Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
Regional Language CentreCentre of Choice

Specialist Certificate in Content and Language Integrated Learning
2 - 19 Oct 2018

Course Overview


  • This course is aimed at secondary and higher education teachers/lecturers who are expected to deliver content lessons in English, currently or in the future.
  • Course participants will learn the concept of CLIL and focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. Teaching techniques which are transferable to a variety of subjects across the curriculum will be introduced and demonstrated.
  • The course will also show course participants how published and authentic materials can be adapted for CLIL lessons. In addition, there will be practical sessions on delivering CLIL microteaching in order for participants to put their newly acquired theoretical and methodological ideas and techniques to practical use.


3 weeks (54 hours)


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Show a critical awareness of the theoretical domains of language education and learning which contribute to an understanding of CLIL;
  • Evaluate the skills required by teachers involved in CLIL;
  • Explore in practical ways the materials and methodology appropriate to CLIL;
  • Identify and explore key issues in course and task design integrating content and language; and
  • Identify the modes of delivery and types of classroom interaction most appropriate to CLIL.


Lectures, task-based workshops, micro-teaching, professional discussions of prescribed readings, evaluative analysis and consultations with teaching staff.  This course is conducted at RELC. 


Course Components

a)    The Study of Content and Language Integrated Learning (27 hours)

This component aims to enhance course participants’ awareness of the principles and best practices in CLIL as well as to familiarise them with appropriate strategies to help second language learners of English acquire the language. It will include the development of lesson plans for teaching content in English and for helping students to improve their English through content.  Participants will be required to demonstrate that they have understood:

  • the principles underlying effective teaching practice;
  • the theoretical domains of language education and learning which contribute to an understanding of CLIL;
  • ways of creating a language-rich class environment to support content learning and extend critical thinking skills; and
  • ways of enhancing learners’ content-based knowledge through various questioning techniques.


b)   Content Area Text-Types (Written and Spoken) & Materials Design (27 hours)

This component aims to enhance course participants’ language awareness of content area text-types for academic purposes, both in written and spoken form. It will include analysis of different types of academic texts e.g., information, descriptive, argumentative, and comparison/contrast.  It will also include strategies to help participants to develop, select and adapt materials by paying attention to these text-types in order to improve their students’ language skills. The component will also include lesson planning, microteaching, evaluative feedback and reflection.   

Course Requirements

To complete the course successfully, a candidate must:

a)    Satisfy class attendance requirements;

b)    Attain a satisfactory standard in required course work; and

c)    Complete all assignments.

Course Award

The course will lead to the award of a Specialist Certificate on Content and Language Integrated Learning.

Entry Requirements

The course accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry into the programme.  The requirements for admission to the course are:

a)    A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) in Linguistics, English Language, TESOL, or Education or a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) in Content Subject(s) ;


b)    At least 2 years of teaching experience; and  

c)    Candidates must meet the minimum language scores for any of the following:

  • IELTS:  6.5;
  • TOEFL:  550 paper-based; 213 computer-based; 79 internet based;
  • GCE O Level English:  A1/A2/B3;
  • GCE A Level General Paper:  A1—C6; or
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE):  A—C.

Without meeting any of the above, applicants are to sit for an English selection test.

Course Fees

a) Fee components   


Amount (in Singapore dollars)

Registration fee

$64.20 (inclusive of GST)

Tuition fee

$1,300.00 (inclusive of GST)

Students from outside Singapore are advised to subscribe to the Group Health Insurance Scheme at S$53.50 per month (inclusive of GST), as medical costs in the event of illness can be very high. 


  • All fees are subject to change without notice; 
  • RELC does not accept any responsibility for accidents on journeys to and from Singapore or in Singapore, or for the loss of baggage and other personal belongings in transit or in Singapore;
  • RELC will also not be responsible for taking out air, travel and personal accident insurance for students; and
  • Students are expected to incur additional costs for miscellaneous learning materials.

b)    Payment of fees

  • The Registration Fee must be submitted together with the Application Form and supporting documents;
  • Fees are payable before the commencement of the course;
  • Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre; and
  • An administration fee of S$50.00 (inclusive of GST) will be imposed for cheques which are dishonoured.

c)    Refund policy

  • The registration fee is strictly non-refundable; 
  • Cancellation of enrolment must be made in writing; 
  • An Administration Fee of S$160.50 (inclusive of GST) will be payable if the notice of cancellation / withdrawal is made less than 5 calendar days from the date on which the payment is received;
  • Full course fees paid is non-refundable if the notice cancellation / withdrawal is made after 5 calendar days from the date on which the payment was received; and
  • Withdrawals after the course has commenced will not be eligible for refund.


1. Application can be done online or through paper-based. We encourage applications to be done via our online application system.

2. Please submit the following documents for your application:

Application Form A238 (completed and endorsed)

Medical Examination Form A228 (For overseas applicant only)

A copy of  your certificates of degrees/diplomas, certified by your institution

A copy of  your transcripts, certified by your institution.  Where a transcript is in a language other than English, it should be accompanied by a certified translation into English.  (In the absence of a transcript, a certified statement on the degrees/academic qualifications achieved with a listing of subjects studied and subject examination results is required.)

Reference letters (The two reference letters can be from an academic staff who has supervised you or a current/previous employer.)

A copy of current/valid IELTS or official TOEFL results certified by your institution (for applicants from non-English medium education systems)

 3. For online application: To use the Online Application System you will need the following:

  •  an email address which you can access regularly, because as soon as you submit your online application, this email address will be the point of correspondence
  • soft copies of the reuired documents as they would need to be uploaded into the system. Please refer to above checklist for reference

Click here to apply online

4. For paper-based application: If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the hard copies of the required documents to the address below. Two copies of the required documents must be submitted to RELC via:

(1)   Email

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(2)   Registered mail


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SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC)
30 Orange Grove Road 
Singapore 258352
Republic of Singapore

Closing Date

The closing date for application is 15 September 2017.