CLIL/EMI Train-the-Trainer

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Experienced CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) or EMI (English Medium Instruction) teachers learn to become fully-fledged CLIL trainers. This practical, hands-on course encourages teachers and/or lectures who are already familiar with CLIL/EMI to facilitate CLIL/EMI development in others. You work at designing a CLIL curriculum for a group of teachers: the intake, workshop/curriculum design, designing, delivering and evaluating workshop(s).

This CLIL train-the-trainer (TTT) programme trains you to become a CLIL trainer and hone your coaching skills. It is active and participatory, informative and hands-on. You work at designing a CLIL curriculum for a group of teachers: the intake, workshop/curriculum design, designing, delivering and evaluating workshop(s). You also develop your skills as a group facilitator.


During the course, we will explore these content areas:

  • Teaching versus training
  • gathering information about clients; the intake and needs analysis
  • icebreakers
  • designing and delivering CLIL workshops and courses
  • creating CLIL training course materials related to different subject areas
  • creating course assignments for CLIL teachers
  • evaluation and feedback
  • effective training skills
Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Rosie Tanner


Target audience

If you possess at least some of these characteristics, you have potential to be a great CLIL trainer. You:

  • are ambitious, would like to make a career step: you have always (secretly) wanted to be a freelancer or trainer
  • have an open relationship with your colleagues: they share stuff (about CLIL) with you 
  • work well with others in a pair, group or team
  • are often told you are a “leader”
  • are a good planner and organiser, can make time for things that are important
  • are willing to try things out, trip up, be open and learn from mistakes and feedback
  • know quite a lot about CLIL already and are curious to know more
  • know how to -integrate CLIL elements into a lesson you observe
  • are creative, make and try out (CLIL) materials
  • are independent, can think for yourself
  • are open to learning about yourself and to personal development.

Course aim

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • gather information using an online survey and an intake in person
  • use information gathered about a school or team to create a tailor-made course or workshop for a group of CLIL teachers
  • formulate clear objectives and aims for a CLIL course and individual workshops
  • design and deliver a CLIL course and individual workshops, including accompanying materials
  • create a (beginning) repertoire of CLIL activities and examples for different subject areas
  • respond to questions about CLIL confidently and securely during workshops or training sessions with teachers
  • evaluate a CLIL course and an individual workshop
  • demonstrate an array of CLIL training skills, strategies and activities which illustrate your background knowledge of key components of CLIL theory
  • articulate your own beliefs, attitudes and feelings about being a CLIL trainer and reflect on what kind of trainer you are and want to be or become
  • stimulate and guide the reflective skills of a group of teachers

Study load

The course involves approximately 30 contact hours per week and some independent work, during which time you design training activities to demonstrate on the final day of the course.


Course fee:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.

More information

Rosie Tanner, Education Consultant | | T: +31 6 28745670


Application deadline: 01 May 2020