Date: 29-30 November 2019
Venue: Copenhagen, Comfort Hotel Copenhagen
Participants: 27 language teachers from all educational levels, teacher trainers and university teachers/researchers
Local organisers: Ana Kanareva-Dimitrovska and Anne Sofie Jakobsen
ECML experts: Do Coyle and Kevin Schuck
On 29-30 November 2019, the ECML Contact Point Denmark, the Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages invited ECML experts Do Coyle and Kevin Schuck in Copenhagen to provide a training and consultancy workshop on CLIL and beyond - a pluriliteracies approach for deeper learning.
In the workshop, language teachers from different educational levels and teacher trainers discussed their needs and challenges regarding the use of CLIL approach in the language classroom. CLIL concepts and methods were presented and teachers reflected on techniques for achieving sustainability of results related to the integration of CLIL approach. Participants explored different videos, materials and lesson plans available on the website, A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning and they prepared activities and tasks based on these tools. They shared their experiences with other participants and discussed what makes a successful activity. Both days were a good combination of theory and practical tasks. Some materials from the CLIL and Pluriliteracies approach project and the workshop will be adapted/modified to fit a particular institutional context.
The participants were encouraged to send project proposals to the Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages based on implementation of CLIL and a pluriliteracies approach for learning. The National Centre organised a follow-up seminar on 3 June 2020 with participants to discuss their experience with CLIL and pluriliteracies approach six months after the training. We encouraged the participants to establish a national network for CLIL and a pluriliteracies approach for deeper learning and one part of network’s activities could be financed by the The Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages. These activities are a part of our strategy to enhance the impact of the ECML workshops in Denmark.
Learn more about A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning here.
Ana Kanareva-Dimitrovska (local organiser),
The Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages, ECML Contact Point Denmark
More information about the ECML training and consultancy offer for member states is available here and on the local Danish website.