Why not CLIL?

Course description

In the recent years, the social need to be competent in foreign languages and the labour market demands, have impelled the educational administrations to look for new models in order to respond to this new reality.

Many teachers are now immersed into this bilingual school model and they have noticed it is not the same teaching English than to teach in English. This CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) course will contribute to your not only having a theoretical methodological support, but also to having the opportunity to see the practical way according to your own needs.

 Target audience

This course is both addressed to ESL teachers and to Primary and Secondary teachers that teach their subjects in English.

Technological requirements

Updated Internet navigator (such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, others)
Text processor (open office writer, MS Word, others)
PDF reader (for example, Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader)
Basic knowledge of ICT


  • Acquiring the theoretical knowledge of CLIL.
  • Knowing the principles of Bloom’s Theory.
  • Putting into practice the CLIL method according the legal framework.
  • Creating materials and resources to be used in class.
  • Using ICT tools in the classroom.
  • Reflecting on one’s teaching practice to integrate CLIL in the syllabus.


0. Introduction

1. Starting in CLIL and PBL

  • What is CLIL?
  • Why CLIL?
  • Main points of PBL teaching.

2. Let’s start with the 4 C’s in CLIL: Content and communication

  • The 4 C´s in CLIL
  • Assessing prior knowledge.
  • The KWL chart.
  • Content and assessment for learning.
  • Difference between formative and summative assessment.
  • Communication in 3 parts.
  • Techniques in CLIL communication.
  • What scaffolding is and how to use scaffolding in the classroom.
  • Teaching and Learning processes concept.
  • Physical characteristics in a CLIL class: (displays, class distribution, grouping, timing).
  • Cooperative learning techniques for improving communication.

3. Evaluation and assessment

  • Assessment importance in CLIL.
  • Feedback in the classroom.
  • Peer-to-peer feedback.
  • Group feedback.
  • Success criteria in CLIL.
  • Assessment criteria and standards learning in rubrics.
  • Self assessment in projects.

4. Click in CLIL: ICT resources

  • Digital resources: how and when to use them.
  • Let’s create digital resources.
  • Final project.


This online course is carried out at Espiral Campus. Our main goal is you learn and enjoy during the course. Your persistence and determination will be essential for success. Do not forget to work every day in an active way. We encourage you to be creative and explore ICT. The tasks are done in teams or individually..


To be able to certify the course, the participants must successfully accomplish 100% of the compulsory activities, in the established terms, having received a positive evaluation of such, by the trainer. The course is certified with 45 hours.