English Teacher Training Erasmus+ CLIL in Language Teaching

The programme

Our CLIL Teacher Training programme is designed for non-native English speakers who teach subjects through English and need a refresher course in teaching methodology. 

  • Minimum Course Length

    1 week

  • Lessons a Week

    20 lessons per week or 30 lessons per week
    45 minutes per lesson

  • Minimum English Level

    Intermediate B1

  • Cost

    €400 for 20 lessons
    €495 for 30 lessons

  • Start Dates

    08.04.2024 & 15.07.2024

  • Maximum Class Size


  • Minimum Age


  • Lesson times

    20 lessons: Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30
    30 lessons: Mon - Fri 9.00 - 15.00

What is CLIL? 

CLIL means ‘content and language integrated learning’ and refers to the teaching of different school subjects through the medium of a second language. For example, students in Peru learning Business Studies, where the lesson is taught in English as opposed to Spanish, Quechua, etc. and potentially where English is not the first language of the teacher.

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Who is the course for?

Our CLIL courses for teachers are designed for non-native teachers who teach subjects through English or plan to teach in English. This course has been designed to up-skill participants in order to make a greater contribution in their home school both inside and outside the classroom. The programme focuses on giving participants knowledge and skills that they use to provide CLIL teacher training to other teacher colleagues  in their school.

GCI’s PIC Number: 929605806

Course Objectives

The core objective of this Erasmus Plus Teacher Training CLIL Programme is to teach you how to teach in the English language. We will guide you through the necessary learning so that you will be able to apply a vocabulary that can be transferred any subject you may be required to teach.

  • You will improve your own English pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills.
  • You will be able to deliver CLIL lessons to your students in whatever the subject you're teaching may be.
  • We will empower you and provide you with interesting tips on how to motivate your students.
  • Source and adapt material to suit the CLIL syllabi.
  • Be able to give instructions and organise both classroom and playground activities.
  • Understand grammar & vocabulary found in the English material used in class.

Course Content

You will explore the principles behind Content and Language Integrated learning (CLIL) and improve your English language skills so that you will be able to teach through the language.

Our staff will equip you, and by extension your students, with both the confidence and skills needed to deliver a broad range of CLIL-based activities inside and outside the classroom.

You will gain an understanding of how to combine language and subject teaching within a practical lesson framework. Explore a wide variety of practical tasks and activities which can be put to immediate use in the classroom.

Read more about this course from a student's perspective. Here is Ulrich's blog about his experience as a student on this course. 

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Sample timetable summer

Mingle & get to know you.
Starting Lessons
What is CLIL?
Speaking in the CLIL Classroom
Exploring CLIL Methodology & Resources by Topic Area Peer Interaction in the Classroom Lesson plans and activities & Classroom Language/ Levels
Integrating Global Issues in ClassroomExploring CLIL Methodology & Resources by Topic Area The Irish Education System Methodology:
Classroom Games for Learning

Music & Song Poetry in the Classroom
Exploring Irish Culture Lessons