LISC Summer Institute

Professional Development for Teachers

Cambridge TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is designed and produced by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), a department of the University of Cambridge and part of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, which has provided examinations in English for speakers of other languages since1913.

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Teachers who are engaged in delivery of subjects across the primary and secondary school curriculum through the medium of English or another foreign language
  • Teachers of subjects across the primary and secondary curriculum and language teachers including content in their lessons
  • Participants with a minimum language level corresponding to A2/B1 on the Common European Framework

What are the aims and objectives of the course?

  • To improve participants’ command of English, especially in their classrooms
  • To explore the history of teaching content in English and English through content, so as to identify evidence of principles underlying effective practice
  • To consider the qualities and skills required by teachers involved in CLIL
  • To explore in practical ways the materials and methodology appropriate to CLIL
  • To raise participants’ language awareness and linguistic competence at word, sentence and discourse level
  • To identify and explore key issues in syllabus/course design
  • To consider the modes of delivery and types of classroom interaction most appropriate to CLIL
  • To consider the test instruments and assessment procedures which can be used in CLIL contexts with different language levels and content areas

What will the course include?

  • Materials development (task design, working with texts, visuals etc)
  • Subject-centred vocabulary building
  • Code-switching and working bilingually
  • Types of questions and questioning techniques
  • The place of thinking skills
  • Language support for content learning
  • Creating a language-rich classroom environment
  • Review of internet and print resources for participants' selected content areas
  • Assessment and testing
  • Language for managing the classroom
  • Personal language development

Sample Timetable

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