European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education

CLIL COURSES at the MBM Training and Development Center

  • Our CLIL courses include one or two modules of teaching practice where participants can try out new ideas in a safe environment. 
  • To ensure the course runs smoothly and that all participants can take part in the activities, a minimum B1 English level is highly recommended.
  • Our CLIL programmes are aimed at secondary and Higher Education teachers, teacher trainers and inspectors who have to, currently or in the future, deliver content lessons in English.

The aims of the courses are:

 - to clarify the concept of CLIL;
- to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction;
- to demonstrate teaching techniques which are transferable to a variety of subjects across the curriculum;
- to show how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons, keeping in mind the specific educational need of each learners` group.​

Week 1

  •    ​Introductions - Get to know learners, teachers, the school, course and area
  • Introductions to the CLIL: varieties of CLIL; challenges and opportunities 
  • Language Development - Improve your command of English
  • Communication - Practical ideas to encourage communication in the classroom
  • Materials Design and Supporting Learning - Techniques and resources to ensure ​learning
  • Language in the CLIL Classroom - addressing different varieties of language required by CLIL
  • CLIL practical ideas to reinforce learning
  • Virtual Learning Platforms for CLIL - Online learning tools for educators and students
  • Activity Planning - Tutor-assisted planning time for communicative activities
  • Practical Skills Developments - PART I /Teaching practice with self-assessment and group evaluation

Week 2

Correction and Feedback - Ways of conducting feedback while maintaining motivation

  • Community - Practical ideas for collaboration in and outside the classroom
  • Differentiation - Types of learner and its impact on the CLIL classroom
  • Cognitive Skills - Exploring the importance of thinking skills in CLIL
  • Language Development - Improve your command of English
  • CLIL-centered assessment and evaluation, with practical ideas for implementation
  • Lesson Planning - Assisted planning of a lesson, using the acquired knowledge and skills
  • Practical Skills Developments - PART II - Teaching practice with self-assessment and group evaluation

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is the professional competence of teachers that must be based on student needs.

CLIL is a complementary curricula, usually designed for teacher training or for classroom teaching and learning.


In MBM TDC we offer a range of adaptable curricular models, suitable for both foreign language and content teachers, based on a set of defined target professional competences.