venerdì 28 ottobre 2016

A sad day.

Today is an unhappy day, the last day of the course.
The partecipants showed the CLIL project made during the course.
Then we made a feedback to the Alpha College about the course, the teachers, the social activities and the host accomodations.
A few time to say goodbay to everybody and all it was finished.
In the afternoon I went with Alessandro and Carmelo to Howth, a small city not far from Dublin.
At dinner we took the last pint of Guinness with a wonderful dish of fish.

The time to come back is really near: I'm really sad!

giovedì 27 ottobre 2016

A day before the end.

The first part of today's lesson was focused on project based learning.
In this case the project task has to respect some important keys: real world connection, core to learning, collaboration, student driven, multifaceted assessment.
The second part was focused on to develop the writing skill using CLIL.

In the afternoon I took part in the Irish Experience where Katie taught us how to dance in traditional Irish: I think that a seal can dance better than me!!!

mercoledì 26 ottobre 2016

Rachel is back

The teacher of today was Rachel.
She started her lesson speaking about the use of movies in CLIL.
Movies are important because the union of sounds and images is the best way to convey the information.       
The second part was about learner autonomy connected to CLIL.
Rachel's lessons are full of energy, she is extremely captivating.

martedì 25 ottobre 2016


Today the first activity was the analysis of a given CLIL lesson.
The topic was comparing map of the Roman Empire to a modern times and the focus is on towns founded by the Roman and their distribution in the Empire.

The second activity was designing a CLIL lesson using ICT.
Working with Alessandro and Carmelo (IT team) we have chosen "Why we use arrays instead of simple variables?" as topic of our CLIL lesson.
Our idea is to make a video so we have started with the job and one of the next days will finish it!

lunedì 24 ottobre 2016

Another two examples.

The focus of the day was to give another two examples of CLIL lessons.                                    
The first lesson was on history  and uses several techniques based primarily on listening texts.

The second lesson was on natural science. Its structure was better than the first one but the target was kids.

venerdì 21 ottobre 2016

A new teacher.

Today we met Liliane to speak about using art in a CLIL context to develop the speaking skill.

Another topic was the use of reading texts in CLIL-integrating language skills.

The lessons was interesting but it's not easy to apply this kind of information on IT. The lessons give me new ideas but I have to adapt these ideas to my subject.

giovedì 20 ottobre 2016

An example of lesson.

In the first part of the morning Rachel done a CLIL lesson about the Celts.
She used several techniques of CLIL: match pictures with text, fill the gaps, complete charts with information and so on...
In the second part of the morning Katie gave us a list of links categorized by subject. Our aim was to test the validity of these links using internet.

In the afternoon we went to the National Gallery with the precious guide of Mick.