CLIL in Every Unit
QSE and Smart English features a cross-curricular CLIL (Content & Language Integrated Learning) topic as part of every unit. Many of these reflect the modern syllabus with subjects like Business Studies, Health & Fitness, Law, Design Technology and ICT.
The traditional curriculum subjects, such as Maths, Science and Geography, are also factors.
The QSE approach to CLIL also embraces a range of topics that interest and are useful to students even if they are not being formally studied. These include ideas such as Psychology, Human Rights, Globalisation, Meteorology, Social Studies and Public Relations.
The objective of the cross-curricular sections is not primarily to add to the students' own knowledge. Instead it is to equip students to extend their understanding of the world through the use of a foreign language.
QSE in TKT Course
From the Cambridge ESOL TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) online course: "...to develop teachers' knowledge of a CLIL approach and their ability to integrate content and language effectively when teaching. With this course teachers will understand how to teach, support and assess learners studying through a CLIL approach."
This course features an extract from QSE Intermediate B1-B2 as an example of good practice, using the 4Cs Analysis Method.
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