Putting Primary CLIL into Practice - Course Overview
Participants on this course receive detailed and rich input during the morning sessions on the themes given below in the programme, and during the afternoon sessions time is dedicated to applying these ideas to materials and activities which participants create which will be most relevant to their own home school contexts. This collection of materials and activities is then collated, edit, and proofed by Keith Kelly and then published to provide course participants with their very own publication of resources. FACTWorld Journal 23 is dedicated to such a collection produced by a group of primary CLIL colleagues from Piemonte, Italy.
Day 1 - Monday
Initial introductions also allow the hosts to present ‘how things are done’ at Anglia School, its curriculum and ‘learning by doing’ as well as time for participants to present some background information about their own school contexts. The day continues with an examination of expectations and matching these to the course programme and, more generally, Anglia School methods. The day ends with a short walk around town to allow participants to get bearings.
Day 2 – Tuesday
The second day is dedicated to an exploration of language in learning, with an initial specific focus on speaking and writing and more broadly ‘language in the curriculum’. Participants will be presented with samples lessons, either live visits to lessons and / or with an examination of session plans. Colleagues are then invited to consider language issues in their own curriculum contexts and how materials and methods reflect these issues.
Day 3 – Wednesday
Day 3 focuses on art in the curriculum and ways, means and methods for young children to represent the world around them through art activities. Again, there will be lesson examples to experience and sample session plans working on art themes for participants to discuss. Lastly, participants will have time to focus on art in their own contexts including the opportunity to produce resources to take home for use.
Special Note! – Wednesday evening will have the International Dinner and participants are asked to bring an item of food and an item of drink representing their home culture to share with the group.
Day 4 – Thursday
Music and action is the focus of Day 4 and song, music and movement will be explored in all its forms in the young learner curriculum. Colleagues will have the opportunity to observe a lesson live and / or discuss session plans for this theme. Participants will work on materials and tasks developing music, song and action in their own curriculum for use back home.
Day 5 – Friday
The last day looks at Science and ‘knowing the world around us’. Here, participants will explore ‘investigations’ to develop in their curriculum back home, they will watch a science lesson and / or discuss session plans on this theme. Lastly, colleagues will work on materials for science in the young learner curriculum and present briefly to the group the resources they have created during their week with us.
The day closes with presentation of certificates and celebration of the week.