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Teaching Other Subjects in English (Primary)

Gain the skills to deliver effective subject tuition in English in a primary school context.

Learn the principles behind effective subject teaching in a student’s second language while developing your English and language awareness.

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
Language level
Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2)
Course dates
26 July - 8 August 2020
Course Length
2 weeks
From £1,695 / €2,140
Bell Teacher Academy
Teacher working closely with two young learners in class

This course is for teachers who:

  • Teach curricular subjects in English at a primary school to students who don't use English as their first language
  • Teach English within a primary school following a topic-based curriculum including subject content
  • Are CLIL teachers who want to improve their use of English in a primary classroom
Course outcomes
Understand the couse features of a CLIL approach
- definition
- models
- driving principles
Improve your language and linguistic skills related to CLIL
A range of activity ideas and techniques
Plan, teach and assess learning in CLIL lessons
Encourage critical thinking by students about content and language
Foster quality improvements to teaching and learning in CLIL contexts
Gain a greater intercultural awareness, and its pivotal role in CLIL contexts

Course content

  • Language development and classroom language
  • Working bilingually
  • Cognitive skills development: Lower and Higher Order Thinking skills; Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Differing learner language use: interpersonal communication skills
  • Scaffolding language learning: Talk and writing frames; Graphic organisers; Substitution tables
  • Dialogic teaching strategies
  • Ed-tech in the CLIL classroom