CLIMBS Course Module Overview


Module 1: Culture, Language & Learning

  • Examine the connections between culture and language
  • Consider the culture of collaboration in local contexts
  • Describe principles of language acquisition and learning

Module 2: Academic Language

  • Examine the features of academic language
  • Explore the connections between principles and practices
  • Understand how academic language varies across subject areas and domains

Module 3: Academic Language Development

  • Consider differentiation for language
  • Investigate the language demands of texts and tasks
  • Recognize effective feedback practices

Module 4: Learning & Scaffolding Strategies

  • Discuss learning strategies
  • Develop instruction for learning strategies
  • Examine scaffolding strategies
  • Identify scaffolding strategies in practice