This 2-week programme is aimed at a cohort of 20 teachers to be delivered face-to-face in Edinburgh in July 2023.
The focus of Week 1 will be on cross-curricular teaching and practical STEM tasks to use in the classroom, alongside a comparison of primary education in Spain and Scotland. Practical tasks will highlight activities for use in the classroom with minimal resources and will be directly linked to the Natural Science Curriculum.
Week 2 will have a greater focus on CLIL methodology and will utilise the tasks, activities and materials provided in Week 1 to demonstrate how to support and develop learners’ English skills. Participants will consider language planning and scaffolding tasks to assist learners with their grammar, vocabulary and skills development.

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Modalidad formativa
Dirección Área Territorial
Todas las DAT
Líneas prioritarias
  • Desarrollo de actividades STEM
    • Atención a la diversidad
Centro organizador
Subdirección General de Bilingüismo
Departamento/Asesoría organizador
Asesoría de la S. G. de Bilingüismo
Duración del curso
Horas totales
Horas presenciales
Horas en línea
Horario sesiones / Hitos

El curso está organizado en varios bloques horarios, a partir de las 9:00 y pudiendo llegar hasta las 16:15 horas.

El sábado 8 de julio se realizará una excursión que durará todo el día.


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Lugar de desarrollo del curso

Edinburgh College, Sighthill Campus, Edimburgo, Reino Unido

Asesor responsable

1. Sarah Donno (Head of School for College-based ESOL and Teacher Training at Edinburgh College) will act as Course Director for the proposed programme. Sarah is Edinburgh College’s Head of School for College-Based English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). With over 30 years’ experience in ELT, she is a subject specialist in English Language and Teacher Training with expertise in Curriculum Planning, Management and Development across, and beyond, her subject area. For the last 10 years Sarah has managed Edinburgh College’s ESOL department which delivers ESOL courses to 1,500 students per year in mixed-nationality classes, with students representing 70+ different nationalities. Sarah has extensive international experience and for a number of years has been the academic lead on the College’s extensive portfolio of international projects involving English Language and Teacher training.
Sarah is a reflective practitioner, with broad experience in EAP and General English and has worked in a variety of contexts in Europe, Asia, Africa and central America.

2. Gina Poletti-Santos (Curriculum Team Manager College-based ESOL) is a passionate teacher, trainer, materials designer and examiner with over 20 years’ experience in ELT. Comprehensive experience tutoring and assessing CELTA. Extensive experience and expertise in delivering Trinity College London GESE, ISE and SELT examinations across the globe, as well as providing professional and academic support to potential and existing exam centres and representing Trinity College London at National and International conferences. An experienced teacher and teacher trainer with wide-ranging experience in EAP, ESP, general English and exams. Has worked in a variety of contexts in Europe, Asia and Central America.

3. Felicity Harwood (ESOL Lecturer and Teacher Trainer) is a positive and adaptable teacher and teacher trainer with a wealth of experience in the ELT sector both in the UK and overseas. She has wide-ranging experience designing and delivering ESP courses as well as pre-service (CELTA) and in-service teacher training in a variety of contexts in the UK and overseas.
Examining for Trinity College since 2008 equipped her with astute assessment skills which were carried over into the Maritime sector between 2017-19. As a reflective practitioner Felicity’s key research interests include Global Englishes and Learner Training.

4. Caroline Mutch (ESOL Lecturer and Teacher Trainer) is an enthusiastic and reflective practitioner with over 25 years of ELT in a wide range of educational contexts. Extensive experience of teacher training and materials development both in the UK and abroad via British Council ELT Projects development and delivery. CELTA and DELTA tutor. A dynamic and encouraging teacher-trainer who has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, and is a strong advocate of intercultural education exchange and the benefits this brings to all learning processes. Has delivered a range of programmes including pre-service, in-service and master trainer teacher training, as well as mentor and master mentor training. ELT experience includes general English (adults and YLs) ESP, exam preparation classes (IELTS and Cambridge exam suite) and examiner experience of same. Has presented at international ESL conferences. Her key research interests are Teacher CPD, the application of Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis in classroom practice, Developing Speaking skills in diverse teaching contexts, English as a Global Language.



1. to develop awareness and teaching skills for social science and natural science in a bilingual (CLIL) context.
2. to improve personal and professional competence in using English language inside and outside the classroom.
3. to complete agreed assignments based on CLIL methodology focussing on STEM.


1. Selection/design of appropriate material (or activity) to use in the class, outlining how teachers would use them as part of the CLIL/STEM programme.
2. Design of an appropriate activity to use in the class based on technology.
3. Writing a plan for a series of lessons on a theme, focussing on social science and natural science.
4. Research of one area of primary education in Scotland/UK and preparation of a presentation on this, comparing it to the system in Spain.



25 hours per week in a closed group class in the following: CLIL methodology and STEM methodology in primary education; challenges in social science and natural science; Scottish/UK Primary School Education; materials and ideas for the classroom (linked to study visits).
Timetabled self-study sessions for preparation of assignments / project work.


It is proposed that Edinburgh College provide the following monitoring and evaluation services to inform course design and track participants’ progress and development through the course:
1. Bespoke pre-course questionnaire to understand participants’ existing knowledge and understanding to inform course design.
2. Monitoring of participants’ participation and engagement with course materials.
3. Opportunities for participants to give formal and informal feedback during the course, and an end-of-course evaluation form to gather feedback on participants’ experience of the programme.
4. Individual end-of-course reports, including comments on strengths and areas for further development.


Este curso está dirigido a docentes que estén en posesión de la habilitación lingüística en lengua inglesa para desempeñar puestos bilingües en la Comunidad de Madrid. 

Tendrán prioridad aquellos docentes que impartan el área Ciencias de la Naturaleza en inglés, debiendo aportar el correspondiente certificado de puesto de trabajo a esta aula virtual, en la tarea correspondiente. Los solicitantes deberán automatricularse y subir el certificado de puesto de trabajo en formato PDF. Es importante tener en cuenta que la presentación de la documentación no supone estar inscrito en la actividad de formación.

Los vuelos de ida y vuelta tendrán lugar los días 2 y 15 de julio, respectivamente.

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