Approach to CLIL Techniques

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

4-day Course

Erasmus+ KA1

CLIL has 3 main characteristics: students learn the target language through which the content is taught; it responds to the EU lifelong learning program proposal for all citizens, where multilingualism and multiculturalism are thought to promote integration, understanding and mobility among Europeans; and finally, it involves the development of social, cultural, cognitive, linguistic, academic and other learning skills, which in turn facilitate achievements in both content and language.

CLIL is designed to prepare students for the future by providing them with skills for learning and understanding independently. CLIL prepares today’s students for the professional world, empowering them to face different challenges, enhancing their independence and flexibility, and providing them with social and communicative skills to collaborate and cooperate in project teams, rather than working alone.

Upcoming Dates

Course Duration and Costs

All costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

For a 4-day course, Learning Together charges 420 euros per participant (A+B).

For our 4-day course, the course fee is 320 EUR per participant, for tuition and materials (4-day course x 80,00 EUR per day). This can be covered with the course fee that you receive with your KA1 grant: 80 EUR / day / person.

Notice:

The course fee for our 2022 courses has been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027). Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.

Payment of 100 EUR per participant (total amount).

This fee also includes our social program, which you can see below.

Notice:

In the previous Erasmus+ programme, each educational organisation also received 350 EUR per participant for organisational support. Learning Together only charged 150 EUR for administration and organisation costs (local organisation and logistics, pedagogical support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). With the new programme, the organisational support fees are now a standard 100 EUR per person – however, they can vary according project type (job-sadowing, long-term,…). 

  • Cultural Heritage day: Guided visit to the city of Porto;
  • Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
  • Visit to” Ribeira” and 6 Bridges River Cruise;
  • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.

Course Objetives

The course aims to provide strategic guidance on teaching the subject in a foreign language and explain the CLIL approach to teaching academic subjects, while also helping participants refresh their English language skills.
The course will comprehensively examine all aspects of CLIL while giving participants the opportunity to practice the methodology. Participants will understand the needs of learners and will develop and practice teaching techniques that can support and motivate subject students in new ways.

Learning outcomes:

  • Expand and improve participants’ understanding, expertise, and skills related to content and language integrated learning (CLIL);

  • Combine subject goals with associated language goals in learner-centred lessons;

  • Apply the knowledge and skills to develop a subject and language integrated curriculum;

  • Learn how to manage a lesson and implement ICT in the CLIL classroom;

  • Practice presentation and lecturing skills in English;

  • Acquire fresh ideas for teaching subjects in English;

  • Familiarize teachers with different ways to combine content and language;

  • Understand the nature and benefits of code-switching in language learning as a natural result of working in two (or more) languages;

  • Improve students’ motivation to CLIL in the classroom;

  • Work with feedback to understand its positive contribution toward student motivation;

  • Prepare for future studies and for working life;

  • Reinforce self-awareness as a European citizen;

  • Share ideas and resources with other teachers and gain different education practices and policies;

  • Improve communication, social and English skills.

Upcoming Dates

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