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Session Title: "CLIL: Using Technology for Content and Language Integrated Learning"




Session Outline


CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning -- has a huge impact on teaching/learning, with great advantages both for the foreign language and for subjects which are taught in that language.


The teaching of a subject through a foreign language is becoming an integrated part of the secondary school curriculumin many countries. In light of this reform, the role of teacher training is essential. 

This EVO session is aimed at spreading CLIL methodology, combining teaching strategies and technical tools and eliciting reflections and discussions among teachers from all over the world. It is important to share good practices from the different countries and learn from other colleagues through synchronous and asynchronous web meetings. 

Weekly webinars with national and international CLIL experts will be a highlight of this session, with each speaker moderating a follow-up discussion in the session forum.


A Moodle platform will be used for this session.

Target Audience


Primary and secondary school teachers 

  • Inexperienced teachers who want to implement a CLIL approach 
  • Experienced language teachers who want to learn about a CLIL approach and teach CLIL
  • Experienced subject teachers who want to teach their subject in English
  • Inexperienced and experienced teachers of sheltered instruction
  • Inexperienced and experienced teachers who implement a content-based/centered learning approach 


Session Objectives


By the end of the session, participants will have:


  • read about and discussed the theory, methodology and practice behind a CLIL approach 
  • considered how to plan CLIL class activities using the Internet and 2.0 web tools 
  • considered and discussed teaching and assessing learners studying through a CLIL approach
  • reflected upon their awareness of what CLIL is and on how to teach through it 


Interest Section Sponsors


TESOL: Computer-Assisted Language Learning IS, Secondary Schools IS, Elementary Education IS





This session is aimed at spreading CLIL methodology combining teaching strategies and technical tools, eliciting reflections and discussions among teachers from all over the world.


Weekly Outline


Week 1  (Jan 13 - 19, 2014)

Starting the journey 

Enrolling in the Moodle.

Introductions: sharing experiences with CLIL, comparing methodologies and strategies from all over the world.

  • Introduce yourself 
  • Checklist: "How CLIL are you?"
  • Read about Content and Language Integrated Learning: useful resources from the net
  • Share your experiences with CLIL 


Week 2  (Jan 20 - 26, 2014)

CLIL: surfing the net

Exploring the potential of Web 2.0 in the implementation of CLIL.
Participants will be guided through the exploration of some of the most powerful and effective webtools, inviting them to try their potential in a CLIL lesson.
Suggestions, ideas and formats will be given to work on a digital CLIL lesson plan.
Task: Guided tour through Web 2.0 and CLIL


Week 3    (Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2014)

Planning and implementing a CLIL path
Hints and suggestions about planning and implementing a CLIL path sciences or humanities.
Participants will be guided to explore some tools for planning a CLIL pathway and implementing it in the most effective way.
Task: Let’s work on a CLIL lesson plan.



Week 4     (Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2014)

Reading in CLIL 

Participants will be guided to explore the potential of extensive reading to conceive a CLIL lesson.
Books and ebooks can offer effective links to curricular subjects.
Task: Let’s work on extensive reading and CLIL


Week 5  (Feb 10 -16, 2014) 

CLIL repository
Participants will be guided to work in groups, in different curricular areas (science or humanities). They will find resources such as videos and other materials in order to build up a repository of good practices.

Task: Let’s work on a CLIL repository

Join this session


Sign up for the session starts on Jan 6th, 2013

The action starts on Jan 13th, 2014.


To join this group:


From January 6 to 12:



  1. Go to: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=22

     2.  Create your account. 

     3. An email will be immediately sent to your email address.

     4. Read your email, and click on the web link it contains.

     5. Your account will be confirmed and you will be logged in.

     6. Now, select the course you want to participate in. 

     7. Enrollment key: joinus14





Daniela Cuccurullo


Contract Professor of English language at the University of Naples and Secondary School teacher of English, teacher trainer, e-tutor, forum moderator and author of digital contents. 
Engaged in research on teaching English as a second language through multimedia and CALL/MALL/MALU, she is the author of essays on didactics and English literature, reviews and translations.

Email: danielacuccurullo at gmail dot com

Letizia Cinganotto


Teacher of English, teacher trainer and author of digital content.
At present, Letizia is working at the Ministry of Education, University and Research, dealing with issues relating to the Upper Secondary School Reform, with particular focus on foreign languages and on CLIL.
She has presented papers at national and international conferences.

Email: letizia.cinganotto at gmail dot com

In 2011 and 2012, Daniela and Letizia co-moderated the EVO session "PLEs and PNEs for Lifelong Learning Competencies."

Digital Media 

MOODLE (http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=22)


Other Technology Tools

wiki: http://mods-profiles.pbworks.com/w/page/70142463/Tech-CLIL_paths

tag cloud generator (wordle): http://www.wordle.net/

webquest generator: http://www.aula21.net/Wqfacil/webit.htm

photostory3: http://microsoft-photo-story.en.softonic.com/

exelearning: http://www.exelearning.it/

mindmapping generator: http://popplet.com/

timeline generator: http://www.dipity.com/

poster generator: http://www.glogster.com/

geolocalisation tool: http://www.communitywalk.com/

sticky notes generator: http://en.linoit.com/

a voice-based elearning tool: http://www.voxopop.com/

slide-show generator: http://slide.ly/?tid=1620

The Electronic Village Online is a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section



Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language, an international education association



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