410 – Introduction to CLIL in Primary Science

Course Description:

Through this course, participants – primary EMI Science teachers –will become more aware of ‘modern’ approaches to CLIL teaching. The course provides the participants with tools and techniques supporting both the language and the subject learning in primary school.

The course intends to give insights into basic rationale and rules of integrating primary school content and language. It focuses on specific attention to subject-specific vocabulary and how to work with it in the classroom to help students boost their subject knowledge. The course also addresses classroom management issues, teacher language, specifically in asking questions, eliciting students’ knowledge and giving clear instructions and explanations.








Requirements for a Certificate:

Minimum attendance requirement is 75% of course events.

Assessed portfolio work for practical tasks like group and individual planning, observation, demonstration, micro-teaching, discussion and feedback sessions.

1000-word end of course Reflective Essay.





Course Outline:

410.01 – Types and Definitions of CLIL

410.02 – CLIL Contexts, Students

410.03 – Exploring source materials, textbooks

410.04 – Planning topics, lessons – Investigating tasks and language

410.05 – Curriculum guidelines and language demands

410.06 – Investigating subject specific language

410.07 – Providing Language Support – Guiding and Supporting

410.08 – Classroom language – Teacher talk

410.09 – Subject-specific terminology and teaching vocabulary

410.10 – Making presentations

410.11 – Project work: SAW Science Across the World resources

410.12 – Error correction and Assessment in CLIL