Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Many visitors to my blog are specifically here for the CLIL content. For those unfamiliar with the term, it is an approach to education where the learning of regular lesson content is combined with learning a language. To make this material easier to find I have added this addition page where links to the posts I make on the main page will be placed. You can of course also use the ‘tag cloud’ on the right.
I work in an area Dutch education where schools have a bilingual stream, where Dutch children are taught in a second language (normally English). As an art teacher that means my art lesson with the 12-16 year old children that I teach are in English. However CLIL didactics go further, the lesson material itself and my approach to teaching is more language orientated in order to challenge the pupils creatively but also in terms of developing their grasp of the English language.
Cooperative and collaborative learning – lessons from the artroom (not specifically a clil post, but one about stimulating communication in the classroom)
I continue to develop new CLIL lesson material. Some ideas are purely my own work, others are variations on ideas that I have come across in other places. I would encourage anyone making use of the material above to not see them as ready made lesson plans, but ideas that should be developed and made to fit your own lesson situation.