The course will enable you to develop understanding, expertise and skills related to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). As part of the course you will consider the qualities and skills required by teachers involved in CLIL, as well as the modes of delivery and types of classroom interaction most appropriate to CLIL. The course explores in practical ways the materials and methodology appropriate to CLIL, so that you will be able to develop a range of practical activities for CLIL lessons and programmes. By the end of this course you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create your own high quality CLIL lessons.


" Everything was wonderful. Especially the treatment and the way the tutors thought. "

Participant - 2018

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Location: Norwich
Teachers of subjects across the curriculum teaching through the medium of English as well as language teachers
Language Level: Minimum level A2 to B1
Course dates: 30 August - 03 September 2021
NILE Certificate
Option for Trinity CertTP
Course Length: 1 week
Course fees:
Registration fee: £150
Course fee:£497
Accommodation: £ 224 (1 week)
Accommodation: Homestay
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 16
Free social and cultural programme
Cross-curricular and cultural workshops
Specialist ELT Library
Complementary eLearning platform

Course content

Models, theories and principles of teaching & learning for CLIL
Developing a range of practical activities for CLIL lessons and programmes
Guiding understanding and encouraging spoken output in CLIL
Identifying the language of curricular subjects at word, sentences & text levels
Formative assessment principles and practice in CLIL
Promoting and supporting thinking skills in CLIL
Developing CLIL materials in line with CLIL materials design principles;
Demonstrating understanding of CLIL through a micro-teaching task

This course explores the history of teaching content in English and English through content, and identifies the principles underlying effective practice.

You will look at the necessary skills required for CLIL teachers, explore materials and methodologies appropriate to CLIL and raise your language awareness and linguistic competences. Key issues in course design will be examined, as well as testing and assessment procedures in CLIL contexts.

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" Gave motivation for more CLIL. "

Participant - 2018

" Course for CLIL was useful. Language support was very good and useful. "



This course consists of 50 hours of tuition, delivered between 09:15 and 16:00, Monday - Friday. You will also take part in cross-curricular workshops on a variety of topics, and each course includes a free evening and weekend programme of social and cultural activities and trips.

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Further Information

Specific course content comes from feedback you and other participants give us through pre-course questionnaires, identifying your needs and priorities.

Time will be built into the course for reflection and for you to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to your classroom in your own professional contexts.

NILE offers homestay accommodation with carefully selected hosts and residential accommodation at the University of East Anglia. NILE’s dedicated student welfare team can be reached 24 hours a day.

All NILE courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or the development of language awareness.

Course Leader

Jason Skeet

Jason is responsible for leading on and coordinating all academic aspects of the NILE MA in Professional Development for Language Education.

Jason has worked as a consultant and trainer in CLIL at Utrecht University providing advice and training for bilingual schools throughout The Netherlands. He has also taught on the university's UTEACH Master's Programme for bilingual and international school teachers. Before that he worked for seven years as a teacher at a bilingual secondary school.

Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
30 August - 03 September 2021 Norwich 1 week