CLIL Teacher Courses

COURSE VENUES:  SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD and BURFORD

I run Teacher Training Courses throughout the year for CLIL teachers in the beautiful villages of Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Burford in the heart of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in England.  

Enjoy the conference facilities at The Bay Tree Hotel in Burford, a wonderful hotel dating from the 16th century, or at The Shaven Crown in Shipton-Under-Wychwood, a historic hotel dating from 1483.

Have seminars on CLIL methodology and classroom language, receive teaching materials you can use with your classes, create your own teaching materials with support and guidance, spend one day visiting a school and observing classes, and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds.

Visit beautiful villages, ancient houses, historic castles, and admire wonderful views. Visit nearby Oxford (20 minutes), Cheltenham (20 minutes), and Stratford-upon-Avon (45 minutes).  Trains to London are just 76 minutes.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the vilaage is around £50 per night, or you can choose to stay in a local hotel:
Accommodation in and around Shipton-Under-Wychwood

 

COURSE VENUE:  STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Alternatively, the course can run in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the historic and beautiful town of William Shakespeare.  The venue is The Shakespeare Hotel in the heart of the centre next to the school that Shakespeare attended.  Accommodation is £70 per night.  It is an ideal location for visiting the 5 houses connected to Shakespeare, exploring the beauty of the Warwickshire countryside, and seeing world-class performances of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

 

CLIL METHODOLOGY AND LANGUAGE COURSE FOR MATHS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS

Course dates for 2017

This course runs flexibly throughout the year.

Just email me to say when you would like to do your course, and further details will be sent to you.  Write to me at: grahamworkman@aol.com

This 5-day course is run in the beautiful village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood or Stratford-Upon-Avon.  There is a maximum of 12 course participants, and accommodation is in the hotel conference venue or in B&B in the surrounding area.  One day is spent visiting local schools and observing maths and science lessons.

The seminars (25 hours) deal with:

–     CLIL Methodology and classroom teaching activities

–     Key vocabulary for maths and science (biology, chemistry, physics) teachers

–     Classroom language for teaching maths and science subjects

–     Guidance and help with creating your own CLIL maths and science materials

In the evenings there is a social programme of films/theatre and great places to eat.

Course fee: £550

Email me for further details: grahamworkman@aol.com

 

CLIL METHODOLOGY AND LANGUAGE COURSE FOR HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS

 Course dates for 2017

This course runs flexibly throughout the year.

If you are interested in doing this course in 2016, please writie to me: grahamworkman@aol.com

This 5-day course is run in the beautiful village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood or in Stratford-Upon-Avon.  There is a maximum of 12 course participants, and accommodation is in the hotel conference venue or in B&B in the surrounding area.  One day is spent visiting local schools and observing history and geography lessons.

The seminars (25 hours) deal with:

–     CLIL Methodology and classroom teaching activities

–     Key vocabulary for history and geography teachers

–     Classroom language for teaching history and geography

–     Guidance and help with creating your own CLIL history and geography materials

In the evenings there is a social programme of films/theatre and great places to eat.

Course fee: £550

Email me for further details and to book a place on a course: grahamworkman@aol.com

 

FEEDBACK COMMENTS FROM TEACHERS ON THESE COURSES

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“The venue for the course in Burford was beautiful.”

“It was a great week of learning … and fun!  We had a fabulous time.”

“I really liked exeriencing the CLIL activities and then designing our own CLIL materials.”

“The practical approach to the course was great. We were able to experience what our CLIL learners experience.”

“I really liked the course.  There were so many practical tools I can use in the classroom.”

“Basically I liked everything about the course!  There was so much practical information.”

“Of all the professional courses I have had in my career, this was one of the best.  Thank you.”

“What I liked most was the variety and the number of practical tools we were given.”

“We had a great time with heaps of inspiration.”

“Today I started my first school day of teaching CLIL. Thanks to your course I feel more.  This morning I saw my students smiling after a CLIL history lesson and I thought of you with gratitude.”  (Marisa, Spain)

“Firstly, I would like to thank you again for providing us with such wonderful materials.  After your sessions I realize there are so many different approaches to explore… Thank you for broadening our minds.” (Mario, Spain)

“This is the best CLIL course I have ever done.”  (Jarno, France)

“Thank you again for the wonderful seminars.”  (Franz, Austria)

“I have done three CLIL courses but this is the best CLIL course I have ever done.”  (Tom, The Netherlands)

“Your seminars were a fantastic experience and encouraged me to learn more about CLIL.  Now I am working on CLIL materials for my school and coordinating CLIL projects with other schools.  Thank you very much.  You do such rewarding work for teachers.”  (Michal, Poland)

“Thank you once again for everything.  Your seminars were inspirational.”  (Ludmila, Czech Republic)

“Thank you for all the useful and enriching ideas and materials you gave us during this very interesting week.”  (Pierre, France)

“Our CLIL course with you is over and on behalf of my colleagues I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful seminars you gave us.  Everything was very useful and practical and I am sure we will be able to apply it all in our work.  The amount of materials you gave us was huge and everything was perfect.  Lastly, thank you for showing us how teaching can be – easy, humorous, charismatic and inspiring.  I think many of us will try to be like this in our work.”  (Nadezda, Latvia)

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“Thank you.  The course was great and I learned so much I can put into practice.”  (Roland, Germany)

“I was really happy to attend your sessions and take part in such lively learning activities.  I can really draw inspiration from your materials and improve my way of teaching, and not only for bilingual teaching.”  (Maria Grazia, Spain)

“The course content was great and the rhythm and pace of everything was excellent.  I learned so much.”  (Maria Zamora, Spain)

“This was the best teacher’s course I have ever attended.  It was a real pleasure and I learned so much.  Thank you.”   (Juan Antonio, Spain)

“The ideas you gave us are so useful and easily adapted for our class subjects. I am really looking forward to using them with my classes. And you are such a lively, entertaining and enthusiastic presenter.  Thank you very much.”  (Barbara, Switzerland)

“This course was a unique experience.”  (Olaf, The Netherlands)

“Thank you for your amazing lessons.”  (Giorgio, Italy)

“Brilliant and amazing.  You gave us so much I just can’t express my thanks enough.”  (Stefan, France)

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 “The course was excellent.  I will need at least a year to put all the teaching ideas into practice!”  (Maria, Spain)

“We want to thank you so much.  It was fantastic.  You gave us so many ideas and so much material.”  (Astrid and Selma, Holland)

“The course was well designed, covering specific maths vocabulary as well as vocabulary learning techniques. Task-based learning is now something I want to use in my lessons.  The school visits were a very interesting insight into maths teaching in English. You created a concentrated learning atmosphere with a good mixture of activities and humour.  Thank you very much for a wonderful course. I enjoyed it immensely and am eager to apply as many of these techniques as I can.”  (Lukas)

“This was one of the best CLIL courses I have done, with lots of practical input, discussion with colleagues and time to work on our own things.  I enjoyed the week very much.”  (Roman)

“The course was perfect for me and the language for maths teaching was great.”  (Christian)