CLIL Workshops



Scaffolding in Action! Je kunt veel leren van een analogie met kaarten!

My CLIL workshops and teacher trainings are always personalized, matching the specific needs and wishes of the school and staff.

I have developed a series of effective and informative CLIL workshops for teachers in bilingual schools:

  1. CLIL for beginners – for teachers who are (relatively) new to CLIL;
  2. Intermediate CLIL – for teachers who have a good working knowledge of CLIL and would like or need to expand their CLIL toolkit and create more extensive (project-based) CLIL lessons;
  3. CLIL Advanced – a train-the-trainer course for teachers who would like to become CLIL coaches and train / coach their colleagues.
    voorbl;aden CLIL for beginners

A general workflow of my workshop series can be the following:
1. General introduction to CLIL
2. Activating
3. Providing and choosing lesson input
4. Guiding understanding (scaffolding)
5. Guiding output
6. CLIL in Action: projects and lesson series

I have recently trained teachers from Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Ichtus Lyceum and Het Schoter in a series of CLIL workshops. For more information and referrals, please contact these schools. My workshops are usually in English and / or Dutch.


Topics of my CLIL workshops:

Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • What is CLlL? What are the basic premises and how CLIL are you?
  • Glossaries, PIF’s (personal idiom files), vocabulary exercises;
  • Language development: going from BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) to CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency);
  • Subject language: the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): how to teach typical subject language and how to adapt your materials to the language levels of your learners;
  • Authentic lesson materials development;
  • Collaboration between subject teachers and language teachers: how to complement each other;
  • Multiple intelligences: different ways of learning and the use of multimodal input;
  • How to use visuals, audio, graphic organizers and kinesthetics in your CLIL lessons;
  • How to activate both content and language;
  • Speaking tasks, information gaps and other spoken output;
  • Writing tasks and written output;
  • Active learning, engagement and cooperation between learners: how to create a need for communication in English;
  • Scaffolding and guiding understanding;
  • Questioning and thinking skills: going from LOTS (Lower Order Thinking Skills) to HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills)
  • Giving appropriate feedback to your learners by focusing on both language (spoken and written) and content;
  • Working with colleagues in developing useful cross-curricular and EIO projects;
  • Developing and keeping learner portfolios.


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