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Hilderstone College - CLIL

CLIL Teacher Development Courses


These courses are designed to allow teachers to improve and practise their English while also allowing them to gain a greater understanding of CLIL. The courses have a customised element to them and participants will be asked to complete a needs-analysis form before the start of the course.

Language Development

This part of the course is designed to help you improve your fluency and command of English in stimulating ways. We use a continuously updated range of resources, materials and approaches and cover areas such as: advanced language practice, including idiomatic range, appropriacy and accuracy of expression, current usage, collocation, style and register, metaphorical and imaginative use of language, grammatical review, expansion of vocabulary, development of oral fluency and also pronunciation with emphasis on the features of connected speech.

Where possible, we try to exploit the Language Development stage of the course to show-case more creative ways of presenting and practising language. These will be techniques that the teachers may be able to exploit when they return to their countries.


This CLIL teacher training option is aimed at teachers who teach or intend to teach any subject other than English (for example History, Geography etc.) through the medium of English. We focus on: classroom language, strategies for integrating content and language, developing communicative competence, working with written, audio and visual text, developing subject-specific language and supporting students in the learning process. There are opportunities for teachers to participate in micro-teaching in their own subject. Feedback is provided.

Where possible, teachers are encouraged to bring a copy of their course books with them so that there can be practical lesson-planning time.

Often the most valuable aspect of these courses is when CLIL practitioners from around the world share ideas with the rest of the group.


Teachers of teenagers and adults, with a level of English at CEFR B2 or above.

Course dates and fees 2024

All courses are two weeks in duration

Registration fee: £90


  • 1 - 12 July 2024: £800
  • 15 - 26 July 2024: £800

Homestay accommodation (if required):

  • £195 per week

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
15.00 - 16.00
Optional supervised self-study Focus on CLIL Optional supervised self-study
16.00 - 17.00 Optional supervised self-study


Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-course test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Once we have accepted your enrolment, pay a non-refundable deposit of £400 or the full amount. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Enrolment Procedure Step 4 Please tell us your travel plans when you have this information
Apart from starting your course on Day 1, we will also show your around the College and Broadstairs.
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