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HANDBOOK Language in content instruction

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As its title indicates, it is a Handbook with a specific focus on Language in Content Instruction. It offers information, advice and encouragement on the everyday practicalities of a wide range of relevant matters such as the learning of vocabulary, the role of grammar, the teaching of listening, speaking, reading & writing, the development and the application of thinking skills and learning strategies, the opportunities offered through task-based instruction and the possibilities which arise in the area of assessment and evaluation. The glossary of key terms is very helpful. There are downloadable versions in German and French as well.




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Competences are defined here as a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to the context. Key competences are those which all individuals need for personal fulfilment and development, active citizenship, social inclusion and employment. This document is an annex of a Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of Europe (2006).



Read on the web

Tessa Woodward, one of the most prestigious and influential teacher trainers of our time, asks questions that are of interest to all teachers who think of becoming trainers. For more detailed information go to http://www.tttjournal.co.uk/, where the topic is presented in greater detail The same applies for her numerous videos as for instance The Professional Life Cycles of Teachers



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It is an online document describing the general facts about CLIL, includes case studies, describes how to create a CLILSTORE learning unit or planning a CLIL lesson and some additional information like resources, tools, or references. The project description is a result of a Lifelong Learning Programme funded with the support from the European Commission (2012/13).


CLIL: A lesson framework

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This page is provided by the British Council and gives a good overview about CLIL in general and a framework for planning CLIL lessons. The page gives you information about the underlying principles behind CLIL, classroom principles, a lesson framework and a conclusion. Furthermore, the websites provides teaching resources, and information related to teacher development and teacher training.




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The you tube video is called “Why CLIL?”. It is a PowerPoint presentation giving you essential information about the term “CLIL” itself and why it so eminent to confront our students with it. It offers strong arguments why CLIL should be part of any curriculum and how important it is for students to have as many CLIL experiences as possible.


European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education

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This European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education aims to provide a set of principles and ideas for creating CLIL professional development curricula. At the same time the framework serves as a tool for reflection.



David Marsh on CLIL

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It is a short interview with David Marsh, who is in fact one of the pioneers working on CLIL, about the history of CLIL and how it was established in many different parts of the world and what it needs to be implemented  successfully.


CLILSupport for teachers of CLIL

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This link might be useful for teachers who face CLIL for the first time.
There is an introductory article whose title is “how to do it”.
In addition there are lots of teaching activities you can try out in the classroom.
The link provides CLIL lessons for different subjects such as Science, Physics, History, Physical Education, Maths, Music, Art, Citizenship and Religion.
Teachers may also find a guide for preparation and printable worksheets for students.



Robert Quinn - ELT & CLIL Links

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This is a blog which may be intended to provide information and to exchange material. There are online resources, interactive games and educational blogs. Most of the links are “click and use” to specific content and activities.


The CLIL Tool Kit

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It is an extract from “The CLIL Tool Kit: Transforming theory into practice”
by Do Coyle, Philip Hood and David Marsh . It contains a process-oriented toolkit to develop effective CLIL planning. It is divided into six stages providing a range of questions or ‘reflection points’ that teachers can select and adapt to suit their own context. Available also as a Kindle edition.



CLIL: from Online Sources to Learning Resources

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This paper focuses on the positive impact of Internet authentic materials in CLIL lessons and on the importance of the scaffolding teaching strategy. It provides guidelines on how to integrate online resources into an effective CLIL approach.