Practical Methodology for Teachers working with CLIL & EMI

Course Summary

The course introduces the principles of CLIL and EMI and analyses both teaching techniques, including practical ways of integrating CLIL or EMI into a classroom teaching environment. Participants’ English should be at a minimum B1 level.

Fast Facts

Course dates:10.02.2020 – 14.02.2020
13.04.2020 – 17.04.2020
27.07.2020 – 31.07.2020
19.10.2020 – 23.10.2020
Max. group size:12
Entry level:B1
Min. age:23
Course materials:Included
Booking fee:£55
Terms and conditions

Target Audience

The course is aimed at in-service teachers and staff in the primary, secondary, vocational and higher education sectors working with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) or who are planning to apply CLIL in their teaching methodology.


After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  • A pre-course questionnaire, to enable trainers to learn about the participants’ teaching backgrounds
  • Information about the Europass Mobility Certificate (if required)
  • A recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  • Information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience


  • To explore the dimensions of CLIL and get an overview of the application of this discipline
  • To review practical areas such as the 5 Cs of CLIL, cognition and thinking skills, scaffolding and assessment for CLIL
  • To enable teachers to design dual-purpose learning materials
  • To experience the cultural heritage of the York with its linguistic environment-


This course is taught interactively, with input sessions and collaborative work, both as pair and group project work. The theory underpinning CLIL is discussed and each of the 5 Cs addressed and explored thoroughly. Assessment is discussed and participants will set up their own assessment grids. CLIL Methodology is explored, analysed and discussed, developing the participants’ use of their communication skills in English. Teachers are asked to reflect on the activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge & skills, their approach to teaching today’s students, and on adaptation of the course materials to their teaching & learning situations & contexts. Exchange of participants’ CLIL experiences and pedagogical knowledge is encouraged through networking and discussion. Participants’ own language skills are developed and feedback given where appropriate.

Follow Up

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course, create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes or projects. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.

Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession Two

Session Three
Introduction to CLIL & establish expectations
THE 5CsDiscussing CLIL
Dictogloss practice
TUESDAYBasic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)TBL
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Anderson & Krathwohl
Thinking Skills: HOTS & LOTS
Fat vs Skinny
Can Do’sBringing Culture/
Community into the
Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)
THURSDAYGraphic OrganisersRoles
Free time / 
FRIDAYScaffolding &
Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
Conclusion &

Week Review
& Evaluation


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