How the ECML's work contributes to the development of CLIL
A series of ECML publications and projects are devoted to CLIL. These include Curriculum development for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL CD) and its publication The European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education, Content and language integrated learning through languages other than English (CLIL Start) and for their further development, CLIL Go, where the methodological skills needed by CLIL teachers are described and illustrated, and where there is a more theoretical approach to CLIL teaching. A further project, A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning, links plurilingual approaches and the development of literacy. Much of the literature on CLIL concerns the teaching of subjects in English, which is the most common language used in CLIL teaching. However, the CLIL Start and CLIL Go projects focus on CLIL with other languages, especially with French and German.
In addition to these featured publication on CLIL, the ECML has a wide range of CLIL resources for teachers and teacher trainers working in different sectors and in different languages. And our website will take you to the relevant policy documents produced by the Language Policy Portal which complement ECML practical outputs, as well as to relevant EU resources.
CLIL and other thematic areas
Implementing CLIL may be one element of more general language policies adopted by schools.
Languages of schooling
Various projects carried out in the thematic area Languages of schooling consider the role of CLIL in whole-school language policies.
Migrant education and employment
Also, since the content focus of CLIL teaching is often professionally orientated, Migrant education and employment projects may show similarities in methodological approaches to CLIL.