CLIL Mondays

Online CLIL talks

Learning through Languages UK and the Centre for Language Research at Aston are pleased to announce the launch of « CLIL Mondays », the second Monday of each month from 4.30 to 5.30.This series of online talks is aimed at teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary levels who have an interest in Content and Language Integrated Learning. CLIL Mondays combine short 30-min talks on aspects of CLIL with Q&A time. From Spring 2021, one session per term will be open to practitioners for sharing of good practice, you are warmly invited to come and present your CLIL work…


CLIL Mondays programme 21/22

The talks are held on MS TEAMS between 4.30 and 5.30 pm (UK time). A meeting link will be sent to all the people enrolled through Eventbrite.


Monday 13th September 2021 (4.30-5.30) 

  • Prof. Do Coyle (University of Edinburgh)
  • ‘Ways of seeing’: positioning CLIL in pluriliteracies spaces
  • As shifts, turns and uncertainties dominate our world, the dynamic of our pedagogic contexts have become a start reality. In this session I shall return to a seemingly simple yet disruptive question: what do we/I/you/they mean by integrated learning?   Acknowledging that CLIL happens in a myriad of contexts, I shall explore ways in which pluriliteracies spaces open ways of combining pedagogies to guide learners towards textual fluency across languages leading to making ‘successful’ integrated learning – CLIL – accessible for all.


Monday 11th October 2021 (4.30-5.30)

  • Judith Woodfield
  • Bring and share best practice: Launch of CLIL resources Repository
  • Judith Woodfield taught Geography through the medium of French for 18 years and supported the implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning throughout the curriculum in three schools. She has generously shared her teaching materials for dissemination through the Learning through Language UK website. Those wonderful resources – designed for years 6-9 pupils in mind – cover topics as varied as mapwork, the rainforest, the European Union or PSHE lessons in French and German. During this launch event, Judith will guide you through the resources on the website, and will show how she put them together to create units of work across whole year groups. She will show you a methodology booklet and some video clips of classroom practice which may also support CPD. With Judith’s expert guidance, you will be empowered to create your own effective CLIL resources in any topic and language. Don’t miss the opportunity


Monday 8th November 2021 (4.30-5.30)

  • Prof.  Fred Genesee (McGill University) 
  • The Suitability of CLIL Education for Students with Learning Challenges
  • Extensive research on immersion/bilingual programs in North America and around the world has demonstrated that these forms of dual language education can be, and often are, effective at promoting advanced levels of second language proficiency without jeopardizing students’ first language or academic development. The vast majority of this research has been carried out with typically-developing students from majority language and cultural groups. This limitation in current research raises important ethical, professional and practical issues. This presentation will discuss findings from research on students with learning challenges, including language and reading disabilities and special education needs, in dual language programs.


Monday 13th December 2021 (4.30-5.30)


Monday 10th January 2022 (4.30-5.30)


Monday 14th February 2022 (4.30-5.30)


Monday 14th March 2022 (4.30-5.30)

  • Prof. Ana Llinares (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Moving forward in CLIL research: collaboration between content teachers, languaging teachers and researchers
  • In spite of decades of research on CLIL, there are still many challenges and pending issues that need to be addressed. One of these challenges is the organisation of multidisciplinary teams with content and language teachers and researchers working collaboratively on content and language integrated teaching and assessment. This session will offer insights from research within the UAM CLIL research group ( on content and language integration in students’ production and classroom practices as well as the results from seminars with content and language teachers sharing their work on content and language integrated learning and assessment from the perspective of their own discipline. In this talk I will advocate for the role of CLIL in enhancing multidisciplinary work and research, which this pandemic has shown as the only way to address societal challenges successfully in the present and in the near future.


Monday 11th April 2022 (4.30-5.30)


Monday 9th May 2022 (4.30-5.30)


Monday 13th June 2022 (4.30-5.30)

  • Prof. Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe (University of the Basque Country)
  • Language policy and practice in CLIL
  • Over the past decades, CLIL has been adopted by most European countries partly to provide an answer to the European Union’s need for multilingualism and internationalisation. This session analyses the relationship between language policy and practice, which requires revisiting some of the issues that affect CLIL implementation and research both in Europe and in other international contexts. The effect of language policy on the implementation of CLIL calls not only for new measures to increase the level of foreign language competence but also for a different perspective in the teaching of non-linguistic subjects.


Monday 11th July 2022 (4.30-5.30)

  • Prof. Christiane Dalton-Puffer (University of Vienna)
  • Attention to diversity in bilingual education
  • After having been associated for many years with selectivity and catering to the linguistically gifted, content-and-language integrated learning (CLIL) has started moving into the mainstream of Europe’s education systems. CLIL classrooms are consequently becoming more inclusive places where subject content needs to be made accessible to a wide variety of learners regardless of their socioeconomic status, educational background, or academic achievement level. The AdiBE project set out to address two problems: the lack of information about practices in northern, central, and southern Europe, and the lack of adequate resources for working bilingually with mixed ability groups. My talk will introduce three outcomes of the ADiBE project: the six ADiBE principles for materials design, the materials bank and the collection of video guides – all developed by the project team to make bilingual education a more inclusive reality for all.


CLIL Mondays programme 20/21

Monday 9th November (4.30-5.30)


Monday 14th December (4.30-5.30)


Monday 11th January (4.30-5.30)


 Monday 8th February (4.30-5.30)


Monday 8th March (4.30-5.30)


Monday 12th April (4.30-5.30)


Monday 10th May (4.30-5.30)


Monday 14th June (4.30-5.30)


Monday 12th July (4.30-5.30)