Erasmus+ CLIL

This course is designed for educators specialising in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) who wish to enhance and refresh their skills in delivering subject content in English. It is aimed at those who teach a subject such as science, history or geography using English as a foreign language. The programme also includes a General English component to allow teachers to improve their fluency in English as well as an introduction to Scottish culture.

Course Description

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, 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.

Sample Programme

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.

Programme Overview

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.30 – 12.45 CLIL Training CLIL Training CLIL Training CLIL Training CLIL Training
12.45 –12.45 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
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


09.30 – 12.45


09.30 – 12.45


09.30 – 12.45


09.30 – 12.45


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 Developm-ent & Review
Trainer Linda Linda Linda Tim Tim
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!

Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course online inlingua language test at to evaluate their language proficiency. On the first day, all participants will be assessed in person before beginning their lessons.
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

Your school must decide on a project by choosing an appropriate course for its teachers and giving reasons why you are choosing this kind of training for them. Your application for funding will be judged by your National Agency. inlingua Edinburgh can offer tailor-made courses for closed groups (min. 5 participants)

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

This can normally be obtained through your National Agency. They will also be able to give you advice on your application as well as information on deadlines, eligibility, etc. You can find details of your National Agency here.

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

Course Dates

If the dates below are unsuitable, please contact us, as we may be able to offer training to closed groups outside the standard timetable.


  • 07 to 11 May
  • 28 May to 01 June
  • 18 to 22 June
  • 09 to 13 July
  • 30 July to 03 August
  • 20 to 24 August
  • 10 to 14 September
  • 01 to 05 October
  • 19 October to 10 November
  • 19 to 23 November

The price for one-week course is 530.00€.
This includes full day group course and social programme

We can offer you accommodation in one of our host-families. This will consist of a private room, dinner, and bed & breakfast.

  • Shared bathroom 240€ per week
  • Private bathroom 280€ per week
  • Executive standard, private bathroom 330 per week

Accommodation booking fee of 55€ applies.

Subject to Availability

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