CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)


Course contents

0.               Introductory ideas: What’s CLIL?
1.               Rationale for CLIL in Europe – the political background and E.U. language policy.
2.               CLIL in Castilla-La Mancha
3.               CLIL and Language
4.               CLIL pedagogy – the methodology of CLIL
5.               Applying Interactive methodology: classroom management, learning strategies: scaffolding.
6.               Planning and teaching curriculum subjects
7.               Learning Assessment and Evaluation in CLIL


*        To understand the concepts and reasons for CLIL
*        To be aware of the current situation in the local region
*        To be familiar with the language needed in the classroom
*        To understand and apply the key concepts and terms for teaching CLIL
*         To know how and when to apply the best learning strategies
*        To practice creating materials and lessons in the areas of Science, Art and Maths by finding and using resources
*        To understand When, What and How to assess learners

Learning Outcomes

ü  Know about E.U. Language Policy and where to find information
ü  Know the teaching situation in schools in your area
ü  Be able to use the English language in a classroom setting
ü  Understand and know why and how to apply CLIL methodology
ü  Be able to create scaffold tasks for individual learning styles
ü  Be able to select and adapt materials necessary for a CLIL lesson and perform a CLIL lesson
ü  Know when and how to apply different types of assessment for learners

  What do “we” understand by art?
  “Art education is the area of learning that is based upon the visual, tangible arts-drawing, painting and sculpture. Nowadays this area includes photography, video, design, computer art…”

 Why can art be important on second language’s acquisition?

It stimulates the curiosity and motivation to the acquisition of a second language in early years. (To read a poem and draw the meaning).
It develops strategies to communicate in other languages. (To make a tale).
It develops the English comprehension in an interesting and funny way. (To make a game to use it later, for example the ”snakes and ladders”).
Children enjoy learning. (Playing twister: parts of the body, colors and directions).
It makes easy the learning by visual resources (Flashcards, pictures, videos…). Picture dictionary.

 How can art be used to improve writing and reading?

Writing and reading are stimulated by art because it improves the second language´s acquisition through visual and listening resources.
§ Tales
§ Comics
§ Films
§ Picture dominoes
§ Newspaper and magazines.
§ Cards (Christmas, birthdays, S. Valentine´s day, Easter time, Saint Patrick´s day…)
  To improve writing and reading / Example
- Describe the picture. Use words like colours, numbers, appearance, place…
- Read your composition in class.
- Answer the questions:
What do you like of this picture?
Do you know who is the painter?
How much money will you pay for it? Why?

What’s the connection between art and communication?

We think art is a form of communication because it allows the transmission of ideas, emotions, opinions…
We can develop it in class with our pupils through different methods:
The silent way (Picture is the main resource: cards, flashcards, posters… The teacher keeps quiet and pupils have to talk about the material used in class.)
The Community Language Learning (Teacher is like a guide and pupils learn through interaction.)
The Natural Approach (Learning in a native way.)
Total Physical Response/ TPR (Teacher gives orders and pupils do it: “look at the door...look at the door” and pupils face turn in the direction to the pointed object.)
  The connection between art and communication / Example

Why the painter made the following picture?
What do you feel when you look at this picture?
What did Picasso feel to paint the Guernica in 1937?


- Art has an important role in the second language´s acquisition because it can be used in many different ways.
- It is a great resource to practice a variety of language in a motivating way.
- It stimulates and develops creative and critical thinking skills.

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