CLIL could be described as an eclectic methodology that draws on a range of educational theory and practice.
There are therefore many CLIL inspirers. The late Ted Wragg has been one such inspiration for us, especially his work on the importance of effective questioning and getting learners to think. One reason this is important in a CLIL context is because second language acquisition theory shows that learning a language requires input that is meaningful to learners – so getting learners to think and then to talk or write about problems that they find interesting and thought provoking is also important for their language learning.
In this film Ted discusses the importance of effective and stimulating questions for learners in a classroom.