Hi, I'm Patrick. I am a CLIL Mathematics teacher and CLIL coach. As Chief Editor of CLIL Magazine and creator of the CLIL Challenge, I have helped out hundreds of CLIL teachers worldwide.
When I started out with CLIL, little to no training was available. And even if there was, I had to cancel lessons. In other words: preparing them for other teachers, which cost time. A lot of time.
That was more than ten years ago. You would think things have changed.
They have not.
In other words: you do not have to skip lessons but can study at your own pace. At school, at home or even when you are travelling in the train.
Indeed, CLIL is actually about a lot of different things. It involves language learning, learning skills, activating students, implementing ICT etc.
Overwhelming, isn't it?
Okay, we all know CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning, right?
But what does that actually mean?
These questions, and many more, were questions I struggled with when I started out with CLIL a decade ago. With only a few books and little to none available training, I had to figure out a lot myself.
Fortunately, I was allowed to follow a course on CLIL, over the course of four days. In other words: four days of lessons had to be skipped to learn this.
With the help of amazing trainers during this course, I developed more CLIL activities and became a CLIL coach. Most of my questions were answered, but one question remained:
Was this the best way to study CLIL?
CLIL is not about being a perfect language teacher or about playing games all the time - these kind of misconceptions seem to persists. A lot.
I think CLIL can be studied a lot easier than live training. With the help of colleagues, videos and feedback.
In my opinion, CLIL consists of two elements:
Generating Language output
Activate participation of students
While I was coaching other teachers on CLIL, I learned what strategies work better than others. Also, because I still teach, I try new activities in my lessons on a regular basis and try to do this in a way it does not cost me a lot of time.
This combination of experiences allowed me to come up with a lot of different ideas on improving CLIL lessons. I share these ideas through my online blog as well as coaching sessions with colleagues and notice they really do improve their lessons.
Teaching about a broad subject as CLIL as well as keeping this easy to digest is a challenge I took upon myself. I want to help out a many teachers as I can, but that is not possible the 'normal' way.
Which this one-of-a-kind Online CLIL Course, you will learn all about Content and Language Integrated Learning! You can study at your own pace at your own level. From very basic to more advanced knowledge on CLIL, you can find it all in the different modules.
By now you know what to expect: an online CLIL course that suits all of your needs. Enjoy all of the benefits of online learning and explore the different aspects of CLIL that suit your needs.
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About Patrick de Boer
So, who is this guy stating he can teach you something?
For starters: I am a CLIL teacher and a CLIL coach.
Besides being a teacher, I was chief editor of CLIL Magazine.
An international publication with readers worldwide.
However, I stopped publishing CLIL Magazine after 10 issues ( 5 years) because I wanted to reach more people and train more teachers.
Access to 5 available courses and future updates
Final quiz to test if you understand everything
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Final tasks for which you receive feedback
Access to (facebook) community to help each other out
Access to a montly webinar in which questions are answered and feedback on final tasks is provided.
Access to webinar archive
1 on 1 coaching with the possibility of weekly live moments
Maximum amount of participants
You might be thinking: I am not ready to start an online course. After all, I am not an expert on the use of computers, or I am not sure if it is a fit for me.
The website is optimized to be super user friendly and I will help you out whenever you feel like you are stuck. Also, you can try it out for 30 days and if after that time you are not satisfied, just let me know and your money will be returned!
All of these modules consist of short videos and quizzes to help you understand the importance and explain more clearly what these topics are about.
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Yes, definitely! Although I would start with the “Basics of CLIL” course, as this explains in detail what CLIL is and what you can do with it.
You can buy the single courses, but I would suggest buying them in a pack. That way, you have way more value for your money. However, if you only want to buy one course, you can do that, no problem!
You have access to the courses for a year. That means you can plan yourself when you want to do it, but I would suggest starting with it as soon as possible.
Yes, I will! With every course you can find a planner to help you finish the course in a month! That way you stay motivated to go through all of the courses.
Yes, whenever I create new updates you will receive those automatically. Also, if you bought access to the bundles of courses, you will gain access to new courses once they are added as well.
No, feel free to focus on whatever you feel like you need to learn. You do need to finish a course completely in order to receive a certificate, but everyone has different priorities when it comes to learning something.