CLIL for 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.


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.


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

  • 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.

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.


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

February 2020 - Brisbane, Australia

Monday 3 February - Friday 14 February 2020

August 2020 - Brisbane, Australia

Monday 10 August - Friday 21 August 2020 (note: 12 August is a public holiday)

Fees for 2020 in $AUD

Program price: $1,180

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

How to apply

Apply by completing the CLIL Higher Ed application form and returning it to us with payment.

This program opened my mind in so many different ways and gave me a total new perspective of teaching and the way I should perform in class.

ICTE CLIL Program Participant, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil