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CLIL. How to Teach in a Foreign Language (Teaching European culture in a foreign language)

Spotkanie pracowników

This course is aimed at non-native language teachers and other teachers who would like to present the European heritage using a foreign language (not only English) in the classroom. It is especially for teachers who would like to present in a foreign language the variety of European culture during their classes. The participants will develop the ideas and skills, and prepare the materials which they can adapt to different languages and subjects. The participants of the course will find out something about Poland, the Polish cultural heritage, and about the culture of other Slavic countries. Course content is suitable for CLIL.

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is a method of integrated subject and foreign language teaching. It is an innovative method that extends professional knowledge and at the same time develops linguistic competence of the learners. This method has spread in European schools and universities. It is highly recommended by the European Commission, and it can be used especially by secondary school teachers, but not only.

CLIL is not only listening to teachers but first of all it is learning by doing. Content and language are directly applied in practice and contributes to the development of such soft skills as communication, entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving, and time management. Besides, it teaches team work and develops creativity.

Main ideas of the course:

  • Introduction to CLIL Methodology,

  • CLIL in European school,

  • Portugal and its culture,

  • Some examples of CLIL lessons,

  • CLIL and problem solving,

  • How to prepare a good CLIL lesson,

  • Setting the task by participants,

  • Planning individual stages of the CLIL project,

  • Gathering source materials and information to complete the task,

  • Preparing materials for a good CLIL lessons (posters, notes, photos, activities etc.),

  • Presenting and discussing the results of work in teams in the forum of the whole group,

  • How to start CLIL in our schools.

Methods and tools:

  • Lectures and presentations, exercises, discussions, teamwork, group work, role-playing, study visits , interactive activities

It includes:

  • 20/40 hours of classes spread over 5/10 course days,

  • Learning Materials,

  • Optional Cultural Activities and Visits,

  • Participants’ Evaluation Feedback,

  •  Certificate of Attendance and Europass mobility

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