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Exciting opportunity to study CLIL with Macmillan – Universitat de Barcelona online.

An integrated approach to CLIL: Science with Arts and Crafts

The course is equivalent to 6 university credits (ECTS) for postgraduate studies and is considered a university qualification.

Recognition of the course for practising teachers: The Servei de Personal of each Servei Territorial of the Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya is responsible for registering this training on the teacher’s record.

Course dates: 4 February 2014 – 27 May 2014. Face-to-face session to be held on 25 April 2014.

Modality: Semipresencial course of 150 hours. There will be 5 hours of face-to-face training, 60 hours online with a dedicated tutor and 85 hours of self-study online. The online platform is the Moodle 2.4 learning management system.

Registration and enrolment: Registration is required prior to enrolment and can be carried out on the web page of the Universitat de Barcelona, where you will also find more information about the course in català and castiliano. The closing date for registration is 15 January, 2014.

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Description and methodology: On this course, participants will become capable of demonstrating knowledge of how to integrate aspects of the natural and social science and arts and crafts curricula through the medium of English, using CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in practical frameworks. They will develop a deeper understanding of the key questions involved in planning, carrying out and evaluating CLIL classes.

Teaching will mainly take place through the Moodle learning management system, which follows constructivist pedagogical principles and allows the personalisation of learning. There is an emphasis on collaborative learning and the exchange of ideas and materials, and each participant has access to a dedicated tutor and technical support. A free, preparatory module is available to learn how the platform works.




  • To analyse and become familiar with frameworks for teaching natural and social science and arts and crafts through English and to combine these to create a holistic approach to the curricula.
  • To examine how and when we should link these subjects and design learning outcomes and evaluation criteria for each.


Contents and structure: The course is structured in 2 modules, equivalent to 3 credits each.

Module 1: Block 1 – Roads to CLIL


  • A comparison between subject and language teaching methodologies and how they can be synthesised to create an effective approach to CLIL
  • Use of graphic organisers

Module 1: Block 2 – Natural and social science: putting CLIL into practice


  • Procedural skills, the 6E framework for teaching natural sciences
  • Providing linguistic support and assessment


Module 1: Block 3 – Arts and crafts: planning for the creative class


  • Developing creativity in arts and crafts class through multiple intelligences
  • A framework for teaching arts and crafts
  • Arts and crafts techniques


Module 2: Block 4 – Cross-curricular teaching: learning to link


  • Ideas and resources for science activities which can be integrated into arts and crafts and then developed in subsequent science classes
  • Strategies for linking different subjects


Module 2: Block 5 – Reinforcing science language and concepts through art


  • Techniques for reinforcing the concepts and key language of science in the arts and crafts class
  • Strategies for revisiting the science topic in the arts class and extending the art activity, focusing particularly on subject-related classroom language


Assessment criteria: Each block contains 3 elements which form part of assessment. Firstly, there is an automatically graded interactive test which is aimed at revising and consolidating input material. Secondly, there is a tutor-evaluatued assignment which involves the production of resource material or a lesson plan and is aimed at testing understanding of the input material. Finally, as part of a reflective development process there is an obligatory journal task which is not graded.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements: Graduates in teacher training for Primary education, Primary teachers or students of the bachelor’s degree in Primary Education (or equivalent) who have passed at least 85% of the required credits.

Minimum level of English required: CFER level B1 (Intermediate).

Price: 480€ (+ 48€ Universitat de Barcelona administration fee).

More information: If you would like to receive more information about this course please contact Joan-Tomàs Pujola Font of the Facultat de Formació del Professorat at the Universitat de Barcelona (Mundet Campus).           Tel: 93 403 5071