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Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

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Who is the course aimed at:

Groups of school teachers or university lecturers of any subject who teach their subject in English in a country where English is not the first language*.

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements as we tailor each course to the needs of the group.

Length of Course / Study Pattern / Attendance Requirements:

These are bespoke courses for each group and we design the course length, attendance and study pattern in advance to meet the needs of the group.

Place of Study:

We can deliver this course in the students’ home country or at our Headingley Campus in Leeds.

We can also arrange the accommodation in student residences or homestay, transport to and from the airport and excursions**.

Start date:

Course start dates are totally flexible depending on the requirements of the group.

Your Course:

We tailor the course content entirely to the needs of each group of students. You can select from a range of programme areas in order to create a course which best meets the professional development needs of your group. To help you put together a suitable programme, we have created a 'menu' system of indicative course content areas:

    Content and Language Integrated Learning
    Modern approaches and Methods in Language Teaching
    Materials Design for Language Teaching
    Training the Trainer
    Primary School Teaching
    Secondary School Teaching
    University Curriculum Design and Teaching

Note: Further details of all individual course content elements are available upon request.   

These course content areas can be combined according to your needs and interests. We can also provide English classes and other aspects of language teaching methodology or materials design as required. If you decide to attend the course in Leeds, we can also arrange school visits and excursions as part of your stay. 

All the course tutors are experienced teacher trainers and fully qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language in accordance with the British Council’s TEFLQ standard. They regularly deliver conference presentations and workshops internationally.

Course Highlights:

    Content and Language Integrated Learning
    Modern approaches and Methods in Teaching and Materials Design
    Training the Trainer
    Primary, Secondary School or University Curriculum Design and Teaching

This flexible course fits the objectives of national and regional education authorities and institutions which are developing bilingual education programmes within their school or university networks.

It will enable the participants to develop skills and knowledge which will optimise their effectiveness when teaching their subject in English to non native speakers of English. Each course is tailor made for each group of students according to their interests and professional development needs. As well as teaching methodology and classroom materials development, we can include testing, evaluation, assessment and multimedia-assisted learning.    

English Language Teaching at Leeds Beckett is an approved Cambridge Delta Centre. 


The programme timetable is confirmed for each group prior to arrival according to their requirements. A typical programme timetable will consist of 4 or 5 hours of classroom study per day and include English classes plus sessions on teaching methodology and other content areas described under “Your Course”. Groups may opt to participate in excursions at weekends or school visits some afternoons.


There is no formal assessment on this programme, unless requested. Informal assessment is agreed with the group or their agent and will typically include a project and presentation.


We calculate the course fee on an individual basis depending on the group’s needs. For example, the tuition fee for a group of 20 students for 4 weeks studying for 20 hours per week would typically be between £20,000 and £25,000.

Matthew Wilson

How to apply:

Please email the Course Director, Matthew Wilson, on or with your initial requirements. He will then discuss your needs and provide you with bespoke course proposal which is tailored to the learning requirements of your group. 


“The course has helped me to think about my teaching and contributed to my professional development. It has been particularly useful to share experiences with the teachers and other students on the course, as this has given me many new ideas which I will take back to my teaching context at home.”
Ana Ligero Lasa - Secondary School Teacher, Spain.

*This course is for students aged 18 years old or over.

** A local company called Don’t Be a Tourist provides excursions and tour leaders for these short courses.  Course participants can stay in university halls of residence organised through our University’s Accommodation Office or with local families in homestay accommodation which is provided by a company called Study Links. We have had a successful working relationship with these organisations for several years.

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