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 3 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
  • suporting 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-UQ'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 2017

Monday 6 - Friday 17 February 2017

August 2017

14 August - Friday 25 August  2017 (note: Wednesday 16 August is a public holiday)

August 2018

Monday 13 - Friday 24 August (note: 15 August is a public holiday)

January - February 2018

22 January - Friday 2 February 2018 (note: 26 January is a public holiday)

Fees ($AUD)

Program price: $1,060

Optional extras

  • Airport reception: $110
  • Homestay: $250 per week (plus a once off $250 placement fee)

Book airport reception and/or Homestay

How to apply

Apply by completing the CLIL HigherEd 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-UQ CLIL Program Participant, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil