Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) “is a dual-focused educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language. For example, CLIL has involved Malaysian children learning maths and science in English. CLIL has been used for Norwegian students to do drama in German, Italian students to learn science in French, Japanese students to learn geography in English and Australians to learn maths in Chinese. The combinations of languages and subjects are almost limitless.” (Uncovering CLIL, p.9)
Here are some ways of developing as a CLIL practitioner. While courses can be useful, I think we are sometimes too quick to discount the role books can play in our professional development and I’d recommend creating a professional development plan that includes resources from all of the following categories.
- Putting CLIL into Practice by John Clegg, Keith Kelly, and Phil Ball (OUP). You can preview this book here.
- CLIL Activities by Liz Dale and Rose Tanner (CUP)
- Content and Language Integrated Learning by Do Coyle, Philip Hood, and David Marsh (CUP)
- The CLIL Resource Pack by Margaret Grieveson and Wendy Superfine (Delta)
- Teaching Other Subjects through English by Sheelagh Deller and Christine Prince (OUP)
- Uncovering CLIL by Peeter Mehisto and Maria Jesus Frigols, and David Marsh (Macmillan)
- The Roles of Language in CLIL by Ana Llinares, Tom Morton, and Rachel Whittaker (CUP)
- The TKT Course CLIL Module by Kay Bentley (CUP)