This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of English with up to 2 years’ experience in the CLIL environment and who:
• need currently, or in the future, to deliver content lessons in English
• wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to CLIL Teaching in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.
This course is also suitable for trainers who are at the beginning of their CLIL training careers.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this 2-week course on the Theory and Practice of CLIL are
• to familiarise participants with key concepts and issues in CLIL and to share international best practice techniques
• to help develop their teaching techniques and confidence in teaching subjects through English and to examine the impact on teaching of recent pedagogical developments including developments in classroom technology
• to cover a variety of school subjects including geography, history, science and art with a focus on methods of making the subjects accessible 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 develop and consolidate participants’ own language skills
• to establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals.
• to promote awareness of contemporary Ireland


This is a practical, hands-on, participative course. The input sessions are a blend of lecture format and practical activities based on CLIL methodology. Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to reflect on their own practice, consider alternative practices and try out a variety of classroom activities through lesson planning, workshops and presentations.


• Increased confidence in using a variety of teaching techniques, including new technology developments, which are transferable to a range of curriculum subjects at primary or secondary level
• Greater awareness and understanding of international best practice techniques in the area of CLIL including the area of assessment in the CLIL classroom
• Digital portfolio of CLIL lesson plans and projects for the CLIL classroom to act as a reference for implementing new techniques in their schools and also as an aid to disseminating the project to colleagues
• Enhancement of personal English Language skills
• Greater understanding of students’ needs and improved learner outcomes for their students
• Sharing of experience with professionals from a range of European countries
• Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
• Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development


A 2-week course consisting of 40 classroom contact hours plus 1 afternoon workshop plus an extensive afternoon trainer-led cultural and social programme directly linked to the mornings.

Follow Up

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. Twin English Centre Dublin trainers are available for follow-up advice and support at all times.

To apply for the 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 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.

Course Dates

  • 10th August – 24th August
  • (or by arrangement for closed groups)

Language Level

  • Upper Intermediate/B1+ (B2 preferable)

Course Fees

Programme including materials; excursions and activities as outlined in the programme

  • 825

Host family accommodation; single room; half board

  • 400 for 2 weeks (July & August) (+ €60 supplement for private bathroom)

Student Self Catering Accommodation; July & August only.
Single room with private bathroom; shared kitchen/living room.
Beckett House.
5 minutes on foot from Twin Dublin and from city centre.

  • 295 per week

Airport Transfers (optional)

  • 70 – Arrival
  • 70 – Departure

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