Read about CLIL teachers' experiences around the world! Some of the letters provide an overview of the situation for CLIL teachers in individual countries, and some give a more detailed look at teaching.
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Inside Your perspectives
Keith Kelly talks to CLIL head of department Andreas Baernthaler about his substantial teaching experience and his thoughts on classroom resources and the future of CLIL in Austria.
Loes Coleman was one of the first people involved in setting up a system of training for subject teachers working through the medium of English as a foreign language in the Netherlands. Here, Loes talks to Keith Kelly about her background and work in CLIL.
"... it is revolutionary and enhances my lessons in a way learners can profit tremendously from content and language learning."
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A brief look at key skills for training CLIL subject and language teachers in the context of Zurich‘s University of Teacher Education
Stefka Kitanova reports on the excellent English Trust for European Education conference, hosted by the European School in Culham, June 12th 2009.
Laura Renart, a teacher and teacher trainer, shares her insights into bilingual education in Argentina.
Zdenek Vasicek, a music teacher in Tisnov, shares his experiences of teaching CLIL in the Czech Republic.
Conference report: Innovations in Teaching Children and Teenagers, IATEFL SIG Milan, 20-23 March 2009
Amanda Holmbrook provides a summary of the opening plenary session of the IATEFL Special Interest Group on CLIL in Milan, given by Richard Johnstone.
Hanna Laakio and Eija Inberg, two primary school teachers from Puolala School, tell us about the joys and challenges of teaching a CLIL programme in Turku, Finland.
CLIL teacher Lourdes Font Pont talks about the strengths of her CLIL project in Catalonia and gives advice to teachers who want to take the CLIL challenge!
Francesca Vidal Santallusia of the Department of Education, Generalitat de Catalunya takes us through how CLIL is implemented in Catalonia, teacher training provision and further information available on the CIREL website.
Chemistry teacher Lida Schoen recounts the teaching experiences that have influenced her interest in CLIL and provides an overview of bilingual education in the Netherlands.
This article looks at the implementation of CLIL in Thailand; the hopes and challenges, successes and failures of the project. Concluding, how like any other curriculum innovation, CLIL in any context takes time and repeated experimentation to enable success.
Alina Wierzba reports for onestopclil on the range of issues covered during this workshop for Polish geographers and English language specialists.
EFL teacher Rima Morkuniene shares with us her opinions on the benefits of CLIL, her experiences coordinating the International Baccalaureate programme in Siauliai and what the parents of CLIL students make of it all.
CLIL teacher trainer Egbert Weisheit talks to onestopclil about the challenges and benefits of teaching science in English, the state of CLIL in Germany and the lack of co-operation between science teachers and language teachers.
Has CLIL been a success in the country with four national languages? Have English immersion students reached the same level of achievement as their counterparts studying in their native language? Find out from teacher and teacher trainer Eveline Reichel, who talks to onestopclil about immersion classes and the teacher training programmes she leads in Switzerland.
Aleksandra Zaparucha reports on the recent and highly successful 'CLIL Fusion Conference: Multilingual Mindsets in a Multicultural World, Building Quality Learning Communities', in Tallinn, Estonia, October 2008.
"A great deal, or nothing much" is being said about CLIL in Portugal depending on which perspective you are talking from, according to Amy Nathoo. She discusses the current state of CLIL in Portugal and the challenges of recruiting English teachers.
The Basque Autonomous Community has developed an experiment in Infant, Primary and Secondary state schools concerning English as a third language of instruction. Basque and Spanish are the two official languages, compulsory for all students. In this article I will explain how we have faced the challenge of incorporating the English language in terms of teacher training, methodological approaches and resources.
What would you do if the English skills of students in your country were not at an acceptable level? Make changes. In the United Arab Emirates, where educational reform is currently underway, changes began with visionary leaders.
Lyubov Dombeva talks about her experiences of teaching biology through English and the challenges and positive aspects both she and her students face.
Aleksandra Zaparucha provides a very detailed overview of the situation of CLIL in Poland covering the challenges being faced: CLIL at school and university levels and teacher training and development.
Suzanne Dijon shares her experiences of teaching Geology and Biology in a Lycee in France. She talks about the course and how it has developed over three years.