Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an educational approach which provides enriched, innovative educational experiences through the combined teaching of subject content with an additional language which enhances the learning of both and brings benefits to all involved.
As the practice of CLIL continues to grow within and across contexts through national and grassroots projects in school communities, the need for teacher education to develop awareness and competences for CLIL is even more urgent, as is the need to disseminate the outcomes of such experiences/practitioner research which contribute to the knowledge base of this educational approach.
It is with this in mind that the concept of "WORKING CLIL" has been developed with an emphasis on what is involved in making CLIL work as an effective and quality educational experience for teachers and learners. The dual purpose of this colloquium is thus to provide:
teacher education for CLIL through workshops given by experienced CLIL practitioners, teacher educators or scholars;
opportunities for poster presentations of experiences and practitioner or scholarly classroom-based research into CLIL.
The Colloquim is intended for content and language teachers from pre-primary to secondary education who are already engaged in CLIL or are considering future involvement, CLIL teacher educators, researchers involved in classroom-based inquiry, and scholars.
The language of the event is English. Participants should have a good command of the language in order to be able to fully engage in workshop activities.