Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in languages other than English - Successful transitions across educational stages 2022


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Workshop Description:

CLIL in languages other than English - Successful transitions across educational stages 2022

16 – 17 November 2022 
ECML, Graz, Austria



In early 2021 the ECML project team carried out a survey on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in languages other than English across member states. This survey was completed by experts from 29 countries. The main results can be summarised as follows: CLIL is only found to a very limited extent in Languages Other Than English (LOTE), both in the language classroom and in other subjects. Transitions between levels of education are given very little attention. Furthermore, CLIL is almost never linked to plurilingual education.

About the Workshop

Building on the survey results as well as on previous ECML projects, the CLIL in languages other than English project will propose guiding principles for CLIL LOTE and recommendations to facilitate CLIL LOTE transitions across educational stages (primary, secondary, tertiary education), taking into account a pluralistic approach to languages. The overall aim of the workshop is to familiarise participants with the rationale of CLIL LOTE concepts with a focus on transitional stages and to present and evaluate relevant tools which have been developed by the project team.

This workshop will focus on piloting concrete materials developed by the CLIL LOTE network’s eight working groups to show ways in which CLIL LOTE transitions can be strengthened. These consist of scenarios for the further development of curricula and teacher education; teaching materials that, among other things, build on the CEFR; portfolio examples and suggestions for how to establish collaboration between schools, teachers, and students at different levels of education. The materials will be further developed after the workshop based on input from the workshop participants.

Furthermore, the ECML will invite the participants to share their experiences of transitions between different educational stages, e.g. between primary and secondary education, in CLIL LOTE and to contribute to the project website with scenarios, examples of teaching materials and videos from their contexts.


Participant Profile

Professional background:

Nominees should fulfill at least one of the professional roles indicated in the participant profile and should be in active employment in one of the EU/ECML member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the additional member states of the ECML: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Switzerland).

Applicants should be residents of member states of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) and/or the European Union.

Participants at the workshop will be teacher educators working in the field of language education. The role(s) they play may include: 

  • decision-makers
  • curriculum developers
  • teacher educators
  • teaching material developers
  • teachers

Applicants should be experienced teacher educators focusing on languages other than English in the language classroom and/or in other subjects.  If possible applicants should have experience of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in languages other than English.

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How to Apply

  1. Read the full Workshop Description.

  2. Complete the Nomination Form.

  3. Email your completed Nomination Form to by 12 noon Irish time on 08 September 2022.

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