CLIL Course: Oxford, England
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CLIL courses - Introduction
This two-week programme is aimed at non-native secondary and Higher Education teachers, teacher trainers and inspectors who have to, currently or in the future, deliver content lessons in English. The aims of the course are to clarify and "demystify" the concept of CLIL and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. We demonstrate teaching techniques which are transferable to a variety of subjects across the curriculum. We also show how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons.
All applicants for the CLIL Courses in Oxford must:
- Have a minimum level of English: Upper intermediate (B2)
Course duration: 2 weeks, 25 lessons per week
1 lesson = 50 minutes
During the course, participants are exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; adapting and exploiting texts in the context of CLIL; evaluation of published materials and resources and specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. The course includes daily practical sessions on preparing CLIL micro lessons and, in the second week, delivering these micro lessons to your trainer and peers in order to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.
All participants are encouraged to maintain contact with their colleagues from the course and to establish contacts with teachers from other countries and regions to share experiences and difficulties encountered. Also, participants should work on adapting and creating materials for use in the provision of CLIL lessons.
CLIL Courses – Funding from Erasmus +
About the new EU funding programme: Erasmus +
The European Union's Lifelong Learning Programme changes in 2014.
Erasmus+ is the new programme proposed by the European Commission for education, training, youth and sport starting in 2014 and significantly increasing the funds allocated for the development of knowledge and skills. Erasmus+ helps people regardless of age to increase their personal development, gain new skills and boost their job prospects.
Erasmus+ will have a streamlined structure which will improve effectiveness, which means more grants for students, trainees, teachers and others. The benefits for individuals will also bring benefits for the EU economy as a whole.
Tumultuous economic times and the changing EU job market requires a joint EU repsonse: The number of high-skilled jobs is growing while the number of low-skilled jobs is decreasing. It is estimated that by 2020 nearly 35% of all jobs will require high skills, innovation capacity and the ability to adapt. One of the headline targets in the Europe 2020 strategy is to raise higher education attainment to 40% (from 32% now).
The EU has responded with a co-ordinated strategy for growth and jobs called Europe 2020 –education and training are an integral part of this.