CLIL for Higher Education

CLIL Higher Education

                  CLIL Higher Education is an intensive two-week program designed for educators at tertiary levels who teach or want to teach, curriculum using English as the medium of instruction. Enrolment is open to individuals and small groups.

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CLIL Higher Education focuses on three main areas of teaching and learning: Content, Language and Cognitive Skills. This course includes a range of practical ideas for teaching:

  • motivating learners
  • adapting texts
  • selecting and designing interactive tasks
  • sequencing content in lectures and lessons
  • supporting students' language development and output
  • developing students cognitive and critical thinking skills.

You will participate in practical workshops that will enable you to apply strategies presented during the program to your own teaching contexts, using materials from your own curriculum. You will need to bring some of your current teaching material with you for the workshops.


CLIL Higher Education will provide you with opportunities to enhance your ability to teach academic course content in English. It will support you to:

  • develop an increased awareness of the language demands of your academic subject materials
  • develop teaching materials that engage learners and support their content and language learning
  • use practical skills and techniques to effectively manage the learning process
  • build an awareness of the principles of best practice in CLIL.

Entry requirements

Participants are recommended to have a Common European Framework of Reference English language proficiency of B2 or above.  Language teachers should consider enrolling in ICTE's Joint English & Methodology for TESOL Purposes (JEMTP) program.

Apply by completing the online CLIL Higher Ed application form

Apply now

You can access a paper based application form here


This course is run twice per year, around the beginning and middle of each year.

August 2020 - Brisbane, Australia (online)

Monday 17 August - Friday 28 August 2020

January / February 2021 - Brisbane, Australia


Fees for 2020 

Program price: $1,180AUD

Optional extras

Homestay accommodation is available for a weekly rate of AUD$270 plus a once-off placement fee of AUD$270.

Airport reception on arrival is available for AUD$110 (Brisbane domestic or international airport).

Book airport reception and/or Homestay

"This program opened my mind in so many different ways and gave me a totally new perspective of teaching."

ICTE CLIL Program Participant, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil


Hear from our participants

The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE) is pleased to be working collaboratively with São Paulo State University (UNESP) in the delivery of a Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) plus EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) program in 2019. 

Participants from UNESP traveled to Brisbane to continue their Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) program at ICTE.

How to apply

Apply by completing the online CLIL Higher Ed application form

Apply now

You can access a paper based application form here

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The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

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