Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for Higher Education - Online

Our CLIL program is designed for educators who have a language background other than English and who teach, or want to teach, course content using English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI).

Why CLIL Online at ICTE?

For more than a decade, The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE) has delivered CLIL training to education professionals across the globe.

This program supports participants to:

  • Enhance their ability to teach academic course content in English
  • Develop teaching materials that engage learners and support their learning of content and language.
  • Use practical skills and techniques to effectively manage the learning process

The program supports universities to:

  • Attract international students to campus through the increased delivery of courses taught in English
  • Enhance the English language level of local students and prepare them for their own study abroad experience
  • Develop their internationalisation strategy and vision.

Program content

Participants will:

  • Explore the theory and practice underpinning the CLIL approach to manage cognitive and linguistic demands in the content classroom 
  • Identify and incorporate functional English for scaffolding the content of lectures and written texts
  • Develop strategies to increase learner engagement during lectures via collaborative tasks and learner-centred activities  
  • Produce some teaching materials applying the CLIL approach to use in their teaching context 
  • Develop a community of practice around approaches to teaching in Higher Education

A supplementary aim is for participants to experience and evaluate online tools for teaching and learning in Higher Education. 

Program options

CLIL Online


2 weeks / 40 hours
With synchronous and asynchronous learning tasks

Core content

Theory, applied methodology and practical tasks for teaching academic content in English


University academics (with CEFR  B2* English proficiency)  who use English as the medium of instruction with students for whom English is not their mother tongue

Mode of delivery 

The delivery of the online CLIL program is via Zoom.  Using this application, participants engage in the equivalent of 20 hours per week of online learning facilitated by an ICTE teacher trainer with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning tasks

The CLIL program includes the following components:

  • interactive lectures & workshops
  • asynchronous learning tasks
  • ‘Language for Teaching’ lessons (EMI)
  • virtual peer teaching, reflection and feedback sessions

Technical requirements

  • To participate in the online classroom training program, participants must have:
  • a quiet, dedicated study space with access to an internet-connected device (laptop/personal computer preferred
  • a webcam, headphones and a microphone
  • an activated UQ email account to access our network and online tools (information will be sent to participants prior to course commencement)
  • Zoom application downloaded on their personal computer and mobile phone 
  • a reasonably fast and stable internet connection

Participants are given access to the ICTE Getting Started with Online Learning Module to complete prior to course commencement. 

Entry requirements

It is recommended participants have a minimum level of English language proficiency of CEFR* B2 or equivalent *ICTE programs align with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

"CLIL was the best personal development program that I attended since I became a professor"

Danielle Pedrolli, Assistant Professor at São Paulo State University (UNESP)


August 2020 - Brisbane, Australia (online)

Monday 17 August – Friday 28 August 2020


2-week online program:


How to apply

Apply by completing the CLIL application form.

Apply online