We invite you to explore the topic of “How to plan and design challenging and brain friendly CLIL units for primary school”.
In this short online course, we are going to explore the main elements as well as the required decisions you need to make in order to create a CLIL unit.
We will guide you through the theory that supports the necessary steps to achieve truly meaningful and motivating results.
Through analyzing and observing unit samples you will learn concepts related to scaffolding, anticipation, contextualized grammar, integrating across the curriculum, among many others.
We invite you then, to join us on this discovery trip to find the right tools in order to make adequate teaching decisions and to provide all the support our students need.
Dolores Bereterbide holds a teaching degree (Instituto de Profesorado Sara C. de Ecleston, (Buenos Aires, Argentina)). Specialized in English Methodology at Instituto Superior de Investigaciones Psicologicas (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Trained as Self Esteem Practitioner at SEAL (Society for effective affective Learning) International Council for Self Esteem (USA) and also in Non Violent Communication Techniques (Marshall Rosemberg (USA)). Has worked for many years as EFL teacher both in kindergarten and primary schools considering learning and teaching processes, literature integrated projects
and multiple intelligences. Presently works as English school coordinator and consultant. Her book proposal, “Thinking Skills and Content in the EFL classroom, a CLIL approach for primary education” (co-authored Marta Braylan) was shortlisted for the ELTons 2011 Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing.
Marta Braylan holds a B.S. in Psychology (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), a postgraduate degree in Educational Psychology (Fundación EPPEC, Buenos Aires Argentina) and a degree in Constructivism and Education from FLACSO University (Buenos Aires Argentina). She is a former University of Buenos Aires instructor. She worked for many years as school coordinator and teacher both in primary and secondary schools. Specialized in EFL learning and teaching processes, learning theories, CLIL approach and literature integrated projects. Presently works as teacher trainer, lecturer and consultant. Her book proposal “Thinking Skills and Content in the EFL classroom, a CLIL approach for primary education” (co-authored Dolores Bereterbide) was shortlisted for the ELTons 2011 Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing.
StartIntroduction Chapter 2 (0:20)
StartReflecting on contents.
StartCurricular academic content
StartSpecific content to organize a unit
StartHow to approach the Linguistic Content
StartWhere do we locate the linguistic and curricular content to select for our didactic units
StartFinding the language in the curriculum
StartWhy are text types an important content to consider when developing a didactic units? (5:26)
StartTask chapter 2.