This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of English who:
• Need to improve their current General English language levels
• Need to enhance their skills in delivering CLIL classes
• Wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall use of technology in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.
The objectives of this English Language Training + Theory and Practice of CLIL course are:
• To consolidate participants’ English language skills
• To enhance communication in English between teachers and students
• To familiarise participants with key concepts and issues in CLIL and to share international best practice techniques
• To help develop their confidence in teaching subjects through English
• To examine the impact on teaching of recent pedagogical developments including developments in classroom technology
• To cover a range of subjects including geography, history, science and art with a focus on ways to make them accessible to learners through English
• To examine the theoretical principles underpinning CLIL in such a way that they will be applicable to practice at primary and secondary level
• To promote awareness of contemporary Ireland
• To establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals.
The morning classes cover all the language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar activities. Class work includes individual, pair and group work, discussions, debates, project work, presentations, written tasks and listening exercises.
The afternoon input sessions focus on the application of CLIL within the context of the European Profile for Language Teacher Education and the CEFR and are a blend of lecture format and practical activities based on CLIL methodology.
• Increased fluency and confidence in using English language
• Increased confidence in using a variety of teaching techniques which are transferable to a range of curriculum subjects at primary or secondary level
• Greater awareness and understanding techniques in the area of CLIL and of the impact of new technology developments in the CLIL classroom
• Digital portfolio of CLIL lesson plans for the CLIL classroom
• Improved understanding of students’ needs and of learner outcomes
• Sharing of experience and knowledge with other European professionals
• Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
• Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development
A 2-week course consisting of 56 classroom contact hours plus a trainer-led orientation tour of Dublin.
On the final day of the course, the participants engage in a reflection session in which they are encouraged to examine benefits gained from the course and complete a course evaluation form. Participants are encouraged to keep contact via email and private social networking. Regular follow-up contact is made with the participants after completion of the course. Twin English Centre Dublin trainers are available for follow-up advice and support at all times.
To apply for the English Language + Theory and Practice of CLIL Course
To make application for Erasmus+ funding for this course or any of our other in-service training courses for teachers please visit your National Agency website for full information on the application process.
About Twin English Centre Dublin
Twin English Centre Dublin has a staff of highly qualified, experienced and motivated teacher trainers who train prospective ELT teachers year-round. They are also practising teachers of English, experienced in using up-to-date methods with learners at all levels of language learning. In addition Twin Dublin has been providing in-service training courses for teachers from overseas for the last 18 years.
Twin English Centre Dublin is a full member of EAQUALS (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services). As a result of the most recent 2-day EAQUALS inspection the Inspectors identified points of excellence in the following categories:
- Management and Administration
- Client Services
- Teaching and Learning
- Staff Profile and Development
- Course Design and Supporting Systems
- Internal Communications
- Assessment and Certification
- External Communications
- Academic Resources
Programme including materials; excursions and activities as outlined in the programme
Host family accommodation; single room; half board
Student Self Catering Accommodation; (July & August and limited availability in June).
Single room with private bathroom; shared kitchen/living room.
5 minutes on foot from Twin Dublin and from city centre.
Airport Transfers (optional)