CLIL is a methodology for teaching through an additional foreign or second language thus allowing students to learn both the subject and the language. In todays’ globalized and multicultural society there is a growing trends of including CLIL courses in schools and educational institutions.
This interactive and experiential training is designed for teachers that are taking the first steps towards CLIL and for those that are already teaching through an additional language and it’s offered in two standard formats, an intensive 1-week course or a 2-weeks long course. Each participant can choose the format that best suit his/her needs.
The general aim of this course is to foster excellence in education by empowering teachers, trainers, headmasters and other education staff in the uptake of the CLIL methodology while sharing best practices and experiences with fellow participants and trainers throughout all Europe gaining as well a broader understanding of education in Europe.
Thanks to this course the participants will:
This course is open to: teachers, trainers, headmasters, school and education managers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, human resources officers, project coordinators, other school staff, other adult education staff, other higher education staff, other non-governmental organization staff, public servants, policy makers.
standard daily programme
Please find below the standard indicative daily programme that will be personalized on participants needs and professional profiles.
Our standard programme comprises 7 days, of which the first one is dedicated to networking, preparation and cultural immersion and the last one to follow up, specific needs and cultural activities, thus participants can opt a shorter 5-days version (Monday to Friday) that covers the core training. Participants can choose to arrive 1 day before the start of the course and/or leave one day after the end of it in order to enjoy a deeper cultural immersion in Italy. Upon specific request we may organize longer versions of this course.
For the courses in Palermo the cultural activities are slightly different and comprises visits to Palermo, Monreale or Cefalù.
We tailor the working methods based upon participants’ needs, attitudes and professional profiles in order to ensure high productivity, effectiveness and transferability into practice.
The standard methodology is highly practical and participative with hands-on approach that comprises real-job examples, case studies examination and simulations. We embrace collaboratively working methods that foster mutual learning and cooperation among participants. Our focus is on learning outside the classroom in an interactive and international environment. The pedagogical methods that we use are based upon experiential training, group and peer activities, learning-by-doing and best practices’ exchange.
Morning Wrap-up and brief daily evaluations are foreseen to ensure quality of education and to adapt the learning programme to participants' needs better tailoring the education.
Free time has been planned to give to the participants time to assimilate the concepts, develop further the group activities, ask trainers for further clarifications, etc. Networking and cooperation among participants will be supported and stimulated at each stage.
We organize optional social, networking and cultural activities in order to give participants the opportunity to know Italy as well as to exchange best-practice and establish professional cooperation and links.
The training and staff team is multinational thus giving a full European dimension to the course.
The class-based course is completed by the support of the E-learning portal that is a great support both before and after the course in Italy.
You can find below the sessions planned. If none of these dates suits you please mind that we may add additional sessions (and cities) if there are at least 6 participants interested so feel welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us about your needs.
16/07/2017 – 29/07/2017 (1 week or 2 weeks)
05/11/2017 – 18/11/2017 (1 week or 2 weeks)
15/04/2018 – 28/04/2018 (1 week or 2 weeks)
22/07/2018 – 04/08/2018
costs and erasmus+ funding
Teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant covering all the costs including travel, board and lodging, cultural activities and all fees. Our training courses are tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus+ and we offer different options - from all-inclusive to course only – to ensure that the Erasmus+ grant will be sufficient. Read more about Erasmus+ funding, shall you have any problem with your grant please let us know and we will see how to accommodate your needs.
The most common all-inclusive package costs EUR 1250 for 1 week and EUR 2050 for 2 weeks. It includes course fee, certification and support fee, accommodation in single room, all coffee breaks, 3 meals per day, walk tour in the city and local transport during the course. Based on your preferences and budget you can request different services, a less inclusive package or you can choose to organize the board and lodging by yourself and opt to just attend the course. Read more about how we take care of your subsistence.
Certification and validation of learning outcomes
At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance including a description of training content and as well as its starting and end date, together - if requested - with a Europass Mobility Certificate.
Moreover we experienced that schools and education organizations may require additional documents to certify the competences learned or the presence in the training course. Upon request we can provide additional certification and reporting documents.