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Hilderstone College - Online

Online Teacher Development CLIL

Covid-19 Re-opening

We will follow UK Government guidance with regard to safety measures in the classroom.  The maximum student number in class will be reduced to 8, we will implement safe-distancing, staggered break times, regular thorough cleaning, hand sanitiser will be provided, classrooms will be well ventilated. 

Please see our Covid-19 Re-opening Guidelines listed under our policies and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Would you like to develop your career but are unable to travel? Hilderstone College has a range on teacher development courses online that may be of interest to you.

Our CLIL course is aimed at teachers of any other subject than English, such as History, Geography, Mathematics, etc.

This course takes place over a total of 10 hours per week: 2 hours of online lessons every day from Monday to Friday, as well as some work set between lessons and overnight.

Language development

An integrated part of a Hilderstone College teacher Development course is the opportunity to improve and update your own language. Therefore, we always wish to help you with new ways of describing language as well as creative ways of including it in your subject lessons.

CLIL

On this course you will focus on classroom language, developing subject-specific language, developing communicative competence, strategies for integrating content and language, working with written, audio and visual text and supporting students in the learning process. Teachers will also be given the opportunity to talk about their own subject and share ideas with their co-participants.

Teachers are encouraged to have their course books with them, so that they can refer to their teaching materials during the lessons.

We are strong believers that often the most valuable aspect of these courses is when participants from around the world share ideas with the rest of the group.

Objectives

Through an online platform, the objective of the course is to give participants practice of the language, the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and ideas and techniques that will improve their teaching when they return to their classrooms.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will have developed their confidence, language and their CLIL skills.

How does it work?

We use Zoom for our lessons. Click here for a demo.

We recognise that sitting in front of a computer is not always comfortable. As a result our teaching method involves students being online for an hour followed by an hour when the students are offline working on exercises or tasks. The students then return online for another hour of work with classmates and the teacher.

Course dates 2021

  • Course 1: 17/05/2021 - 28/05/2021
  • Course 2: 31/05/2021 - 11/06/2021
  • Course 3: 25/10/2021 - 05/11/2021

Course fees 2021

Registration fee: £20

Tuition fee: £230 per week

Full terms and conditions for online courses available here.

Sample timetable

Course arranged in UK times.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
13.00 - 14.00 UK time Online Students will go over any homework set for the evening before. New grammar, vocabulary, or language skill will be presented and practised.
14.00 - 15.00 UK time Offline Students will receive an email with tasks they need to perform e.g. grammar exercises, a reading task, a YouTube clip, etc.
15.00 - 16.00 UK time Online Students will go over the task that was set for the previous hour. The target language or skill will then be practised.
Overnight: Offline Homework will be set every evening

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 Online Once we have accepted your enrolment, make payment of your course fees. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Before the beginning of your course, you will get a full course confirmation. Your tutor will be in touch the Friday before your course starts with the link to access your first online lesson. If you have any questions or queries in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.
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