A list of links to websites that will help you understand more about what CLIL is and the different ways it is being adopted in countries across the world. These websites give details on how you can get involved in CLIL and the resources and training courses that are available.
Links provide access to:
General information websites
This is the website for the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, run by online learning guru Jane Hart. The site keeps track of learning trends, technologies and tools in order to help other learning professionals understand them and implement them successfully in the classroom. There is a useful LearnTech News section, as well as a range of free resources including useful directories and lists of essential learning tools for the technologically-savvy teacher.
Word Reference is a free online translation dictionary.
Fact World (www.factworld.info) is a forum that supports content and language integrated learning and contains links to country reports, useful sites and contact details of key people in participating countries. There is also an e-group for this network at: www.yahoogroups.com/factworld
Current registration is for free-lifetime membership for the school. Promotes a participative attitude among the teachers' community.
The TIE-CLIL project (funded through Socrates - Lingua Action A) promotes plurilingualism through the introduction of Content and Language Integrated Learning in five different EU languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish). The major aim of TIE-CLIL is to provide pre and in-service development programmes in CLIL for language teachers and subject teachers through building on existing knowledge of this field, to provide state-of-the-art understanding of theory and practice.
Eu-bluecard is an information network on living and working in Europe. Among other things, the network provides information on how to apply for a study VISA.
Although not specifially related to CLIL, this site contains lots of useful information on education in Europe including scholarships costs, country profiles and how to plan your studies.
This CLIL-AXIS toolkit presents options for adapting methods, models and practices to enhance the development of key competences for the new reality of working life. It provides insight into innovation and good practice on the integration of content, communication and culture in the world of education and work.
The National Geographic website is a great place for all things to do with the planet:
The Association for Science Education (www.ase.org.uk) in the UK has some wonderful resources on it. Go to (www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary) for 6 Science Year CDs with links to thousands of pages of materials, software, drama, video and more and also go to the UPD8 link for science lessons based on the latest news stories.
The UK National Curriculum website is a useful place to find information about the aims and objectives of curriculum content teaching with links to places to find resources, plans and resources produced by students themselves:
User-generated visual geography content
Creating and informing a global science community
PDFs and Articles
David Graddol has written two important papers on language learning around the world which have a clear link to CLIL:
Content and Language Integrated Learning - England, Wales and Northern Ireland. National description 2004/2005: https://www.nfer.ac.uk/nfer/index.cfm?9B225E51-C29E-AD4D-0ADC-75BABB6A5F03.
Content and Language Integrated Learning at School in Europe:
Using Languages to learn and learning to use languages, by David Marsh:
CLIL / Emile report; the European dimension, Actions, Trends and Foresight potential:
Learning English or learning in English: will we have a choice? A debate about global education and the role of English as the language of instruction. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2005/apr/20/guardianweekly.guardianweekly1
The Norwich Institute for Language Education
Offers courses in integrating content and language and bilingual education.This includes the MA CLIL Module as well as summer refresher courses for teachers and course throughout the year.
Offer courses in English for Teaching Other Subjects Through English
The Goethe University Frankfurt
Certified course for teachers in bilingual education
University of Edinburgh
Paedagogische Hochschule Niederoestereich (University of Education in Lower Austria)
MA in Content and Language Integrated Learning
English & TEFL BA
Anglia Ruskin University
English Language Teaching and English as a Foreign Language BA
The University of Buckingham
BA English Studies for Teaching (EFL)
The University of Essex
English Language Teaching
University of Greenwich
English Language and English Language Teaching BA
Language and Linguistics (TESOL modules)
English as a Foreign Language Unit
The University of Derby
MA Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learningis a new optional module of the Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). It tests a candidate's knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and the practice of planning, teaching and assessing curriculum subjects taught in English.
Face it: there's too much news. That's the message from this online news service which distils the day's most covered and most talked-about stories from the 100 top news sources and edits them into short, crisp summaries. Useful for bringing news and current events into the CLIL classroom.
The Times newspaper
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian Weekly
The Weekly Telegraph (Int.)