Short course in Academic Literacy and Content and Language Integrated Learning

The course:

  • A hands-on, task-oriented programme for educators engaged in English Medium Instruction (EMI) and Bilingual Education (BE) programmes at school and tertiary levels;
  • Online course, 30 hours in duration, conducted twice a week, commencing end January 2024;
  • Will introduce Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) as a pedagogical tool for EMI and BE classrooms;
  • Will enable teachers to provide contextually relevant solutions to real-world issues in BE and EMI classrooms.

 Ideally suited for:

  • Teachers, teacher-educators, lecturers, and instructors engaged in EMI/BE across the secondary and tertiary education systems
  • Language teachers/lecturers interested in supporting/required to support mastery of subject-related content
  • Educators, Course Coordinators, Directors, and others who have a stake in language-in-education and EMI policy

Course content:

  • Introduction to Academic Literacy
  • Introduction to CLIL and its relationship to Academic Literacy
  • Developing curricula and lesson materials for CLIL
  • The CLIL classroom – scaffolding CLIL, activity types, classroom language
  • Assessment in CLIL
  • Use of technology in the CLIL classroom

Benefits of the course:

  • Will enable subject teachers to support the learning of subject-related language by providing them with the tools to develop curricula and develop or modify material to suit the learners
  • Will provide practical tips for enhancing the acquisition of content-related language in the subject classroom
  • Will provide guidance on developing suitable assessment tools
  • Will enable teachers to support learners of various learning styles
  • Will increase the confidence of teachers in EMI/BE programmes
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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Post Graduate Institute of English
Programme Duration :
30 hours
Medium :
Delivery: :

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university OR

A Trained Teacher Certificate or a Diploma in Teaching from a recognized institution


At least one year of teaching experience in a recognised teaching institution either as a subject (content) teacher or as a language teacher.

Issuing of Applications :
Now Open
Closing Date for Applications :
25th January  2024
Programme commencing date :
31st January 2024

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Investment: Rs. 30,000.00

Account Number : 174-1002-4-6838310
Name of Account Holder: Postgraduate Institute of English
Bank: Peoples Bank
Bank Branch: Nugegoda
Branch code: 174

Address :

Deputy Registrar
Postgraduate Institute of English,
The Open University of Sri Lanka,
Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Contact :
011-2825805, 011-2825806, 074-0590886
Email : (For academic matters) (For registration matters)

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