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
22 Nov 2021 25 Apr 2022
27 Dec 2021 23 May 2022
24 Jan 2022 27 Jun 2022
28 Feb 2022 25 Jul 2022
28 Mar 2022 25 Aug 2022

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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
08 Nov 2021 14 Feb 2022
29 Nov 2021 14 Mar 2022
13 Dec 2021 11 Apr 2022
10 Jan 2022 09 May 2022
31 Jan 2022 30 May 2022

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CLIL Focus on History and Archaeology

History and archaeology are among the most important subjects in the Human Sciences. More and more teachers of history are delivering this subject through English, making CLIL courses an essential element of teachers’ development. This course has been designed to upskill teachers who might find CLIL lessons a challenge, and for those who might want to rejuvenate their teaching styles, make their classes more student-centred, more dynamic, and experiment with their teaching practices.

Participants will increase their knowledge of:

Available Dates
22 Nov 2021 25 Apr 2022
27 Dec 2021 23 May 2022
24 Jan 2022 27 Jun 2022
28 Feb 2022 25 Jul 2022
28 Mar 2022 22 Aug 2022

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CLIL for Physical Education Teachers

Are you a teacher of physical education? This course has been designed to support P.E. teachers who deliver their classes through English. Teachers, primarily, will discover the practical applications of CLIL
(Content and Language Integrated Learning), reflect on their current practices, work through case studies, and participate in a roundtable discussion on the most common issues facing bilingual education.

Through learner-centred activities participants will discover how to manage their teaching practices with more effective results, while at the same time developing rapport with learners and fostering a collaborative learning environment in their lessons. In addition, participants will learn about complementary approaches to learning, such as the Flipped
classroom, Project and Inquiry- based learning.

Available Dates
08 Nov 2021 14 Mar 2022
29 Nov 2021 11 Apr 2022
13 Dec 2021 09 May 2022
10 Jan 2022 30 May 2022
31 Jan 2022 13 Jun 2022
14 Feb 2022

Learning Outcomes:

This course will focus on: