Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Essential, British Council Thailand
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Essential

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Essentials is for primary and secondary teachers who teach either English or other curricular subjects in English.

The course consists of 20 two-hour workshops including two assessment workshops. It is suitable for proficient and advanced English language teachers who wish to specialise in bilingual education.

The course is also for English language teachers who want to move into an expert role where they support other teachers in team teaching or teach other subjects themselves.

What does the course consist of?

The course is very hands-on with participants being introduced to a variety of methodologies and practical strategies to use in the classroom. Some practical elements in the course include:

  • anticipating problems and selecting language to support understanding
  • breaking down information into manageable chunks
  • designing tasks to increase communication
  • providing learner training strategies to help learners recognise and improve their own weaknesses
  • clarifying whether assessment is based on content or linguistic abilities and providing relevant (personalised) feedback.

How is it delivered?

The course can be delivered both face-to-face and online. It can be run as a series of workshops over an intensive period of time or throughout an academic year.

The online course has been designed to be run with a dedicated e-moderator. It has a variety of tasks that encourage interactive group work.