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Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) – a widely discussed term in teaching and learning languages is an umbrella term for teaching content of subjects at schools through the medium of a foreign language with a double effect:

  1. Gaining knowledge in the subject,
  2. developing foreign language competences and skills ( acquisition of language systems, developing language skills).

CLIL has been nowadays implemented in elementary, secondary and tertiary level of education in some European countries. There are different types of CLIL implementation as well as different forms of CLIL performed at schooling institutions. However, CLIL implementation brings up plenty of questions relating to the following issues:

This project was created based on the need of exchanging a good CLIL practice among European countries with the aim to discuss and solve burning issues on CLIL implementation in Primary and Secondary schools.

Duration of the project: September 2015 – August 2017

 

Project Objectives

  1. Setting up essential components of good  CLIL practice in the classroom based on face-to-face observations in the partner countries.
  2. Preparation of a Modular e-training  course for European CLIL teachers.
  3. Providing countries with none or less CLIL experience with the essential training and  learning opportunities so that they can commence implementing this approach in their schools.
  4. Training teachers from the project partner countries on how to implement CLIL methodology.
  5. Setting up an open database of methodological materials for CLIL teachers both at primary and secondary level of education.
  6. Collecting research data and conducting comparative analysis of CLIL practice.
  7. Providing universities and other public bodies dealing with educational research the results and main conclusions of this project as a possible basis for future research on the topic.

 

Meetings

1. Transnational meeting was held in Lithuania in October 2015

2. Transnational meeting held in Latvia in February 2016

3. Transnational meeting held in Italy in May 2016

4. Transnational meeting held in Sweden in October 2016

5. Transnational meeting held in Lithuania in February 2017

6. Transnational meeting  held in Slovakia in May 2017 (CLIL Conference)

 

What does our project bring?

As the main objective of all participating partners in this project is to share information, knowledge, experience and recent studies within foreign language teaching and CLIL the possible innovations of the project might be as follows:

 

Why our project?

Contribution of the project lies in:

  1. covering three main CLIL dimensions  theoretical (trainings), practical (observations, trainings, peer-learning, CLIL practice sharing) and research (comparative analysis of CLIL practice)
  2. connecting and linking diverse CLIL specialists (teachers , trainers and researchers)
  3. having considerable and beneficial impact on CLIL teachers and education stakeholders in project partner countries
  4. disseminating project results both within the project (trainings, CLIL implementation in some project partner countries, open digital resources of good CLIL practice) and outside the project (open digital resources of good CLIL practice)
  5. and project research results for other CLIL researchers aims promotion and European stakeholders interested in CLIL application
  6. using synergy effect of diverse educational institutions within the project
  7. showing a gradual progress of CLIL knowledge and CLIL competences (systematical preparing and uploading live recordings of CLIL classes on the websites)
  8. transferring of good CLIL practise from teachers to teachers.

 

Impact

 A project can potentially make a major contribution in several levels:

 

Dissemination activities

Dissemination activities consist from a number of actions. These include:

 

Intellectual outcomes

Open CLIL database:

The Modular e-training course on CLIL

CLIL Conference in Nitra, 27 - 28 April 2017