The Future of Bilingual Education Is CLIL.
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Prepare your institute to join the global education movement with Bridge Certification in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) Methodology.

Gain a holistic understanding of the innovative CLIL teaching method.

Meet local or national educational CLIL training standards, institution wide.

Learn concrete strategies to put complex CLIL theories into practice.

Take your school to the next level with accredited CLIL certification.

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CLIL Courses for Teachers and Administrators

Foundational CLIL Methodology

Learn the guiding principles of CLIL teaching, including key research behind this approach and practical applications.


Advanced CLIL Methodology

Gain an advanced understanding of CLIL for EFL, including subject scope, lesson planning, and course content design.


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Foundational and Advanced CLIL Methodology

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CLIL Course Highlights

100% Online
Start anytime! Work from any device at your own pace.

Personal tutor
Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Expert content contributors
Learn from leading CLIL authors, Dr. Donna Fields and Dr. Peeter Mehisto.

Interactive content
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes, activities, and discussion boards.

Certificate of completion and digital badges
Verifiable by employers.

Continuing education units
Earn up to 12 Continuing Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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Learn how Bridge’s CLIL certificates (Content and Language Integrated Learning) can prepare your organization to adopt this innovative approach institution wide.

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Why take this program?

Learn concrete strategies to put complex CLIL theory into practice within your school.

Go beyond a surface knowledge of CLIL buzzwords to gain a holistic understanding of this innovative method.

Become a part of the global movement toward CLIL implementation in bilingual education.

Meet required educational standards by efficiently developing and implementing institution-wide CLIL methodology.

Set your school apart with accredited CLIL teacher training, including best practices and adoption.

Collaborate with bilingual educators around the world to share ideas.

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Module 1 What is CLIL?
Module 2 Specific Needs, Cultural and Linguistic Considerations, and the 5 Cs
Module 3 CLIL Application and Relevance to the Education Sector
Module 4 CLIL Teaching Techniques
Module 5 Selecting Teaching Materials
Module 6 Lesson Design

5 Module Quizzes

22 Instructional

1 Assignment

12 Resource Downloads

10 Discussion Board Activities

Learning Objectives

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the origins and chronological timeline of CLIL development and the philosophy that underpins this method.

  • Articulate the reasons that an increasing number of institutions are implementing CLIL as the bilingual methodology of choice.

  • Summarize the application settings (scope) for CLIL programs.

  • Detail the fundamental principles for adapting subject content to CLIL.

  • Develop and demonstrate practical, baseline CLIL teaching skills.

  • Plan and develop practical CLIL lessons.

Module 1 CLIL Environments, Standards, and Expectations
Module 2 Subject Application
Module 3 Assessing and Addressing Learners’ Language Needs
Module 4 Selecting CLIL Teaching Curriculum and Setting Skill-based Activities
Module 5 Teaching Skill-based Activities
Module 6 Integrating and Designing Content/Materials for CLIL

5 Module Quizzes

32 Instructional Videos

1 Assignment

17 Resource Downloads

11 Discussion Board Activities

Learning Objectives

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss local CLIL standards and requirements for CLIL teaching in public and private education settings.

  • Discuss international expectations and requirements for true-to-method CLIL teaching in public and private education settings.

  • Articulate the scope of subjects and educational settings in which CLIL is applied.

  • Evaluate content language requirements and identify and address learners’ language requirements.

  • Select and apply subject content appropriate to CLIL across a broad range of subjects and learner groups.

  • Confidently and accurately create and apply original subject content appropriate to CLIL across a broad range of subjects and learner levels.

These resources are designed to make the process of finding TEFL jobs or advancing in the field as clear and easy as possible for our graduates. You’ll learn how to improve your resume, find and apply to TEFL jobs, and ace your interview so that you can get the teaching job of your dreams. If you’re already teaching, you’ll find helpful information on continuing professional development, recommended TESOL organizations you can join, and teaching resources you can use in your own classroom. You’ll also learn how to take advantage of Bridge’s job placement services and connect to our community of TEFL teachers and schools worldwide.

Module 1 Finding a Job, Downloading Your Certificate, and Updating Your Resume
Module 2 Stay Connected with Bridge!
Module 3 TEFL/TESOL Professional Development Opportunities
Take the next step in your academic journey and career.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit, continuing education programs. Bridge is accredited by ACCET (the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), and any ACCET-approved Bridge course, including our online TEFL programs, can be taken for 1 CEU per 10 hours of TEFL course instruction.

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Requirements to take this course:
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • An upper-intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B2 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language or a score of 5.5 or above on the IELTS exam)
  • Teaching experience or a general TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended)*

*It is highly recommended that content teachers without previous experience in TEFL/TESOL take one of Bridge’s Professional Certifications to gain an essential understanding of key language teaching methodologies.

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Dynamic Content

Through interactive exercises and practice activities that check comprehension, you’ll actively engage with the course content as you progress through your training while learning CLIL methodology.

Downloadable Resources

The CLIL courses include plenty of infographics and other useful resources you can download, save, and refer back to when you’re teaching.

Expert Content Contributors

Watch over 15 instructional videos produced by CLIL experts Dr. Donna Fields and Dr. Peeter Mehisto, on essential CLIL topics such as institutional cooperation, scaffolding, student-centered learning, and higher-order thinking skills.

Demo Teaching Videos

Observe and reflect on CLIL teaching applications in action via videos of instructors working with young learners, teens, and adults across a variety of content subjects.

Personal Tutor and Peer Discussion Boards

Your personal tutor provides feedback on assignments and answers questions throughout the course. You’ll also share ideas and experiences with other trainees around the world on the class discussion boards.

Learn from the experts. Meet our TEFL/TESOL tutors!

From the first day of your course, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be with you throughout your training. Your tutor will provide feedback on your written assignments and answer any questions you have along the way.

Course FAQs

You will have 3 months from the day you enroll in your Specialized Certificate to complete it. (Most students finish the course sooner – in four to six weeks.)

If you sign up Specialized Certificate along with one of our TEFL courses, we recommend you first complete your general TEFL course and then start your Specialized Certificate course. You will then have 3 months from the day you begin your Specialized Course to complete it.

If you don’t finish in time for any reason, you can purchase an extension to complete your Specialized Certificate course, either before it expires or for up to one year after expiration. Extensions cost $100 for an additional 3 months. Please note that once your course/extension has expired, you will no longer have access to the course.

To take Bridge Specialized Certificates, you must be at least 18 years old with a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. It is recommended that you are either already TEFL/TESOL certified, or enroll concurrently in a Professional TEFL/TESOL course, such as the IDELTOnline™ to take a Specialized Certificate course.

For the Specialized Certificate in CLIL Methodology, if you are not a native English speaker, we recommend an upper-intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B2 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language).

If you’re a teacher or educator without previous TEFL/TESOL experience, it is highly recommended that you have already completed or concurrently enroll in a Professional TEFL/TESOL course, such as the IDELTOnline™.

It is also is recommend that trainees complete the full two-course CLIL Methodology sequence by first completing the 60-hour Foundational CLIL Methodology course followed by the 60-Hour Advanced CLIL Methodology course. For trainees who bundle these courses, this will be the sequence of completion.

Yes, you may sign up for as many as you like. We recommend you complete one certificate course before beginning the 3-month timeline on the next one.

No. All the materials you will need to complete your course are available 100% online. You can complete these courses from anywhere in the world with Internet connection.

Yes. In this self-study course, you will have a tutor available to answer any questions you have and also to provide feedback and a grade on your written assignments.

You must earn a minimum of 70% on your course assignments/final exam, in order to pass and receive your Specialized Certification.

Upon successful completion of your Specialized Certificate course, you can download and print your certificate from our online certificate verification portal for free. You may also order a hard copy certificate mailed to you anywhere in the world for an additional fee. Click here to view fees for hard copy certificate orders.

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What Is CLIL?

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teaching is one of the most sought-after methodologies in bilingual education. What is this innovative approach all about and how can your organization get started?

What does CLIL teaching encompass? Is it a catch-all topic?

CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning. This means studying another subject (for example, science, history, or literature) and learning a language, such as English, at the same time — integrating the two subjects. The definition is broad because the integration can happen in many different ways.

What is the origin of CLIL methodology and where is it gaining popularity?

Although the term “CLIL” is modern, the technique is as old as learning itself. The approach became more formalized in the 1960s, in language immersion programs in Canada and with languages across the curriculum programs in the UK and the US.

David Marsh and Do Coyle came up with the term CLIL in the mid-1990s, at a time when governments, schools, and individuals were all starting to realize the importance of knowing more than one language. The movement was especially strong in Europe, and it’s growing around the world, in regions like Latin America, in response to globalization.

How does CLIL teaching fit within the overall trend of bilingual education? What’s the difference between CLIL and other methodologies?

Bilingual education — education involving two languages — is a broad field that can encompass different programs and approaches. Some other approaches, such as English for Specific Purposes and English as a Medium of Instruction, share some features with CLIL, but they have differences as well. What sets CLIL apart is its emphasis on content.

What are the typical results the CLIL methodology provides to learners?

Broadly speaking, CLIL programs aim to increase students’ subject-area knowledge while at the same time improving their knowledge of and skills in the target language. In addition, students should improve their own ability to learn and to appreciate a new culture.

Is content and language integrated learning teacher training (CLIL) right for my school or institution?

CLIL methodology is applicable in all types of organizations, including primary and secondary schools, vocational schools, colleges, and universities. If any of the following describe you or your organization, contact us to learn more about CLIL certification.

  • • You’re looking for a solution to meet local or national mandates for CLIL implementation at your school.
  • • You want to adopt this cutting-edge teaching approach institute-wide to maximize learning outcomes for your students.
  • • You’d like to go beyond theory and provide practical CLIL applications for both teachers and administrators.

How can my institution effectively implement CLIL teaching?

The key to the success of CLIL adoption is implementation by all stakeholders. Bridge certification supports the holistic adoption of CLIL with a two-course training series that prepares language teachers, content teachers, and administrators with the solid background in CLIL theory and applications needed to effectively support institution-wide CLIL adoption.

I'm a certified English teacher, should I earn a CLIL certificate?

Yes, if you’d like to create more opportunities for career advancement and earn a higher salary, CLIL certification is an excellent choice. This unique training, not widely available elsewhere, will open up positions in K-12 schools and other educational settings where teachers can support the institute’s greater CLIL initiative.

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