Thursday, 15 December 2011

Websites for CLIL

CLIL websites
Colleagues have been sending me links to websites for CLIL during the past month, so I thought I would share some of them with you.

CLIL content materials
An email from the CLIL Research network included a reference to website of CLIL content materials, published by the Andalusian regional ministry of education. There are 130 examples of CLIL lessons, including over 4000 pages of materials, designed for use in CLIL content classes (social and natural science; mathematics; music; sport; technology and art), at primary and secondary level and in three languages: English, French and German.

Each unit is organized around a specific content topic and covers 6-10 classroom sessions. The units open with an outline of content, linguistic and competence goals and each is accompanied by a teacher guide. The units were designed by experienced CLIL teachers with methodological and linguistic support from a team led by Francisco Lorenzo and including Pat Moore, researchers at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide´s Learning Research Centre Ic├írea. You can find these materials online here

Without knowledge of Spanish, it’s not very easy to find the materials, so here is the trick. Click on this path:
English > Menu > drop down menu Acceso por material > click on a subject. The rest is in English.
Or ask a friendly Spanish-speaking colleague to help you access the materials! I am interested to know what you think of this site: Is this material really “CLIL”?

All things CLIL
The second tip is from Deborah Wust, a biology teacher and textbook author from Marnix College in Ede. She has created a “yurl” here at  which includes an “All things CLIL” page. Worth browsing through.

Atlas of European values
Another teacher who did a CLIL course with us, Jan Gideonse from KWC in Culemborg, sent a reference to the Atlas of European Values, which looks promisingly useful for EIO, as well as geography. The clearly-designed site has been funded by the EC and the European Values Study “explores Europeans´ attitudes about religion, politics, work, society, family and Europe. The results are represented in maps that clearly show patterns and trends across Europe.” The teaching materials include materials developed by Fontys Hogeschool for student exchanges. There are 21 active learning strategies applied to the maps and materials.

P.S. Christmas sites

Another clilblog has lots of stuff for Christmas – mostly for first years I reckon.

And onestopenglish also has some free Christmas lesson plans… type in Christmas and tick “show free resources first”. Probably only useful for English teachers.

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