DATES & LOCATIONS

•	22-28 APRIL 2019 - Malta

• 22-28 APRIL 2019 - Malta

(DONE)
•	24-30 June 2019 – Malta

• 24-30 June 2019 – Malta

(DONE)
•	08-14 July 2019 - Malta

• 08-14 July 2019 - Malta

(DONE)
•	20-26 April 2020 - Malta

• 20-26 April 2020 - Malta

CONFIRMED - Postponed
•	23-29 May 2022 - Malta

• 23-29 May 2022 - Malta

•	23-27 August 2021 Antalya, TURKEY

• 23-27 August 2021 Antalya, TURKEY

CONFIRMED - DONE
•	23-29 May 2022 Antalya, TURKEY

• 23-29 May 2022 Antalya, TURKEY

09-13 August 2021 - Antalya, Turkey

09-13 August 2021 - Antalya, Turkey

CONFIRMED - DONE

CONTENT

Content and Language Integrated Learning and Digital Based Learning

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Digital Based Learning

This course is aimed for anyone interested in implementing CILL methods in classes. With this course you will experiment new approaches to make your lessons more engaging for your learners by learning how to use CILL Methods.

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is increasingly widespread in educational institutions of all levels and sectors across Europe. CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and refers to teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language.

The term CLIL was coined by David Marsh, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (1994): “CLIL refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focused aims, namely the learning of content and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language.”

CLIL is simply the teaching of subjects to students in a language that is not their own. So we have two elements to look at here:

The subject: This can be anything from academic subjects like physics and history, to even life skills taught in a classroom context.

The medium of instruction: This is the language used inside the classroom to explain the subject.

Just as “integrated” suggests, a CLIL class hits two birds with one stone: the subject matter and the target language.

But let’s be clear, CLIL is not a language class. It’s a subject class taught in a certain tongue. While students are learning about the subject matter, they’re also learning a new language alongside it.

Focusing on so many different digital tools and platforms learning a new language can be empowered.

During the course both methods will be engaged in order to design a more motivating and life-like environment at school to foster the content and language based learning.

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

  • Become aware of key issues related to CLIL in education
  • Have greater understanding of CLILL methods and main aspects of it.
  • Understand the methodology of the CLILL METHODS in the classroom and its impact on students’ motivation and performances
  • Learn CLILL activities
  • Learn how to integrate new activities into their CLIL lessons
  • Acquire the necessary skills in the mother and target language
  • Develop cognitive and social skills.
  • Explore the main ICT tools for creating a CLIL learning environment
  • Exchange experiences in cooperative and collaborative learning process as long as in creativity and innovation
  • Be familiar with the digital tools and platforms can be used in teaching and learning language
  • Create their own digital or online materials and assessment ways using various digital or online platforms
  • Share the best practice in teaching and learning, using ICT in the framework of CLIL enabling teachers to become confident and competent enough to create a collaborative, interactive classroom experience.

Objectives of the Course:

  • Becoming aware of CLILL Method’s main aims
  • Describing CLIL formation process, output points
  • Explaining main aspects of CLIL and characteristics of CLIL lesson
  • Analyzing benefits and risks of CLIL
  • Examining CLIL activities across the school curriculum
  • Learning how to plan and edit CLIL lesson
  • Design, develop and implement CLIL lesson in their classes.
  • Building and using mind maps in the framework of CLIL
  • Applying CLIL approach in the classroom
  • Creating real activities using CLIL
  • Constructing individual CLIL lesson plans

Methodology:

  • Identifying the concept of CLIL
  • Designing lesson plans
  • Brainstorming
  • Working in small groups cooperatively to develop an effective project idea
  • Discussing benefits and risks of CLIL
  • Creating effective communication
  • Developing simultaneous learning
  • Increasing student’s efficiency rates on successful projects and create a strong European partnership for future collaboration
  • Using theoretical knowledge so that they can complete several practical tasks designed to create a digital classroom
  • Using pedagogical approach to support networking and sharing among teachers

Target Group:

  • School management, school staff, teachers and trainers.

Preparation:

Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

Validation:

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

DAILY PROGRAM

1st Day

  • Introductory meeting
  • Explanation of practical arrangements
  • Presentation of timetable, information about course venue
  • Trainers presentation, participants presentation
  • Expectations about the course
  • Main aims of CLIL methods
  • CLIL formation process, output points

2nd Day

  • Introduction to CLIL Methodology (from the beginning to today)
  • The pedagogical intentions behind CLIL
  • Main aspects of CLIL and characteristic of CLIL lesson
  • Benefits and risks of CLIL
  • Introduction to Digital Based Learning (DBL)
  • The pedagogical intentions and needs behind DBL
  • Inspiration to start to use CLIL and DBL methods at the class
  • An example of a CLIL lesson (best practices of CLIL) blended with DBL
  • Team building activities to develop lesson plans focusing on CLIL and DBL methods.

3rd Day

  • Four main elements of successful CLIL lesson; content – communication - cognition and culture
  • CLIL activities across the school curriculum
  • What CLIL can do for your classroom?
  • Classroom materials and CLIL resources
  • Which digital tools can be used to foster the use of CLIL in classes

4th day

  • Brainstorming what will the future classrooms look like with CLIL methods?
  • Teaching methods and techniques suitable for CLIL
  • Changing the perspective
  • Talk and discuss,
  • Write and Express
  • Explore and share,
  • Support
  • Mind maps, word clouds, graphs
  • How to prepare a good CLIL lesson (Lesson framework of CLIL)
  • Main elements of CLIL lesson plans
  • The role of teacher and student in CLIL method

5th day

  • How to begin? Step by step implementation of CLIL & DBL methods at my classroom
  • How to integrate ICT to CLIL lesson
  • Support strategies for CLIL lesson
  • Task for students in the framework of CLIL
  • Evaluation and assessment of CLIL
  • Building your mind map in the framework of CLIL.

6th day

  • Final considerations to apply CLIL approach in the classroom
  • Group workshop: creating real activities using CLIL and ICT combination though cooperative work
  • Preparing individual CLIL lesson plans
  • Visiting of the school implementing CLIL methods at the class.
  • Observation of CLIL lessons at the school.

7th day

  • Getting feedback about the course and course program
  • Open discussion to clarify doubts, answer queries and assist participants
  • Final discussion and conclusion
  • Course evaluation
  • Certificates