The Basics on ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning’

by Katherine Reilly

‘Content and Language Integrated Learning’ or CLIL for short, is an approach for learning content through an additional language, thus teaching both the subject and the language at the same time. To be more specific, any subjects like physics, geography, history or even life skills learned in a classroom context, can be taught in a foreign language.

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My students complain that CLIL reading texts are too long and difficult to deal with… What should I do?

by Dimitris Primalis

Unlike traditional EFL (English as a Foreign Language) texts, which are graded and fairly simple for lower level class, texts in CLIL books are usually long and more demanding in terms of vocabulary, structure and are usually different in terms of task types (e.g. students may have to complete a Venn diagram). These features may bring to surface complaints by students and parents and add further pressure to the educator.  How can you deal with it?

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A Brief Introduction to CLIL

CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and refers to teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language. For a brief introduction to CLIL, check the video below.