English & CLIL

Erasmus Plus Teacher Training - English & CLIL

Our innovative language and CLIL courses are aimed at language teachers and teachers of other subjects, who would like
to learn new teaching techniques including CLIL theory and practice.

Speak Like a Native: Understanding Formal Discourse Patterns

Have you have ever wondered why, after years of learning English, you find yourself straining your ears to understand the unintelligible conversation English natives appear to produce? Or the seemingly
tangled web of ideas that pervade newspaper articles, novels, or other mediums of the written word? Then it is probable that you need to improve your knowledge of formal discourse patterns.

Knowing formal discourse patterns will help you manage key language functions, such as paraphrasing, making proposals / statements, common collocations and using the language of speculation. Learners will learn to identify and use specific language patterns in spoken and written contexts which are essential for gaining fluency and producing natural language.

Available Dates
Mon 27th June Mon 25th July
Mon 4th July Mon 1st August
Mon 11th July Mon 8th August
Mon 18th July Mon 15th August

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Literary Dublin: A Journey with Ireland’s Greatest Writers

This course will take you on a literary stroll through Dublin’s inspirational streets. While immersing you in the works of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Oscar Wilde, your guide will also demonstrate why a working knowledge of the city of Dublin can aid you in understanding, analysing, and appreciating Irish literature. Participants will spend part of each day reading and analysing specific sections of core texts set in Dublin, and then visit the actual place where the narrative took place.

The course has been designed to support learners by using maps, knowledge of historical anecdotes, and a deeper knowledge of literary language, so participants can develop an appreciation and greater
awareness of the historical context underpinning some of the most complex pieces of literary works ever published.

Available Dates
Mon 27th June Mon 25th July
Mon 4th July Mon 1st August
Mon 11th July Mon 8th August
Mon 18th July Mon 15th August

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CLIL: Methodology and Practical Application

In this course participants learn the methodology behind content language integrated learning (CLIL) and its practical application. They are presented with the principles for designing their own material
and a range of CLIL activities that they can take back to their own classrooms. At the end of the course they deliver their own CLIL lesson to colleagues.

The course content explores complementary approaches using task-based methodologies, such as inquiry and project-based learning, in the context of Irish culture. In addition, participants gain some practical knowledge of teaching technologies available. The course examines both class and outdoor activities and takes place both inside the classroom and in local museums and art galleries.

Available Dates
Mon 27th June Mon 25th July
Mon 4th July Mon 1st August
Mon 11th July Mon 8th August
Mon 18th July Mon 15th August

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CLIL: English Language and Irish Culture

This course is designed for participants who would like to improve their English language abilities while at the same time apply Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology to their own
classes. CLIL methodology is presented in the context of Irish cultural activities and aims to improve participants’ knowledge of the English language using practical demonstrations during classroom and
outdoor activities.

The content of English language items has strong cultural themes and is customised to the level and preferences of the learners participating. There is a strong emphasis on speaking fluency. In addition, participants will be able to explore the Irish culture more deeply by looking at the archaeological and historical aspects and symbols of Irish identity.

Available Dates
Mon 27th June Mon 25th July
Mon 4th July Mon 1st August
Mon 11th July Mon 8th August
Mon 18th July Mon 15th August

Learning Outcomes:

This course will focus on: