In the morning of June the 30th the CLIL course started. Ten teachers from the three associations belonging to different educational levels were presented the course programme by the presidents of each association (Eglè, Loreta and Carmen). Then the teachers took part in a well-organised icebreaking session in order to get to know each other. Teachers had brought some items from their own countries to make the introduction much more exciting. Some highlights of the course included discussion on current issues about teaching subjects through English in an environment of mutual cooperation and the types of language associated to this type of methodology, followed by a lively session on how to activate thinking skills.

Day two started with a productive session on the role of scaffolding in CLIL and how to develop strategies to improve teachers’ tasks.

These activities were completed with the development of a common template to design some agreed useful stages in lesson planning.

All the teachers’ performances met the approval of the groups.

The remaining sessions were devoted to preparing a project in groups of three. For this purpose, students were given a set of guidelines. The rest of the day and also day 3 were dedicated to the development of the project and to the presentation of each individual project. Methodology included peer-teaching observation; this activity proved to be enriching and profitable.

The last part of the course included an engaging open discussion on evaluation and feedback.

A more detailed timetable including teachers’ names can be found in these pages.


As part of the social programme there was a cultural food sharing where the participants displayed different kinds of food from their countries of origin and were challenged to taste them all.

Apart from other cultural exchange activities, all the teachers took part in a sightseeing round tour of Vilnius at night and were impressed by the enticing city, its distinctive quality and the variety of choices for going out and about.

In the evening on the last day everyone enjoyed a farewell party. The snapshots included offer better proof than our words and give evidence of the pleasant and lively atmosphere that prevailed over the whole evening.

Congratulations to the organisers, teachers and guest teams!



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Cooperation in Teaching Associations (CITA) organised a 4-day workshop on CLIL teaching in the Lithuania University of Educational Sciences in Vilnius on June 29 to July 3, 2015. Lithuania (LAKMA) was organising and leading the course, but members of the other two associations, APABAL from Mallorca and IATEFL-Hungary, CITA_CLIL Course_Day 2 077were also involved in the teaching of the course. The course was designed to give members of our associations – 10 CLIL teachers from all levels of education selected from each country – an overview of up-to-date CLIL methodology with an emphasis on practical techniques delivered by experts in the field. Another important aim was for the participants to learn from each other by working together, and the outcome of the course was a CLIL lesson created and given by groups made up of teachers from each country while the other teachers became the ‘pupilsCITA_CLIL Course_Day 2 102’ for each lesson. The lessons were extremely enjoyable and the whole course was a huge success both socially and professionally, a fact reflected in the very positive feedback given by the participants.

CLIL Course in Vilnius, Lithuania

A 5-day course on CLIL methodology is being organized by the CITA project  in Vilnius. The course, which will take place from June 29 until July 3 2015, is addressed to teachers of non-linguistic subjects in English, both in primary and secondary schools. A total of 30 teachers (10 from each country) will be able to participate.

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