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Teaching Content And Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Learn the principles and critical skills behind effective teaching in a student’s second language while developing your English and language awareness.
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Energise your students in their subject studies

Develop the skills you need to deliver effective subject tuition in English at your school. On this course, you will develop your understanding of key principles, models and effective strategies for teaching in a student’s second language, including your ability to design materials and assess your student’s learning needs.

You will continue to advance your English language skills to improve your communication and fluency, as well as your development of language awareness.

Minimum age
Minimum language level
Upper Intermediate B2
Course dates
17 July 2023 - 28 July 2023

31 July 2023 - 11 August 2023
Course length
2 weeks
Bell Teacher Academy
2-week course £1,830
Sergio Spain
I've really enjoyed the atmosphere here, you get the chance to mingle with lots of teachers from around the world. It's very rewarding and interesting to exchange different points of view
Carla Brazil
At Bell, I found a really deep cultural learning environment which made me excited to go back to work and put it all into practice! As teachers, we have to keep learning so we can engage our students and teach more effectively
Elisa Spain
I’ve had a great time here at Bell Teacher Academy. I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and exchanging experiences.

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Understand the core features of the CLIL approach (definition, models, driving principles)
  • Expand your repertoire of activity ideas and techniques for teaching subject content to secondary school learners
  • Develop strategies for fostering age-appropriate critical thinking by students about content and language
  • Enhance your ability to plan, teach and assess learning in CLIL lessons
  • Continually improve your English language competencies and linguistic skills related to CLIL
  • Develop a greater intercultural awareness, and of its pivotal role in CLIL contexts
  • Understand how to foster quality improvements to teaching and learning in different CLIL contexts


Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for primary or secondary school teacher school teachers who teach curricular subjects – like science, maths, or history – wholly or partly in English to students who don’t use English as their first language. Equally you may be an international school teacher who has to teach English medium curriculam – e.g. IB, iGCSE, A-Levels. It is also useful for CLIL teachers who want to improve their use of English in a secondary school classroom context.

Participants must have an Intermediate (B1) language level, at a minimum.

Topics covered:

Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.

Teacher language development
The multilingual turn
Core CLIL methodology
Materials evaluation and lesson planning
Cognitive skills development
English grammar in line with your needs
Basic interpersonal communication skills
Cognitive academic language proficiency
Scaffolding language learning
Dialogic teaching and learning

Sample timetable


Course dates

Teachers walking through courtyard at Bell Cambridge

Bell Teacher Academy

17 July 2023 - 28 July 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Teachers walking through courtyard at Bell Cambridge

Bell Teacher Academy

31 July 2023 - 11 August 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

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