Profiling course with practical exercises: Multi (-) lingual education

Course Code :2300ASEMTO
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:36
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Lecturer(s)Tom Smits
Jan T'Sas
Mathea Simons

3. Course contents *

At master's level, every student is given the opportunity to replace the second educational subject by a profileringsvak, in this case Meer (-) talig onderwijs, either out of necessity (e.g. insufficient domain-specific background to take a second educational subject) or out of interest. In accordance with the wishes of the professional field, all students are given a basis on these themes, in didactics or general educational courses, but the profileringsvak treats the respective topic in a more in-depth manner.

The launch of this profileringsvak stems from a current educational need and from priority policy themes of the government, and was confirmed by the results of a survey of students and alumni in the academic year 2017-2018. This survey showed a great deal of interest in both the possibility of applying for any profileringsvak and the specific interpretation of this course.

Specific learning content

Meer (-) talig onderwijs comprises two substantive modules with their own learning content, with the second focus building on the first. The first focus is (more) on language-oriented subject pedagogy and language policy, the second on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). After an  introductory session that provides students with insight into the possibilities for linguistic development and support in education, they successively follow the modules "anguage-oriented subject pedagogy and language policy" and "CLIL".


This course includes a profileringsstage designed as a combination of the two elements of the course, i.e. language-oriented subject pedagogy and language policy, and CLIL. More specifically:

  • You make assignments (partly at the internship school) for laanguage-oriented subject pedagogy and language policy;
  • you observe and assist in/teach CLIL lessons at the internship school.

NB: students taking this profileringsvak complete their profileringsstage as shown above and are not allowed to register for a project or suggest a profileringsstage proposal themselves as students not taking a profileringsvak are requested to do.