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Literacy for CLIL

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Do you sometimes feel that your students are not learning enough in your English lessons? Would you like to help them grow as learners? Welcome to ‘Teaching English through the Literacy Approach’.

Through the Erasmus+ project “Developing FL literacy in CLIL contexts” we have developed an approach to English language teaching that focuses on real communication, on building students’ learning, thinking and academic skills, and thus making language teaching meaningful, memorable and motivating.
In this course you will learn the basics of this approach and start experimenting with it. You will also be able to access our content and lesson repository. The course is completely asynchronous and will be available from June 15th to September 30th, 2021. It takes approximately 9 hours to complete all the units, which mainly consist of short videos accompanied by some activities. A certificate will be issued for participants who complete all the course tasks.

Requirements

This course has been designed for teachers of English as a foreign language, but if you are teaching any other foreign language or even students’ mother tongue, you may find that it offers some interesting ideas for your work. Since the course is entirely in English, a good command of this language at a level B2 and above is highly recommended. The examples from classes and teachers in the project come from primary education, but the principles of this approach can easily be transferred to secondary education and beyond.

Course Staff


Katarzyna Brzosko-Barratt, Phd

Katarzyna Brzosko-Barratt, Phd

Assistant professor, Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw

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Mateja Dagarin Fojkar, Phd

Mateja Dagarin Fojkar, Phd

Assistant professor for methodology of teaching English, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

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Raquel Fernández, PhD

Raquel Fernández, PhD

Assistant professor, Department of Modern Languages, University of Alcalá

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Monika Galbarczyk, MA

Monika Galbarczyk, MA

Teacher trainer in ELT, Digital Competence Center, Faculty of Education and University College of Language Teacher Education, University of Warsaw

Ana Halbach, Phd

Ana Halbach, Phd

Full professor, Department of Modern Languages, University of Alcalá

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Tina Rozmanič

Tina Rozmanič

Assistant teacher for methodology of teaching English, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

Elena Serrano

Elena Serrano

Assistant professor, Department of Modern Languages, University of Alcalá

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Frequently Asked Questions


Course Design

How is the course organized?

The course is asynchronous, so you can take it at any time. It consists of three units. Each unit is divided into different steps that contain a video, some questions for reflection, a quiz or a forum discussion. Sometimes there will be additional materials that illustrate a point made in the video or that can be used as an expansion of the ideas presented there. When you have finished watching one of the videos or completed an activity, click on the arrows to navigate to the previous or to the next step in the course.

How many units does a course have?

The course consists of three units, each divided into eight steps.

How many hours do I need to dedicate to the course?

The course will take about 9 hours to complete.

Do I need to follow the order of the units in the course?

Yes, the course has been designed as a step by step introduction to the Literacy Approach, so that one step builds upon the previous ones

Navigating through the course

How do I return to the course overview?

If you are navigating through this course, you can always go back to the course menu by clicking on 'course'

How do I change my profile?

You can change the information in your profile by clicking on your name on the top right of your screen and then click on ‘My Profile’. To be able to share a full profile you need to have specified your birth year. To specify your birth year, go to the Account Settings page

How do I post a comment or question in the discussion forum?

You can post a comment or a question by clicking on ‘Discussion’. Each unit has a topic for discussion in step 8, but you can also create new topics by xxx Interaction in a discussion forum is required in order to receive a course certificate.

Finishing the course

Can I get certificate for attending the course?

Yes, you can print out the certificate after successfully finishing all the tasks at…

How long will the course be available?

The course will be available until September 30th, 2021.

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I have registered but the system doesn’t let me access the course

After registering, your email account needs to be activated. You will receive an email that asks you to click on a button to finish the activation process. If you can’t see this email in your inbox, please check your spam folder, as it may have gone there.

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