If you want to teach English as a second language or to deliver specialist subjects such as law or biology via the medium of English in your home country, our Teacher Development with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) course is perfect for you.
Alternatively, if you are a teacher of English from primary, secondary or adult schools and want to develop your skills and enhance your C.V., our Cambridge TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test) is the right course for you. On this course you will learn advanced language awareness and theories and develop professionally through discussions and reflection on your own teaching methods. In addition, you will get TKT exam practice tasks and test papers before the final exam.
If you’re a teacher from the EU you can apply for funding to study our CLIL courses under the Erasmus plus programme. For more information about Erasmus plus please visit www.erasmusplus.org.uk
Our CLIL course covers the following key areas:
• Language and background to language learning
• CLIL lesson planning and use of resources
• Methodology and techniques
• Teaching Target Structures through CLIL
• Materials design and adaptation
• Subject-based vocabulary teaching
On our CLIL course you can choose to take the relevant Cambridge exam. If you pass, you will receive a recognised international teaching certificate from the Cambridge ESOL Examinations Board. You need to tell us if you want to enter the exam(s) 6 weeks prior to starting your course. Please note that it is only possible to take the exam with us when studying an in-school course. If you are studying this course online you will need to take the exam at a centre near you. Please see the Cambridge website to find a centre.
We can offer this course at other times of the year for groups of 10 or more students – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Teacher Development Course with CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning)|
|9:00 - 12:00||Induction and course outline with school orientation. TKT: Pre-course tasks and terminology.||CPD: Observation of LSE teachers.||CPD: Music in the classroom. TKT (CLIL): Lesson Planning.||CPD: Observation of LSE teachers.||TKT (CLIL): Classroom Language. Scaffolding content and language learning.|
|13:00 - 16:00||TKT (CLIL): Aims of CLIL and rationale. Language across the curriculum.||Reflection on observations. TKT (CLIL): Learner needs and motivations. Cognitive and learning skills.||TKT (CLIL): Language demands of subject content. Resources including multi-media and visual organisers.||Reflection on observations. TKT (CLIL): Materials selection and adaptation. Activity types.||TKT (CLIL): Developing learning strategies. CPD: Technology in the classroom.|
|CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) Modules 2020|
|Price per Module|
|CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) Module||£300|
There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees.
- 10th April
- 13th April
- 8th May
- 25th May
- 31st August
Close on 18th December 2020 and re-open on 4th January 2021.
- Registration Fee £60 (not charged for the online course)
- Materials Fee 1 £30 (not charged for the online course)
- CAS Fee £21 (For non-EU students applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa) (subject to change)*
- Courier Fee £75 (For students who require a hard copy of their visa letter for their visa application)*
*these fees are dependent on the type of Visa the student has
- £30 per module, if taking the course in school (subject to change/not included)
Do I have to take the exam at the end of the course?
No, you can just complete the course and still receive a certificate of attendance from the school. The course is quite centred on the exam so we do recommend it. If you are taking the course online and wish to do the exam you will need to find an exam centre in your home country using the Cambridge website.
Is there a practical teaching element to the course?
Yes, you will prepare and teach a CLIL lesson on a subject of your choice to our international students. In the past teachers have delivered lessons in art, history, social studies and health.
Do you focus ONLY on passing the TKT-CLIL exam?
No, we also have CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions on the course which are related to other aspects of teaching, for example using music or technology in the classroom. There are also observations of teachers here at the school to take ideas from to promote discussion and analysis of teaching techniques.
Is the course suitable for Erasmus+ funding?
Yes, the school is registered with Erasmus+ and we have a PIC number. Please see our funding page for more details.
Please note that our British Council accreditation is for the teaching of English so this doesn’t apply to our teaching training courses.