3rd July 2024

2025 Course #12 Introduction to AI/data driven apps and methodologies to support the Language & CLIL classroom.

Course Nr.: 12 Introduction to AI/data driven apps and methodologies to support the Language and CLIL classroom.

Dates / Venue:

April 27 – May 2
July  13 – 18
October 19-24

Sept. 28 – 3 October

August 17 – 22

November 2-7

Target Groups:

  • Teachers involved in modern language education and/or co-teaching in CLIL programmes in secondary and adult/vocational education who are interested in exploring the potential of data-driven learning.
  • CLIL teachers and/or ICT coordinators who would like or are expected to take a role in local, professional development programmes with a focus on second language development issues in subject teaching.


  • Familiarise participants with the potential of AI and the use of specifically designed corpora and related applications & methodologies to facilitate language and CLIL teaching and learning, also with a view to compensating for limitations of AI.
  • Develop the corpus literacy of course participants to enable them to produce (supplementary) in-house subject- and topic specific content, teaching/learning materials and related class activities to support the development of relevant (language) learning skills such as:
    • noticing and memorizing formulaic language, subject terminology and/or academic & genre features.
    • writing in the language / CLIL classroom
    • provision of effective feedback on students’ writing
    • learner autonomy

The professional development approach is based on structured experiential tasks, peer learning and critical reflection. The course combines plenary, tutor-led introductions of methodological topics & presentations to demonstrate and discuss exemplary corpus-informed applications, materials & classroom procedures with follow-up activities when participants do practical work individually, in pairs and small groups familiarizing themselves with the tools,  concepts and principles presented while analyzing and/or creating CLIL materials and activities.

At the end of the week delegates will share and discuss an AI-supported and/or corpus-informed lesson created during the hands-on sessions requiring the application of theoretical concepts and design criteria related to effective Language / CLIL teaching

The multimedia materials resources introduced include several (types of) of corpora, corpus-based materials and tools, all free, easily available and stable in terms of access, annotated screenshots, video exemplars of Language/CLIL classroom practice and flipchart templates for creating activities.

To provide flexible access to course related tasks and resources a learning management system (LMS) will be used. After the course concludes, participants will be able to access the LMS to promote follow-up communication and collaborative learning.

You are advised to bring your subject book(s) and/or related ICT materials (if available) to the course to be used when creating customised materials and activities.

Day-to-Day Course Topics

Day 1
• Meet & Greet / Introductions
• Questionnaire review / finetuning expectations
• Cultural Event

Day 2

  • Overview of the course and its structure in the course LMS
  • What is corpus linguistics?
  • Overview of and selectively experiencing the potential of corpus-informed approaches and applications for language development and CLIL approaches
  • Presentation of the main course task:
    – Lesson plan development including learner activities using corpus-informed applications and -(self designed / customised) teaching and learning materials.

Day 3

  • Focus on supporting reading skills and lexicogrammar competence development
  • Exploring learner tasks and activities based on the use of related open educational resources (apps, websites, classroom materials)

Day 4

  • What is involved in creating level-appropiate corpus-based materials for classroom use?
  • Exploring related digital tools and exemplar materials.
  • Developing (contents / activities for) the sample lesson

Day 5

  • Focus on learner training and the promotion of autonomy
  • Review of design principles for corpus-informed lessons
  • Developing materials & micro teaching unit
  • Pair/group work: trialling and discussing lesson draft materials/unit elements, gaining initial peer feedback.

Day 6

• Suggestions for strategies and resources for continuing professional development
•  Finalizing materials for the sample lesson designs.
• Micro teaching, demonstrating & reviewing materials created by participants
• Course wrap-up, evaluation and certification

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