CLIL course for teachers at ELC Brighton

Our Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) course is the ideal choice for you if you are a teacher looking to perfect your English language skills and develop the practice of teaching various subjects (for example history, science or literature) in English.

  • Maximum students: 12
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Course duration: 2 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. B1
    2. B2
    3. C1
    4. C1+

At ELC in Brighton we offer an intensive 2-week course designed to develop your skills in teaching subjects through the medium of English. You study for 30 lessons (22.5 hours) each week from Monday to Friday, providing you with a total of 45 hours of tuition. We run six courses a year, in January, April, July (twice), August and October.

Before you arrive

A preparation pack is sent to you on enrolment. Before the start of the course, you should complete a pre-course questionnaire which will enable the course leaders to focus more specifically on your exact needs, and those of fellow participants.

Course activities

Our CLIL course will:

  • raise awareness of the key principles of CLIL
  • practice materials development and evaluation
  • discuss the testing and assessment of language and content
  • provide opportunities for language development for both teachers
  • present teaching ideas and practical activities for skills development.

Course outcomes

At the conclusion of the course you should have:

  • improved personal English language skills
  • improved confidence in class
  • deeper sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • knowledge of other European systems of education
  • strategies, skills and activities of teaching
  • better knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for your own and others’ professional development
  • enhanced classroom methodological practice
  • ideas for improving students’ motivation
  • interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • better awareness of learning needs, difficulties and behaviour.
Teachers around the world discuss the finer points of teaching with members of the English language centre teacher training staff

Erasmus+ funding

The CLIL course at ELC Brighton may be suitable for European Union funding through Erasmus+. This has changed since Brexit so please contact your National Agency. See our guide on how to apply for EU funding.

Minimum class size

The minimum number required for the CLIL course is four students. In the event that we receive fewer than four students, please be assured that we will not cancel your booking. Instead, we will give you 20 lessons per week of General English in the morning with 10 lessons in the afternoon focusing on language teaching methodology, in a one-to-one, two-to-one or three-to-one class, as appropriate.

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Course features

  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • You can use the self-access study centre after lessons to practise and improve.
  • We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.
  • Each course is tailor-made to the needs of the participants.
  • Suitable for Erasmus+ funding applications.

Who is this CLIL course for?

This course is perfect for teachers involved in CLIL and bilingual education. It will provide you with the skills to teach subjects using English as the primary language. You need to be over 21 years old, and you should already be at CEFR B1 to CEFR C1+ level of English language ability.

Find your English level

Find your English level

Our language learning levels relate closely to how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) define them, but with a difference which we have found to help our students at Elementary level.

ELC level Equivalent CEFR levels
Upper A1 Lower A2

We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 50 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 10 to 20 minutes. At the end of it, we will tell you your probable level.

But when you book, we will ask you to take a more detailed and accurate test, to make sure that you start in the class which is best for you.

Test your English level now