Why not CLIL?

 Description of the activity

In the recent years, the social need to be competent in foreign languages and the labour market demanding have impelled Educational administration 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 that teaching in English. That’s why we set up this CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) course in which the participants are going to have not only the theoretical method support but also the chance to bring it in a practical way according to their own needs.

Course duration

45 hours

Target audience

This course is addressed to English teachers and to teachers who teach a subject in English to not native English speakers. From primary to secondary school. 

Technical 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


  • As participant in this training course you are going to: ·         Acquire the theoretical knowledge of CLIL.

    ·         Know the principles of Bloom’s Theory.

    ·   Put into practice the CLIL method according the legal framework.

    ·         Create materials and resources to be used in class.

    ·         Use ITC tools in the classroom.

    ·   Reflect on teaching practice to integrate CLIL in your programming.

    ·         Qualify and train educators in handling CLIL.



Module 0: Introduction and updating.

  • First contact with the computing platform and the course.

  • Participants’ profile.

  • Introductory meeting.

Module I: starting in CLIL and PBL

  • What is CLIL?

  • Why CLIL?

  • Main points of PBL teaching.

  • Creating a canvas plan for your unit.

Module II: 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 the communication.



Module III: 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 project.

Module IV: Click in CLIL: ICT resources.

  • Digital resources in the web.

  • How and when to use the digital resources.

  • Let’s create digital resources.

  • Final project.


E learning methodology has its own characteristics, so it is very important you keep it in mind. E-learning is based on the idea of learning by practicing. It is very important to be active in all the forums and, of course, you should study and explore all the materials suggested. These materials will be given as text, videos, audios, slides and so on. At the beginning of each module, the trainers will send a message to the News Forum. This message will propose the module learning planning presentation with the specific objectives and the corresponding activities. It is strongly recommended to participate actively in the forums.

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 the ICT. The tasks are prepared to be done in teams or individually. And if there would be any doubt please, let us know. We are here to help you, solve your hesitation and answer your questions.

Certification requirements

To pass this course it is required to:

  • Participate in debates and forums.
  • Complete the activities proposed in each module. The assessment activities must be submitted before the deadline, these activities will be returned with a comment or feedback.
  • Do the final project


Julián Sanz  @julisanzmamolar

Maestro de educación física e inglés en el Colegio San Gregorio de Aguilar de Campoo. Tutor on-line en los cursos de formación del INTEF y el CPFI de la Junta de Castilla y León, participa anualmente en proyectos eTwinning. Autor del blog de aula “Mi primer año en Red XXI” donde se puede ver tareas relacionadas con las TIC-TAC y las metodologías activas y AICLE. En twitter @julisanzmamolar. Recientemente galardonado con el XXXI Premio “Giner de los Ríos” a la mejora de la calidad educativa. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Skype Master Teacher y embajador en España de la aplicación Classdojo y del portal Scientix.



Javier Ramos  @javiramossancha

Maestro de Inglés y Educación Infantil. Desarrolla su labor profesional en diferentes cursos de Educación Primaria en el  Colegio San Gregorio  en Aguilar de Campoo. Trabaja dentro de la Sección Bilingüe (Natural Science, Arts & Crafts e Inglés). Experto en el uso de metodologías activas: PBL, AICLE y Trabajo Cooperativo. Formador de educadores : Centros de Profesores, INTEF y curso de diseño propio  SGLab . En abril de 2016 premiado con el XXXI Premio Giner de los Ríos a la mejora de calidad educativa por el Ministerio de Educación. Embajador eTwinning. Destacado como Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow por el uso de la Tecnología Microsoft en su aula.