Let’s CLIL (AICLE)

Course description

In the recent years we have seen that many schools have opted to include English in subjects such as mathematics or science, which has been effective in improving the competence of students in both areas.

Throughout this process of implementation of these practices it has been generated a theoretical framework from different research and experiences, in order to ensure effective development and quality.

This course provides a methodological basis for CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) and ICT resources (research, mind maps, presentations, audio and video editors…) always related to the different aspects presented.

 Target audience

This course will be done in English and it is not only addressed to English teachers but also to all educators interested in discovering a new and effective methodology.

Technological requirements

Updated Internet navigator (such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, others)
Text processor (open office writer, MS Word, others)
PDF reader (for example, Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader)
Basic knowledge of ICT

Goals

  • Fostering the implementation of the key aspects of CLIL methodology.
  • Producing different materials and activities, under the CLIL framework and ICT resources implementation.
  • Reflecting on the teaching practice in order to integrate new strategies and ensure quality learning opportunities.

Contents

0. Introduction and updating

Updating of the web browser and its plug ins (Java, Flash …)
KWL presentation forum.

1. CLIL General Framework

  • Overview of the methodology and the 4 C’s
  • Development of activities under this principle

2. Scaffolding for success

  • Introduction to the concept of scaffolding and its implications
  • Creation of activities regarding language scaffolding.

3. Cognition (Bloom’s Taxonomy)

  • Theoretical view
  • Practice on “LOTS Hots and activities”
  • Generation of digital presentations

4- Sequencing and auditing

  • Cummin’s Matrix tool and its uses in CLIL

5. Evaluation

  • Types of evaluation and the importance of ” Assessment as learning”
  • Guidelines for rubrics development

6. ICT resources in the English classroom

  • Digital resources of different types (pod cast, video, forms generators, presentations …)

7. Cooperative work

  • Guidelines and orientations for a good management of the groups

8. Final project

  • Directions to prepare teaching units considering the CLIL principles
  • Links to different CLIL programming models
  • Final Project

Methodology

This online course is carried out at Espiral Campus. It is very important to actively participate in the forums suggested to make the course more rewarding and we encourage you to explore all proposed materials, and dare you to be creative and experiment with ICT tools. The final project will contribute to summarize all your knowledge with all submitted content.

Certification

To be able to certify the course, the participants must successfully accomplish 100% of the compulsory activities, in the established terms, having received a positive evaluation of such, by the trainer. The course is certified with 45 hours.

 

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