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CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and refers to teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language. Learn more here.
Despite the self-explanatory nature of the phrase 'Content and Language Integrated Learning', the true nature of CLIL still remains elusive. This introductory article (of four) briefly analyses a series of broadly-accepted definitions of CLIL as a way of highlighting its most significant characteristics.
Practical advice and ideas from Keith Kelly on using video in class, and from Carol Read on integrating CLIL into the Primary Classroom. This section also features a CLIL factsheet and some useful tips and suggestions for helping students learn and practise vocabulary.
By Carol Read
Excellent activities to help integrate content-based material into the Primary classroom
By Keith Kelly
Keith Kelly presents a collection of resources for Young Learners, including space worksheets that can be coloured in, experiments involving building a sail-car of the future or a 360-degree periscope and the first part of the Amazing world of animals project, by author of the month, Carol Read.
By Kay Bentley
In the second article of her series on language for CLIL, Kay Bentley explains what 'Lower Order' and 'Higher Order' thinking skills' are and how they should be taught.
Keith Kelly provides a comprehensive lesson plan focusing on both content and language, accompanied by a useful word list highlighting language used in core function areas of different subjects. These lesson plans and word lists are the result of analysis into the language of the content subjects: geography, biology, chemistry ...
Find our what's happening in the world of CLIL and what's new on onestopclil with Keith Kelly.
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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