In our ever more interconnected global landscape, language acquisition plays an essential role in fostering cross-cultural communication and comprehension. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has emerged as a potent pedagogical approach, intertwining language mastery with subject-specific education. By mastering the integration of information and communication technology (ICT), gamified tools, multimedia content creation, and dynamic experiential exercises, participants are better equipped to champion linguistic diversity in education and prepare students for their roles as active European citizens.
A recent iteration of the "Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) course for teachers" unfolded in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife from 09/07/2023 to 14/07/2023. Attendees came Italy, from International Campus Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “Patrizi, Baldelli and Cavallotti” di Città di Castello. Our amazing participants were: Lamberto Pernici, Silvia Pieroni, Elena Signorelli, Francesca Martinelli, Alessandro Baldicchi, Leonardo Deplanu, Maurizio Berliocchi, Raffaele Capuano, Luca Volpi, Marta Rampini, Monia Morini, Laura Stocchi, Nicola Pioli, Silvia Taffini, Elio Fattorusso, Carmela Fabbri, Rita Scagliola, Marta Boriosi, Rosella Renzetti and Chiara Giacomaniello. The whole program was co-organized with our partners from Umbria Training Center APS.
The CLIL course commenced with an invigorating brainstorming session, urging participants to share their current practices and prior CLIL-related knowledge. This collaborative activity cultivated a stimulating environment for knowledge exchange and exploration. The course navigated through a theoretical examination of CLIL principles, elucidating the importance of delivering subject matter through a secondary language. Central to the course was the instructor's role in facilitating language amalgamation, fostering an enriching learning milieu that nurtures both content comprehension and linguistic adeptness.
The course proffered insights into effective CLIL-oriented lesson planning. Participants gleaned invaluable advice and methodologies to construct engrossing and purposeful CLIL lessons. By pooling resources and experiences, attendees began to draft their own lesson plans, laying the groundwork for subsequent endeavors.
Exploration into the integration of captivating texts and videos in CLIL classrooms was a prominent aspect of the course, harnessing multimedia resources inventively. Participants delved into prevalent ICT tools in education, with a hands-on focus on those most pertinent to their individual requirements and interests. These tools were wielded in crafting educational games and interactive presentations, seamlessly infusing them into their lesson designs.
Attendees were acquainted with experiential learning activities that elevate CLIL instruction. They unearthed effective strategies for promoting collaboration and peer learning in the classroom, facilitating language-driven exchanges on the given subject. Through practical involvement, they gained insights into fostering an interactive and immersive learning milieu.
Culminating the experience, participants shared their polished lesson plans, incorporating freshly acquired strategies and activities developed over the week. This underscored their readiness to establish captivating and language-enriched CLIL classrooms.
Further details about this course can be found here.
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