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Designing World Language Lessons 

Using CLIL Principles and SFL-Informed Pedagogy 


Interactive live webinars 

September 2021: 15, 17, 20, 22, 24

6pm - 8pm Thailand Time

Your Time 

(register by September 12, 2021)  

Baht 16500 per participant (≈USD 532)


Led by:

Dr. Virginia Rojas

Who Should Attend

World Language Teachers wanting to build CLIL and SFL 'possibilities' into current lesson design.       

Workshop Overview

The reality of many world-language classroom in international schools is that there is a range of students with differing 'levels' of language knowledge and usage.


This workshop sets the stage for re-designing current lessons for multi-level language learners using the principles of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and SFL-informed pedagogy (Systemic Functional Linguistics).


The first four sessions review these two approaches using World Language classroom examples while the last session asks participants to follow transforming a current lesson using the 'mentor' lesson and a step-by-step checklist.

Workshop Agenda


Introduces the 10 principles of CLIL - content and language integrated learning - with its dual-focus aims, namely the learning of another language through content.


Deep dives into systemic functional linguistics (SFL) and its pedagogical model of the Teaching & Learning Cycle (TLC) to design lesson.


Describes language-complexity differences between major proficiency levels (i.e., word, sentence, and discourse).


Visit ways to scaffold, differentiate and personalize instruction for varying proficiency levels.


Overviews the transformation of a current lesson using a 'mentor' lesson and the CLIL/SFL Planning Checklist for Participants.


A choice of one reading or viewing on CLIL or SFL (provided by Dr. Rojas)



CLIL/SFL Lesson Planning Checklist (provided by Dr. Rojas)

Workshop Facilitator


Dr. Rojas is the author and trainer of the three  EAL certification courses and lives in Ajijic, Mexico.


Before her semi-retirement, Dr. Rojas conducted professional training in over 350 international schools around the globe on language education policies, programs, and the design of effective learning experiences for multilingual learners.


She was inducted into the AAIE (Association for Advancement of International Education) in February 2016.

Workshop Coordinator

Navin Pawa

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