This Course will take place in the summer term 2019. To register your interest, please email networkforlanguageslondon@westminster.ac.uk. Why should I attend? This course explains in detail how CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) exploits so many thinking skills, making learning much more enjoyable for pupils. There will be a detailed look at many different subject […]

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This Course will take place in the summer term 2019. To register your interest, please email networkforlanguageslondon@westminster.ac.uk.

Why should I attend?

This course explains in detail how CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) exploits so many thinking skills, making learning much more enjoyable for pupils. There will be a detailed look at many different subject areas, such as PE, Geography, Music, Science and how these various subject areas lend themselves to different thinking skills and which, when learned via a second language, make the lessons more challenging and stimulating for pupils of all abilities. New video footage of CLIL lessons in action will help support delegates to plan some activities to try at school. An innovative and rewarding course!

What will the course enable me to do?

 There are three modules to this course.

  • Learning to use language and using language to learn.
  • Put on your thinking caps!
  • Planning for progression to be proud of.

Module One lays down the principles of CLIL and why, as a methodology, it is so engaging for pupils of all ages and abilities. It shows how language is a tool not a subject area and points out why we need engaging subject material to give language lessons a “motor.”  Module Two looks in detail at the kind of skills we use in various subject disciplines – “thinking scientifically” or “thinking artistically” we use very different thinking skills, but it is precisely this whole spectrum of thinking skills that can be exploited in a CLIL lesson and, far from putting children off, this challenge EXCITES them! Module Three takes a closer look at the process of planning, ensuring that both subject and language is learned in a rigorous way. Throughout all three modules there are many examples to illustrate and inspire, taken from a variety of primary classroom settings.

The course will help you to:

  • Understand the term CLIL, what CLIL is and how it works
  • Consider the advantages of CLIL in the primary phase
  • Identify what thinking skills can be used within various subject disciplines
  • Consider the suitability of various subject areas for CLIL
  • Learn from practical examples
  • Ask – “Within which subject would CLIL fit best in the context of my own school?”
  • Plan for a week, a 6 week unit, or for a whole subject area across the school.

Trainer

This course will be delivered by Pippa Jacobs. Pippa has substantial experience teaching both KS1 and KS2 before becoming a Primary Languages Specialist at Oxfordshire County Council. She has several further roles including an associate tutor at Oxford Brookes where Pippa also lectures on the subject of CLIL, and a language coach for a number of Oxfordshire schools. Pippa has worked with Network for Languages London since 2009 and has led the CLIL Focus Group for teachers involved in the LSEF and Legacy Projects. Pippa has been the project mentor for teachers in the Brent Primary Professional Language Network Hub and the Tri-Borough Primary Professional Language Network Hub.