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PLEASE NOTE:  You can download resources from the wiki without requesting access. Please request access (see link on the right) if you would like to leave comments or upload your own materials. To be given access, you need to include a short message to explain your interest in CLIL.  Thank you.

 

Welcome to the website for teachers interested in Content and Language Integrated Learning

 

CLIL4teachers is part of the Association for Language Learning's FLAME initiative to support cross-curricular approaches to language learning. FLAME stands for Future for Languages as a Medium of Education and our aim is to provide support for cross-curricular language learning and to raise awareness of its benefits. More information about CLIL is available at the FLAME PLUS website: www.flameplus.net 

 

CLIL4teachers enables teachers to share and find learning resources. PLEASE upload any learning materials you have used to teach subjects and topics through target language, or you can email materials to flame@all-languages.org.uk and we will upload them for you. We welcome Powerpoints, documents, photos and audio files. If you have a large presentation or a film we recommend that you upload it to a website such as Slideshare and provide a link to it. You can find a guide to uploading materials here.

 

News

 

This is an exciting CLIL conference taking place next year. It welcomes researchers, trainee teachers and teacher educators interested in how cross curricular language learning can increase motivation, confidence and attainment. Topics will include the impact of CLIL and immersion techniques on pupils’ motivation and progress, what the UK can learn from other countries, and practical ideas for increasing cognitive challenge, motivation and engagement in primary and secondary classrooms. Information about booking and submissions for contributions will be available this autumn.

 

 

New page for methodology-related items

There is now a new page for ideas and information about CLIL and other cross-curricular approaches to language learning. The materials can include any articles or other documents about advice, examples of good practice, research findings, reports on classroom projects, new ideas or links to content in other websites. Please contribute to it!  The page for resources from CPD events will continue as well.

 

Our new English Language Page

We have had a lot of interest from teachers in countries other than the UK, so it seems like a good time to create a page for resources that are in English. If you have any, please upload them to the new page! There is information here about how to upload a file. 

 

Resources from the Primary Languages Conference, November 2013

The Powerpoint and links to online resources from the French CLIL workshop can be downloaded on the Resources from training events page.  The links include a very readable and practical guide to cross-curricular learning that can be downloaded from the University of Barcelona website.

 

Evaluation of the Spanish Bilingual Education Project

The independent evaluation report of the Bilingual Education Project  was published in English and Spanish by the Ministerio de Educación and the British Council (Spain) in 2010. It can be accessed at http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/BEP.%20Ingl%C3%A9s%20.pdf . The project involves children aged 3-16 in about 100 state schools in Spain. They spend about 40 per cent of curricular time studying subjects through the medium of English. There is also an online supplement (2011) which provides further data, information about methodology and some discussion of wider issues in bilingual education. It may be accessed at http://www.educacion.gob.es/dctm/ministerio/educacion/profesorado/formacion/2011-online-supplement.pdf?documentId=0901e72b810a3d32 . With thanks to Alan Dobson and the National Association of Language Advisers (www.nala.org.uk) for this information.   

 

CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning publication

This book by Do Coyle, Philip Hood and David Marsh, published in 2010, is highly recommended if you want to get to grips with the concepts and methodology of CLIL. There is also an excellent web page with information about the publication including an interview, podcast and vodcast featuring the authors. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/elt/teachers/zones/custom/item5633999/Applied-Linguistics-Featured-topic:-CLIL/?site_locale=en_GB

 

ABOUT THE WIKI

 

Looking for resources?

Go to the Resource Bank page in the menu on the right. 

 

Who are we?

This wiki is hosted by the Association for Language Learning with help and support from ALL members who are developing CLIL in their schools or supporting it in other ways. We hope you will enjoy exploring the site, adding comments, contributing to the discussions and sharing resources and useful websites. Don't hesitate to ask questions - hopefully there will be someone who has the answer!  The best place to post questions is on the Discussion page - just write a comment.

 

Requesting access

To contribute resources, you need to click on the request access button, leaving a short message to let us know what your interest in CLIL is. The wiki owner will then give you writer status. In the unlikely event that a contribution is offensive, it will be removed and the person responsible will no longer be able to contribute to the site.

 

Membership of ALL

Not yet a member of ALL? Don't miss out on a host of activities and events around the country and the weekly e-newsletter to keep you up to date. Find out more about membership... and have a look at the events...

 

Please upload your resources!

We are already building up a fantastic range of resources - thank you to all our contributors. The more there are, the more useful the website will be, so please contribute your own resources. If you are not sure how to do that, please leave a message (via the Contact the Owner link at the bottom of the page) and we can then arrange for you to email them instead.

 

PLEASE NOTE: We now have some brilliant resources which are in Notebook format. If you don't work with Smartboards, you will need to download the free SMART Notebook Express software

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

LinkedUp: The LinkedUp resource bank includes 25 CLIL projects with downloadable materials.  If you know the name of a project leader, school or the name of a project, you can find it quickly by using the 'Search' tab in the left-hand menu. Or you can use the keyword search facility to bring up a list of all the CLIL-related projects.  There are 112 projects on the site in all.  Kathy

 

And news from Joel: The EU funded ECLIL project has resources available for schools to use on http://e-clil.uws.ac.uk/ You can also join the Facebook group for news and updates on the project: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eclil-European-CLIL-Resource-Centre/118905601468468?sk=info 

 

The Languages Company CLIL Statement and Guidelines which can be downloaded here...

 

Videos about CLIL: a film of CLIL at Chenderit School can be seen here...  and one from Judgemeadow School here...

 

Have you seen the EU's CLIL Cascade Network site?  It's at http://www.ccn-clil.eu/.  CCN is a free international resource for all educators involved with CLIL working at different levels of education.and in different languages.  It aims to consolidate local, regional and national network activities in CLIL at a European level so as to accellerate development of teacher competencies and qualifications, localised and regional competence building.

 

There are now more detailed instructions about how to post a resource on to the wiki. But if you get stuck, help is at hand - just post a comment. The page with instructions can be accessed through the link above or from the Resource Bank.

 

Slides from a conference at The Willink School can be downloaded from the events page. It was a fantastic event - with many thanks to Katie and colleagues for organising it, and to Liz for posting the speakers' materials on the wiki. Events


Message from Do Coyle

 

Many of you will know Do Coyle, who has championed the cause of CLIL for many years. We are most grateful to Do for helping us to set up the CLIL Special Interest Group and for sending us this message:

 

I am delighted that ALL has taken the initiative to set up a SIG for CLIL. With the introduction of the new curriculum and a greater emphasis on creativity then cross- curricular initiatives are certainly being promoted and encouraged. To all of you who have been involved with CLIL or for those who are interested in any way, then it is timely that we must work together to give a collective voice to CLIL in the UK. There are many colleagues in our European and international networks who have been using a CLIL approach in subject teaching, in MFL and in cross-curricular projects with whom we can link and share ideas. CLIL will provide us with a creative and dynamic forum through which to explore making our teaching and learning environments more motivating and engaging not only for the students we teach but also for ourselves. So the time is right for us in the UK to make a significant contribution to the CLIL movement and to ensure that or colleagues throughout the land are aware of its potential. During the last year, I have been in contact with many teachers who are hoping to start to experiment with CLIL modules and those that are building on past experiences. We can now start to bring this altogether… so let’s get going…..

 

Do

 

You can download here Do's article about the contribution CLIL can make to our national languages capability.

 


Take a tour of the site...


What's on?

Have a look at the events page to find out about relevant workshops, meetings and conferences.


Encouragement for CLIL in the English curriculum...

In England there is now lots of encouragement for primary and secondary schools to explore how they can link language learning to other subjects of the curriculum.  There are references in the Languages Review (2007) and in the revised programme of study for languages in the new secondary curriculum.  


Do you have any resources to share?

If so, have a look at our Resource Bank   


Would you value an opportunity to discuss ideas with other teachers?

Please contribute to our Discussion page.  


Do you have news to share?

We now have a News folder. Create a page with your news and post it in the folder, or email it (through the Contact the owner link at the bottom of the page).

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