Welcome to CLIL: CPD for MFL Teachers
CLIL approaches and methodologies offer both MFL teachers and their students an exciting opportunity to explore language learning in a new and exciting way. PPLI offers training and other supports to MFL teachers wishing to upskill in CLIL pedagogy.
Please note that Training for CLIL 2020 is FULL. Please look out for updates of further training in 2021.
Why do the training?
This CPD opportunity allows MFL teachers to add additional skills and competencies to their existing teaching and learning repertoire. CLIL can also be a great opportunity to enhance a teacher’s target language competency and also cultural knowledge. The impact of CLIL on students is also well-documented across the world showing that as a result of CLIL approaches students are more engaged in language learning.
Why not watch our short introductory video to CLIL for MFL teachers through PPLI?
Who is the CPD aimed at?
This CPD is aimed at both experienced and novice CLIL practitioners. This training adopts a Community of Practice model throughout meaning that the knowledge, experience and existing skills of those involved in the CPD can contribute to all participants’ learning.
What are the learning outcomes of the CPD?
Having completed this CPD, teachers will:
- have a basic understanding of the theoretical principals underpinning CLIL pedagogy and how to apply these in practice;
- be able to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of CLIL in the classroom;
- be able to plan CLIL learning sequences and individual lessons following an integrated skills approach that combines learning outcomes for content, communication, cognition and culture;
- be able to guide students to develop their language competency in the context of the content for different purposes;
- be able to develop learning sequences from authentic input (e.g. texts) and scaffold that learning appropriately according to linguistic demands;
- be able to use a variety of formative and summative assessment approaches to evaluate student progress in content, language and other ‘soft’ skills;
- contribute to professional discussions surrounding CLIL practice both face-to-face and online
What is the format of the training and how much time will it take?
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What supports are available to me?
Also, why not read our Frequently Asked Questions about CLIL and related CPD
What do I need to do now?
What opportunities are there post-training?
For those that have completed the training, PPLI have produced a support pack for teachers who wish to produce their own units of learning by working with another teacher who is a non-language specialist. Also, we welcome teachers who have participated in the training previously to join our Communities of Practice.