Acropolis museum and Athens historic centre.

Wednesday
Delivering a CLIL Lesson
Teacher Talk - The language of the classroom
Activities
Learner Talk - Creating opportunities for our students to develop their speaking/listening skills.
Working with CLIL: Hands-on Activity
Free evening

Thursday
Scaffolding
Working with CLIL: Hands-on Activity
Cultural activity: Joint dinner (meat platters) in Athens centre, live Greek music

Friday
Assessment in CLIL:
What? When? How?
Tips
Wrap up & Action Plan
Reflection - evaluation of the training course
Assessment and certificates
Farewell

Note: The training sessions are being held between 9:00 – 14:00 daily with two coffee breaks. Small adjustments can be made to accommodate the cultural activities and the study visit.

Course organiser
IDEC S.A.
Location
Piraeus, Corinthia, Greece


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Upcoming sessions

03.02.2020 > 07.02.2020 (ID: 84444)
05.10.2020 > 09.10.2020 (ID: 84443)
08.02.2021 > 12.02.2021 (ID: 110341)
Register before 05.02.2021
20.09.2021 > 24.09.2021 (ID: 110340)
Register before 17.09.2021

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Attended 11.02.2019 - 15.02.2019

I attended the course 15.04.2019 - 19.04.2019 It was an amazing experience where we could share experiences and learn more about CLIL. Our trainer Artemis was great! Always trying to motivate and involve us in the activities. We spent a great time in Greece with lots of work but with a bit of time to also know the Greek culture. Thank You!!!

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Attended 25.09.2017 - 29.09.2017

Professionally prepared and informative course. It covers precisely selected range of interesting topics which match the needs of modern teacher. Jean Glover, our trainer, is clearly and expert in the topic. I was motivated and encouraged by her. IDEC team cared about us with warmth and good heart. The experience in Greece will definitely change my work for better.

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Attended 25.09.2017 - 29.09.2017

An astonishing experience , educational and cultural. Well structured course with just enough theory and lots of practice. Brilliant trainer and IDEC team. We had a blast. Thank you.

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