Series & Micro Courses

CLIL (Content & Language Integrated Learning)

Approaches to teaching for bilingual educational programs

The overall goal of these short courses is to put into practice the concept of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) to continue developing and implementing CLIL-based solutions in your teaching context. You will discover that in many aspects, CLIL represents a very different kind of approach to teaching and learning both content and language than other approaches which with you are already more familiar. You will soon unveil the multiple wonders that CLIL can offer in your current teaching context.

The courses are intended to provide you with an updated state of the art within CLIL so that you are prepared to continue exploring this approach as it continues developing in years and decades to come. These micro courses intend to help prepare you to analyze and prepare CLIL-oriented solutions and lead their implementation as your career and professional development continue.

Micro Courses:

1. CLIL Language for teaching subject content (CLIL I)

2. CLIL unit planning and lesson planning (CLIL II)

3. Focusing on assessment in CLIL (CLIL III)

4. CLIL Approach for Primary (Math & Science) (CLIL plus)

5. CLIL Approach for Secondary (Math & Science) (CLIL plus)

6. Essentials for CLIL implementation (CLIL plus)

For:

· Educators with a minimum B1 English level

· Any subject teacher

Micro courses: 6 (You complete the series for certification with 4 courses)

Language: English

Mode: Online

Duration: Series: 9 weeks

Each course: 2 or 3 weeks (See detailed information below)

Date: Date: October 1 to December 3, 2020

Methodology:

Two real-time sessions per week - per micro-course (2 hours): Mondays and Thursdays from 6.30 pm – 8.30 Colombian time

Independent work: 22 to 28 hours per course (See detailed information below)

Certificate:

Professional Certificate (Diplomado) when completing and approving the three mandatory courses + one CLIL Plus course + evidence of learning submission.

Micro-course certificate when completing the course + evidence of learning submission (course assignment).

Cost:

Series: USD $780 / COP $2.880.000 (all 4 micro-courses)

Micro-course (each): From USD $195 to USD $260 / Desde COP $480.000 a COP $960.000

Instructors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Jermaine McDougald

Jermaine McDougald holds a M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a Specialization in Educational Management and a Specialization in University Teaching. He is the Director of Faculty and Research and Editor of the Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning, Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia). He has published book chapters and articles in different journals nationally and internationally. He is also an Academic Specialist consulting on bilingual projects with the Colombian Ministry of Education and the British Council. His current research interest includes CLIL, ICTs in ELT, Teacher Training and International Education. He is the director of the research group: LALETUS – Language Learning and Teaching Universidad de La Sabana.

Professor Laura Carreño

Laura Carreño Bolívar holds a BA in Modern Languages and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics to TEFL. She has worked at Universidad de La Sabana for over 10 years holding numerous positions. Laura has been a speaker in numerous national and international academic events and has led teacher-training projects. Her research interests include Teacher´s Professional Development, Culture in Language Learning and CLIL.

Professor Dr. Liliana Cuesta Medina

Liliana Cuesta Medina is an Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures, Universidad de La Sabana (Chía, Colombia) in the Master in Language Teaching –programs. She holds a Ph.D. in English Philology from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED-Madrid, Spain), a B.A. in English and Spanish from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Bogotá, Colombia), and a Specialization in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of English from the Universidad La Gran Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia). She has been involved in national and international teacher development programs, mainly in EFL, e-learning, and e-tutoring. Her research areas include CALL, CLIL, academic writing, teacher education, cyberbullying, and learners’ self-regulation in blended/virtual learning environments, on which topics she has published in a number of indexed journals and conference proceedings.

Date: October 1st to October 19, 2020

Description

Language is oftentimes taken for granted, where learners do not have access to the language needed to successfully operate in the classroom tasks and activities. This course will help participants better understand the role functional and academic language plays in the CLIL class, where the focus will be on developing learner communication, identifying the language demands involved in the CLIL classroom, describing parts of speech and grammatical structures. Participants will analyze existing materials and identify the subject-specific language & functional language needed for the success of that lesson.

Content

· Subject-specific and academic language

· Differentiate between BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills) & CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency)

· Identify subject-specific vocabulary general academic English

· Identify communicative functions of language

· Purposes of learner communication

· Wait time

· Code-Switching & Translanguaging

· Developing Subject Language

Format

· Real-time sessions (6 sessions): 12 hours

October 1, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 5, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 8, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 13, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 15, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 19, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

· Independent work: 28 hours

Evidence of learning

· 2 CLIL Focused Lesson Plans

· From Theory to Practice Reflection on: Language for teaching subject content

Certificate

Participants will be granted a Certificate when the micro course has been attended and paid in full and the evidence of learning has been submitted.

Language: English

Cost: Micro-course: USD $260 / COP $960.000

Date: October 6 to October 26, 2020

Description

Planning a CLIL lesson requires certain skills and competences since you must combine both language and content. Several aspects need to be considered to successfully plan a good CLIL lesson. The course will provide tools and templates to design clear CLIL (content & language) objectives, the importance of having a range of good activities, and step-by-step procedures for CLIL planning.

Read-made templates and tools will be provided so that participants can easily adjust to their teaching context.

Content

· Analyze & compare the application of CLIL learning outcomes, features, and principles in terms of lesson planning.

· Design CLIL lesson plan for own teaching context

· Select and prioritize what in terms of the 4Cs framework would be taught in terms of a CLIL unit.

· Select and prioritize how (within own context) the selected content-based, cognitive, communicative, and (inter) cultural competences would be taught

Format

· Real-time sessions (4 sessions): 8 hours

October 6, 2020 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Colombian time.

October 14, 2020 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Colombian time.

October 20, 2020 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Colombian time.

October 26, 2020 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Colombian time.

· Independent work: 22 hours

Evidence of learning

· 1 Mind map of a CLIL Didactic Unit

· 2 Lesson Plans

Certificate

Participants will be granted a Certificate when the micro-course has been attended and paid in full and the evidence of learning has been submitted.

Language: English

Cost Micro-course: USD $195 / COP $720.000

Date: October 7 to October 29, 2020

Description

The course provides participants with an overall understanding of the principles of CLIL concerning assessment and evaluation. Participants will better understand the differences between formative and summative assessment, task types, and design, incorporating authentic material. This course includes templates, examples, and models of assessment instruments.

Content

· Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of CLIL-oriented evaluation and assessment.

· Explain the difference between testing and assessment

· Understand various issues in and approaches to CLIL-oriented evaluation and assessment.

· Examine the approaches to CLIL-oriented evaluation and assessment to identify and improve the current assessment methods used in your educational context to meet CLIL instructional goals.

· Differentiate what & how learning is assessed in a CLIL context

Format

· Real-time sessions (4 sessions): 8 hours

October 7, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 15, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 22, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

October 29, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

· Independent work: 12 hours

Evidence of learning

· 2 Task-Specific Rubrics

· 2 Newly Designed Tasks for a subject area

· From Theory to Practice: Reflection on Assessment

Certificate

Participants will be granted a Certificate when the micro-course has been attended and paid in full and the evidence of learning has been submitted.

Language: English

Cost Micro-course: USD $130 / COP $480.000

Date: November 12 to December 3, 2020

Description

The course will provide participants with an array of practical ideas for primary classroom activities. You will also be able to experience first-hand CLIL planning, access to ready-made materials on a variety of topics familiar to many primary school curricula. Not to mention, strategies on how to successfully combine content and language in Math and Science.

Furthermore, participants better understand how to incorporate digital technology into their CLIL lessons.

Content

· The 4Cs of CLIL

· Content obligatory vs content-compatible language

· CLIL Planning considerations

· Using CLIL in math lessons (linear graphs, straight-line equation, evaluating prior knowledge and communicating in math)

· Using CLIL in science lessons (structure and function of a skeleton, variables, recording data, predicting and science communication)

· Real-life examples

Format

· Real-time sessions (4 sessions): 8 hours

November 12, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

November 19, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

November 26, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

December 3, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

· Independent work: 22 hours

Evidence of learning

· 1 CLIL Focused Lesson Plan on math

· 1 CLIL Focused Lesson Plan on science

· Personalizing Learning: Select and adapt math problems that incorporate real-life context

· Design assessment criteria for a science topic

· From Theory to Practice Reflection on Language for Teaching Subject Content

***Participants must successfully complete 3/5 tasks above according to their teaching context

Certificate

Participants will be granted a Certificate when the micro-course has been attended and paid in full and the evidence of learning has been submitted.

Language: English

Cost Micro-course: USD $195 / COP $720.000

Date: November 10 to December 1st, 2020

Description

The course will provide participants with an array of practical ideas to develop classroom activities for second language learners. Teachers will also plan CLIL units/lessons, access to ready-made materials on topics specific topics taken from sciences and the math areas, along with access to strategies on how to successfully combine content and language in Math and Sciences for secondary ELT learners.

Content

· The 4Cs of CLIL

· Content obligatory vs content-compatible language

· CLIL Planning considerations

· Characteristics of CLIL science and math

· Key concepts of teaching science, math, and techniques to support different learning strategies

· Scaffolding class resources and materials

Format

· Real-time sessions (4 sessions): 8 hours

November 10, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

November 17, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

November 24, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

December 1, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

· Independent work: 22 hours

Evidence of learning

· 1 CLIL Focused Lesson Plan on math or 1 CLIL Focused Lesson Plan on science

· Personalizing Learning: Select and adapt math problems that incorporate real-life context

· Design assessment criteria for a science topic

· From Theory to Practice Reflection on Adapting CLIL Materials

***Participants must successfully complete 3/5 tasks above according to their teaching context

Certificate

Participants will be granted a Certificate when the micro-course has been attended and paid in full and the evidence of learning has been submitted.

Language: English

Cost Micro-course: USD $195 / COP $720.000

Date: November 11 to December 2, 2020

Description

The course is designed for subject area directors, academic leaders, and classroom teachers looking to lead successfully CLIL programs. Participants will be expected to design and plan successful learning objectives for content and language classroom environments.

They will be introduced to aspects related to CLIL implementation, from the operational level to the classroom level. Teachers will also develop action plans, assessment tools to evaluate the program, observation protocols, and access to ready-made templates that can be adjusted accordingly.

Participants will be introduced to digital tools to successfully manage and track the CLIL implementation process.

Content

· Planning Considerations (macro and micro planning)

· Best Practices for CLIL Implementation (CLIL curricular models)

· CLIL Program Evaluation

· Understand the implications of existing research on the impact of CLIL programs.

· Analyze how language and content learning in the current context are evaluated and monitored in terms of performance evidence, affective evidence, process evidence, and materials/task evidence.

· Explain how program evaluation approaches in the current context might need to change in the implementation of CLIL.

· Approaches to CLIL-oriented evaluation and assessment

Format

· Real-time sessions (4 sessions): 8 hours

November 11, 2020 Time: 6.30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

November 18, 2020 Time: 6:30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

November 25, 2020 Time: 6:30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

December 2, 2020 Time: 6:30 -8.30 pm Colombian time.

· Independent work: 22 hours

Evidence of learning

· Action Plan for CLIL Implementation

· CLIL Program Gap Analysis

· 2 Completed Classroom Observation Protocols

· Institutional results from “How CLIL are you?” Feasibility study

Certificate

Participants will be granted a Certificate when the micro-course has been attended and paid in full and the evidence of learning has been submitted.

Language: English

Cost Micro-course: USD $195 / COP $720.000

Contact us

Daniel Duarte

 3103710477
(+57) (1) 8615555
Ext. 41002

daniel.duarte2@unisabana.edu.co

 

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