Content and language integrated learning through

languages other than English - Getting started

The educational approach of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is now well-known in Europe, also beyond expert circles. However, practical examples on organisation, implementation and development of CLIL are, still mostly confined to the context of the English medium CLIL. Aiming at diversification and as a contribution to European education for multilingualism, an information brochure and a rich online portal present examples of good practice in the area of CLIL with a special focus on German as a ‘CLIL-language’.

The media platform hosted at the University of Tampere, Finland, contains a number of video clips and other materials showcasing the rich diversity of CLIL and includes documentaries covering a wide range of teaching and learning contexts. Users will find advice and ideas for implementing and further developing CLIL, using the example of German as a target and working language.

•For anyone interested in timely approaches of education, especially with respect to plurilingual and intercultural competences,
Teachers, teacher educators, language planning officers, advisors and research staff in the field of applied linguistics, foreign language acquisition and CLIL education.

The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is a Council of Europe institution promoting excellence in language education in its 34 member states.
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The publication (brochure and website) provides insights into different forms and ways of putting into practice content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in primary and secondary education, pre- and in-service teacher education, as well as in the field of research and school development. It promotes the CLIL approach to a wider target public, beyond the area of specialists.
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