Horizon College: Bilingual Education and CLIL
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Horizon College: Bilingual Education and CLIL

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Today's programme
- Introduction 

- the Dutch school system

- Horizon College

- How we implement CLIL at our school

- Questions?

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Wendy Kerdijk

English teacher and CLIL coach at Horizon College in Purmerend and Heerhugowaard in the Netherlands

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The Dutch school system in a nutshell

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Horizon College
- Vocational Education, founded in the 90's following the merging of smaller regional schools

- 4 locations in the North of Holland

- 13.000 students (aged 16-22), 130 courses (from nurses to mechanics), 1200 employees (teaching and non-teaching)

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Horizon College Hospitality department
Vocational Education

Level 2
Level 3
independent cook
independent waiter
Level 4
International Manager Hospitality Food and Beverages

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Horizon College, hospitality department
 2 locations with their own restaurants and foodtrucks run by students

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How we implement CLIL at our school
1. Our CLIL aims

2. Courses for the teachers

3. practical lessons in English

4. CLIL coach

5.  job shadowing/visit abroad

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1.1 Our CLIL aims
- create as many lessons as we can in English ( currently 40 %) 

- each lesson has at least 1 language goal and 1 content goal

- professional and open  learning environment in which we work together  (content and language teachers) and help each other and we are aware of what our colleagues are teaching

- active learning environment for the students

- Our ultimate aim is to get Nuffic certified (in a couple of years)

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1.2 Our CLIL aims
CLIL lesson structure

main dish
- content and language goals
- scaffolding techniques
- activate prior knowledge
phase 1: multimodal input
phase 2: ask questions that activate the cognitive skills of the students
phase 3: student output: written and/or spoken
moment of reflection
-  exit ticket
- mini whiteboards

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1.3 Our CLIL aims
BICS:     Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills

CALP:     Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

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1.4 Our CLIL aims
Why we believe CLIL methodology is a good thing

* it improves student motivation
* the communication skills of students develop more effectively 
* meaningful interaction
* speaking and writing skills improve tremendously 
* CLIL developes cultural awareness
* CLIL learners are prepared for studying in another language

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1.5 Our CLIL aims
Active learning

* safety
* movement
* social interaction
* emotions
* groupwork
* differentation in the presentation of the new information

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2. Courses for the teachers
Clil course

2-day course with the basics of CLIL

(and yearly study day on which we go over all the CLIL basics again)
Cambridge course

All teachers are able to take a Cambridge course on B2/C1 level

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3. Practical lessons in English
cooking and serving taught in English. 

we continued with Dutch method books but faced several difficulties:
  * preparation time for teachers
  * confusing for students as well as teachers

instruction in English and after the plenary start the students start working in the kitchen and restaurant. Improvements by:
    * assigning language invigilators
    * native speaker, Laura

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Student Lente giving instruction to the other students

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4.1 CLIL coach
one-on-one coaching for colleagues 
  * colleagues come to me with a CLIL dilemma
  * coach conversations 
lesson visits
  * giving tips on how to make the lessons more CLIL (CLIL lesson visit form)
weekly CLIL tips in Teams
  * CEFR
  * general tips for CLIL lessons
weekly CLIL meeting in Teams
  * how did the lessons go? --> evaluation
  * who needs help preparing their lessons?
  * are there any lesson visits/ coach conversations that need to be planned?

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4.2 CLIL coach
Other tasks:

    *keeping the CLIL vibe alive

    *prepare lessons together with the teachers (when asked!)

    *give feedback on the use of English of the teachers (when asked!)

    *check together with the teachers if the material is suitable (CEFR)

    *promote teamwork and collaboration between content and language teachers

    *get feedback from students on CLIL lessons

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5. job shadowing/ visit abroad 
every year we try to go abroad with our team and fully immerse into CLIL methodology

    * 2 evenings of job shadowing
    * 2 mornings of working on CLIL
    * visiting a hospitality school and see how they work
    * spend time together as a team

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Are there any questions?

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