Ja. Erasmus+, das EU-Programm zur Förderung der schulischen Bildung in Europa, unterstützt auch einzelne Lehrerinnen und Lehrer, die Fortbildungen im Ausland machen möchten. Jetzt ist die beste Zeit, um sich über die angebotenen Möglichkeiten der Förderung zu informieren, passende Kurse für 2020 zu suchen und die Antragstellung vorzubereiten. Die Nationalagentur Erasmus+ Bildung https://bildung.erasmusplus.at/de/schulbildung/ unterstützt Lehrerinnnen und Lehrer dabei gerne, die Website des CEBS https://www.cebs.at/service-angebote/clil/clil-training/ bietet Hilfestellung zur Suche und Auswahl von Kursen in ganz Europa.
Oder anders gefragt: Why go overseas for a CLIL training course?
In „Good CLIL Hunting“ (EL Gazette, 31 Oct 2019) Melanie Butler explains why so many CLIL teachers travel to private language schools in English-speaking countries every summer to do CLIL training.
The short answer is, it is to improve both their language levels and their teaching methodology. To be more precise, they need to improve the English needed to teach their subject in the classroom, because the evidence is that unless teachers are at least B2 in that subset of language, their students will learn very little.
And, of course, since they are teaching both an academic subject and a language, they need to find out how to include language teaching methods into their classroom practice.
Whilst Melanie Butler´s assumption on CLIL teachers´ required minimum language levels is negotiable at least, the question is where these teachers should head to and what kind of language school they should look for. CEBS offers well-known ranking lists and search engines on their website, see above. Melanie Butler mentions NILE, long-term partner of CEBS, for instance.
But in CLIL specialists, the name that stands out is NILE Norwich, whose tradition of hiring expert trainers from across the world to teach on their summer courses has meant that they have been at the cutting edge of CLIL development since the beginning.
You can read Melanie Butler´s full article here: https://www.elgazette.com/good-clil-hunting/ (25/11/19)
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