May 17 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


May 17 Day 1 - S1 - 14:00-15:00 Online Eng2

May 17 Day 1 – S1 – 14:00-15:00 Online Eng2 -Claire Ross

Claire Ross


Cambridge University Press


Seminar Title: Engaging primary learners through CLIL approaches.

In this presentation we will look at the benefits of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approaches in developing both language and subject knowledge: learning to use language and using language to learn. We will explore how CLIL approaches can be used to engage young learners through varied, practical subject-based lessons to develop a broad range of language skills, world knowledge, and essential life competencies such as critical thinking and collaboration. The approaches will be illustrated by activities from Cambridge course books for primary children.

Three key questions will be posed, and answered:

  • What is CLIL?
  • What are the benefits of CLIL?
  • How can teachers use CLIL approaches to engage and challenge primary learners?

Finally, a summary of considerations to bear in mind when preparing to teach CLIL lessons will be presented.

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