CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning



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Course description

Content and Language Integrated Learning or CLIL basically describes both learning another (content) subject such as physics or math through the medium of a foreign language and learning a foreign language by studying a content-based subject. The basis of CLIL is that content subjects are taught and learned in a language which is not the mother tongue of the learners. It is of utmost importance today to learn foreign languages to communicate to the world, and when language is integrated into a broad curriculum, the process of learning gets much faster. In CLIL, learning is improved through increased motivation and the study of natural language seen in context. When learners are interested in a topic they are motivated to acquire language to communicate.

  Furthermore, CLIL is based on language acquisition rather than enforced learning. It is a much more natural process. Language is seen in real-life situations. This is natural language development which builds on other forms of learning. CLIL is long term learning as well. This course aims to present basic information to teachers about CLIL in the classroom. Our trainers will provide exercises and materials about integrating both content and language. 


     The methodological approach implicates:
  • Ice – Breaking and Warm – Up Sessions;
  • Bilingual Integration of Languages and Disciplines (BILD)
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Content and Language Integration in Primary (CLIP)
  • Content-based Instruction (CBI)
  • Content-based Language Instruction (CBLI)
  • Lesson Plans in CLIL;
  • Role – Play;
  • Group Discussions;
  • Debates;
  • Problem – Solving Activities in CLIL Classroom;
  • Brainstorming;
  • Questionnaires


  • Improve teaching and communication skills
  • Improve students` motivation to CLIL in the classroom
  • Learn how to teach different content in a foreign language
  • Provide teachers with practical ideas on how they can incorporate foreign language learning into their existing lessons
  • Familiarize teachers with online learning and how it can be applied in the CLIL lessons
  • Familiarize teachers with different ways to combining content and language
  • Allow teachers to create their own CLIL lesson plans
Learning Outcomes

  • Improvement at the level of key competences and CLIL skills
  • Learn about the origin of CLIL and how to apply it in your classroom
  • Learn how to implement Information and Communication Technologies’(ICT) in teaching and learning
  • Improvement of language and communication skills
  • Get practical ideas for the CLIL classroom to motivate the students
  • Learn about the good practices of CLIL in European schools
  • Enhance diversity and intercultural awareness, critical thinking and cyber media literacy
  • Internationalization at the level of education
  • Development of tools and techniques for innovative problem solving in foreign languages
  • Introduce the wider cultural context
  • Prepare for future studies and / or working life
  • Develop multilingual interests and attitudes
  • Diversify methods & forms of classroom teaching and learning
  • Increase learner motivation.


Trainees will be given soft and hard copies of all lesson materials, which they can present to their colleagues in their own organizations to generate interest in 21st-century teaching methods with creative thinking. In addition, a mailing list of participants will be created in order to exchange ideas/experiences. Self-evaluation materials will be provided. At the end of the course the participants will accomplish a questionnaire in order to get a detailed feedback for the effectiveness of the training event.

Programme of training activities day-by-day:

Day 1 – MONDAY

  • Welcome and registration
  • Introduction to CLIL
  • The origin of CLIL – What does it mean to combine content and language?
  • Key terminology of CLIL
  • Combining language and content: Advantages and disadvantages – Critical debate

  • How to implement CLIL in classroom in different subjects
  • Lesson plans in ClIL: Framework for planning CLIL lessons
  • The importance of learning a foreign language today


  • How to start a CLIL lesson: Ice-breakers, energisers and warm-ups
  • Discussing CLIL
  • Dictogloss practice


  • Building a CLILstore
  • Setting up Interactive Exercises
  • Introduction to Edmodo: Facebook for teachers
  • How to create a digital environment in school
  • Multimodality in Teaching

Day 5 – FRIDAY

  • Technology as a vehicle for learning;
  • CLIL: Content, communication, cognition and culture
  • Integration of language and skills

Days 6/7 – SATURDAY and SUNDAY Workshops and Cultural/Sightseeing Activities

Day 8 – Monday 

  • Workshop: Creating CLIL lesson
  • Games in CLIL as a vehicle for learning
  • Language skills in CLIL: Listening, speaking, reading and writing

Day 9 – Tuesday

  • The benefits of approaching the language lexically rather than grammatically
  • Using different learning styles in CLIL
  • Content and language: Establishing the balance

Day 10 – Wednesday

  • Workshop
  • Feedback, course evaluation and dissemination focus
  • Certificate of attendance awarding