The course consists of two main components plus an extensive Scottish culture programme
The CLIL Training component will look at the principles of CLIL, maximising and optimising the use of English in the classroom, how to activate vocabulary and encourage reading and writing. It will also concentrate on English phonology and pronunciation as well as using technology in the classroom. The course is practical and interactive, being task-based with individual, pair and group work. It is based on an adaptable teaching approach, promoting flexibility and the prioritising of individual students’ needs. The course involves linguistic competence as well as subject awareness, with practical feedback from the trainers. Participants are evaluated by continuous assessment and can give their own feedback on the quality of the training. We will provide a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
The General English component concentrates on speaking and listening skills as well as fluency in the Spoken Performance sessions. Participants should have at least an intermediate B1 level in English.
Our Scottish Culture component includes an introduction to Edinburgh and the Scottish arts as well as the Edinburgh Festival (for courses taking place in August). Activities can include a tour of Edinburgh, the ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing), whisky tasting, theatre, music concerts and excursions to historical landmarks and points of interest (the selection of activities varies depending on the time of year and availability). ** The Erasmus + CLIL course duration is one week. If you would like to undertake the training for two weeks, we recommend combining this course with one week of our Enhanced English Skills course.
Please note the below timetables are examples only and may be subject to change depending on availability and time of year. During the month of August, we include Edinburgh Festival activities.
|9.30 – 12.45||CLIL Training||CLIL Training||CLIL Training||CLIL Training||CLIL Training|
|13.45 –15.15||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance||Spoken Performance|
|15.15 –17.00||Excursion to the Scottish Parliament||Excursion to Holyrood Palace||Excursion to the National Gallery of Modern Art||Excursion to Gladstone’s Land||Excursion to the National Portrait Gallery|
|20.00||Traditional Scottish folk music concert||Traditional Scottish pub evening|
Sample CLIL Training Programme
|Monday 09.30 – 12.45||Tuesday 09.30 – 12.45||Wednesday 09.30 – 12.45||Thursday 09.30 – 12.45||Friday 09.30 – 12.45|
|Session 1||Introduction and welcome||Classroom English||Reading & Writing||Making the Most of Materials||Evaluating Materials|
|Session 2||Principles of CLIL||Activating Vocabulary||Speaking, Listening & Phonology||Using Websites||Continuing Professional Development & Review|
Why choose inlingua Edinburgh?
Our courses are led by qualified and experienced teacher trainers who work for inlingua Edinburgh, at Edinburgh University and other educational establishments in the UK. We believe in offering continuous professional development to teachers and try to design a suitable course around your individual needs and requirements. We hope to make your stay in Edinburgh both educational and enjoyable and to give you the opportunity of meeting other teachers from all over the world. For more reasons to undertake your training in this beautiful city, check out these 30 reasons to come to Edinburgh!
How can you apply for Erasmus+ funding?
1. Before you apply
Check your school’s eligibility for Erasmus + funding and the relevant deadlines for your project. Please note that applications must be made by the school and not by individuals.
2. Create your European Development Plan for in-service teacher training
3. Register your school
To apply for funding, you must register your school on ECAS and obtain a Personal Identification Code (PIC) here.
4. Fill in the relevant eForm
5. Enrol at inlingua Edinburgh
We would be delighted to welcome you to inlingua Edinburgh. Please contact us with details of your request and the number of teachers you would like to enrol. We are always happy to help. Our PIC number is 946680425
If the dates below are unsuitable, please contact us, as we may be able to offer training to closed groups outside the standard timetable.
01 April 2019
15 April 2019
22 April 2019
06 May 2019
17 June 2019
08 July 2019
29 July 2019
19 August 2019
07 October 2019
28 October 2019
The price for a one-week course is 530.00€. This includes full-day group course and social programme.
We can offer you accommodation with one of our host families. This will consist of a private room, dinner, and bed & breakfast. Accommodation subject to availability.
- Room with shared bathroom €230 per week
- Room with private bathroom €290 per week
- Executive standard: room with private bathroom €345 per week
You can also choose our self-catering option:
- Room with shared bathroom €170 per week
- Room with private bathroom €230 per week
Summer supplement: €23 per week (from 29th June to 31st August).
Accommodation booking fee: 60€