The Future of Bilingual Education Is CLIL. Are You Ready?
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning. This means studying another subject (for example, science, history, or literature) and learning a language, such as English, at the same time — integrating the two subjects. The definition is broad because the integration can happen in many different ways.
Although the term “CLIL” is modern, the technique is as old as learning itself. The approach became more formalized in the 1960s, in language immersion programs in Canada and with languages across the curriculum programs in the UK and the US.
CLIL programs aim to increase students’ subject-area knowledge while at the same time improving their knowledge of and skills in the target language. In addition, students should improve their own ability to learn and to appreciate a new culture.
CLIL methodology is applicable in all types of organizations, including primary and secondary schools, vocational schools, colleges, and universities. If any of the following describe you or your organization, contact us to learn more about CLIL certification.
Module 1 What is CLIL?
Module 2 Specific Needs, Cultural and Linguistic Considerations, and the 5 Cs
Module 3 CLIL Application and Relevance to the Education Sector
Module 4 CLIL Teaching Techniques
Module 5 Selecting Teaching Materials
Module 6 Lesson Design
When you graduate, you’ll be able to:
Explain the origins and chronological timeline of CLIL development and the philosophy that underpins this method.
Articulate the reasons that an increasing number of institutions are implementing CLIL as the bilingual methodology of choice.
Summarize the application settings (scope) for CLIL programs.
Detail the fundamental principles for adapting subject content to CLIL.
Develop and demonstrate practical, baseline CLIL teaching skills.
Plan and develop practical CLIL lessons.
Requirements to take this course:
18 years of age.
An upper-intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B2 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language or a score of 5.5 or above on the IELTS exam).
Teaching experience or a general TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended).
Start anytime and work from any device.
Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.
Work at your own pace - complete in as little as 3 weeks!
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.
Certificate of completion
Qualify for jobs teaching online with a specialized certiﬁcation.
Explore the course features
Through interactive exercises and practice activities that check comprehension, you’ll actively engage with the course content as you progress through your training while learning CLIL methodology.
The CLIL courses include plenty of infographics and other useful resources you can download, save, and refer back to when you’re teaching.
Expert Content Contributors
Watch over 15 instructional videos produced by CLIL experts Dr. Donna Fields and Dr. Peeter Mehisto, on essential CLIL topics such as institutional cooperation, scaffolding, student-centered learning, and higher-order thinking skills.
Demo Teaching Videos
Observe and reflect on CLIL teaching applications in action via videos of instructors working with young learners, teens, and adults across a variety of content subjects.
Personal Tutor and
Peer Discussion Boards
Your personal tutor provides feedback on assignments and answers questions throughout the course. You’ll also share ideas and experiences with other trainees around the world on the class discussion boards.