Methodology

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    CLIL interviews

    This section features interviews with leading experts on CLIL, David Marsh and Kay Bentley.

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    CLIL teaching tips

    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.

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    Study skills for CLIL

    This series explores study skills that equip students when learning curriculum subjects through the medium of English. Cognitive, academic, thinking and process skills are developed alongside language skills in the CLIL classroom, providing students with life-long learning skills. This series of articles and practical examples will help you to incorporate ...

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    How to make your own question loop activities

    These teacher’s notes explain exactly how to create your very own question loops for any topic you have studied or are about to study with your class.

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    Tickcharts, Venn diagrams and grids

    This is the second set of worksheets that accompany Jean Brewster’s introduction to process skills and data-handling. Moving from tickcharts, the easiest type of graphic organizer, to Venn diagrams and grids, this series of exercises enables children to examine the differences and similarities between types of big cat. Includes speaking ...

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    Article: Investigating investigations in CLIL: Part 2

    In the second part of her article on investigations in CLIL, Jean Brewster considers typical stages in an investigation, different types of exercise, some investigative ideas and how to evaluate.

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    Article: Investigating investigations in CLIL: Part 1

    Investigative activities are often used in subjects like maths, science or design and technology and can achieve active learning in the classroom, if planned carefully. This article by Jean Brewster looks at different types of investigation in CLIL and the process skills students can learn through them.

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    Process skills and data-handling for CLIL

    Jean Brewster looks at how learners have to develop process skills to interact successfully with content. The benefits of using graphic organizers is explored with practical examples and accompanying worksheets to help you try out some of the techniques examined.

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    Thinking skills for CLIL

    In the first of a new series of study skills for CLIL, Jean Brewster takes the very topical subject of thinking skills and looks at how CLIL teaching embraces many of the thinking skills principles and how this benefits the learner.

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    What about the students?

    Are we more concerned about ensuring teachers are equipped to manage in the "CLIL classroom" than thinking about our students? Mina Patel asks us to stop and think about how the students are supported when CLIL is implemented.

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    Teaching tips: Using video in the classroom

    Keith Kelly provides us with some useful tips and practical ideas for using video in the classroom.

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    Using Video in the CLIL Classroom

    Keith Kelly gives tips on using transcripts with video clips (and adding subtitles to video) as well as a quick step-by-step guide to inserting subtitles into film using Movie Maker.

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    Using YouTube in CLIL lessons

    A simple activity for getting students to use YouTube for CLIL purposes but without the need for any recording in class!

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    CLIL: Complementing or Compromising English Language Teaching? An opinion from a CLIL Biology Teacher

    Lyubov Dombeva - a CLIL biology teacher in Bulgaria - gives her reaction to criticisms that CLIL compromises, rather than complements, English Language Teaching.

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    Interview: Kay Bentley on the TKT CLIL Module

    Teacher and teacher trainer Kay Bentley talks to Keith Kelly about the new CLIL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) module, including the impetus behind its development and its benefits for CLIL teachers.

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    Content-based primary activity

    Integrate content-based learning into your Primary classroom with this excellent activity on saving water.

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    Teaching Tips: Content-based Primary Activities

    Excellent activities to help integrate content-based material into the Primary classroom

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    Tips for using images in CLIL lessons

    These tips can be used with any images you have from course books, downloaded from the web, taken from magazines or drawn yourself.

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    The Many Faces of CLIL

    This free factsheet from Uncovering CLIL provides a quick overview of the different educational approaches that come under this umbrella term. Includes background information on language showers and suggested activities.

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    Working with words: Word of the week

    Students create a wall space or poster for difficult words or words of particular interest from the unit of work they are studying.