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ALT Agorà Mónos CLIL – September 7th & 14th – Registration Open!

Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has been gaining popularity in Japan as an innovative way to teach English through content and content through English. In this workshop series, you will learn about CLIL theory and put it to practice by creating lesson plans for your own teaching context. The workshops are not intended to be lectures, so please be prepared to share your ideas and learn from your peers.



Workshop 1: September 7th (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We’ll start with a discussion of CLIL theory: its definitions, the 4Cs framework, and other CLIL principles and practices. Then we’ll discuss how ALTs can be content leaders for CLIL and look at models and examples of CLIL in team teaching contexts. The following topics and questions will be discussed.

Understanding CLIL theory
・What are the basic principles of a CLIL approach? How can it be implemented in elementary, junior and senior high school contexts?
Choosing a content topic
・What concepts, points of view, and/or skills do you want to expose to your students?
Finding authentic materials
・What resources can we use to make lessons more “authentic”?
Planning and organizing CLIL lessons
・What are some effective strategies for planning and organizing CLIL lessons?

Workshop 2: September 14th (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

If you missed the first workshop, don’t worry. In this interactive workshop, we’ll continue our discussion on how to best put CLIL theory to practice. The following topics and questions will be covered.

Adapting CLIL for textbooks and learner levels
・How can we use CLIL in classes which use standardized textbooks? How can we scaffold for students’ content and language needs?
Designing tasks and projects
・What are some effective strategies for designing tasks and student projects with CLIL principles in mind?
Giving feedback and assessment
・How should we approach feedback and assessment in CLIL lessons?

Place: Zoom (please update your software to the latest version)
The link to the webinar will be sent to the specified email address before the beginning of the event.

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Nate Olson (Sophia University)
Nate Olson, a former ALT and current researcher at Sophia University, is promoting team-taught CLIL (content and language integrated learning) for his Ph.D. project. He has created a team-taught CLIL training course video series which will be featured on ALTTO Courses.

Nicholas J. Wilson teaches English in public elementary schools in Nagano, and is a Google Certified Educator focused on fostering student’s 21st-century skills through foreign language education. An active JALT officer, Nicholas also organizes independent professional development opportunities for ALTs including Agorà, a monthly interactive live event as part of the ALT Training Online grassroots initiative.