CLILSupport for teachers of CLIL, including classroom activities and articles. If you're new to CLIL, start off with this introductory article: How to do it.

CLIL PSHE Heathy living

This activity for primary pupils follows on from the CLIL PSHE healthy eating activity, here:
It aims to encourage pupils to think about how to live healthily and gives speaking practice while working on adverbs of frequency.

CLIL History: The causes of the Second World War

This is a listening activity based on this recording from the BBC. The listening is at intermediate/upper intermediate level. Right click and select 'Save target as…' to save the MP3 to your computer. You can find more similar recordings here.

CLIL PSHE: Healthy eating

This activity aims to develop primary pupils’ understanding of healthy, balanced eating and provides practice of basic food vocabulary and the present simple tense. It also has cross-curricular links to PE.

CLIL PE: Football training

This activity uses a football training video from the BBC to help secondary pupils improve their football at the same time as their English listening skills. If you are interested in football, don’t forget the excellent Premier Skills website, although this is more general English than PE/CLIL related.

CLIL RE: Introduction to Hinduism

This is an information gap activity using a text about Hinduism to teach basic concepts about that faith and also improve vocabulary related to RE. Spelling names is also practised here. It is suitable for secondary pupils at pre-intermediate level or above.

CLIL Maths: Basic numeracy

This activity for young primary pupils is designed to work on basic numeracy skills whilst communicating in English.

CLIL Citizenship: Recycling

As citizens of a world with limited resources we all need to think about how best to use these resources, whether we are in the developed world or the developing world. This activity will help pupils think more about recycling at home and at school. It is aimed at older primary or younger secondary pupils.

CLIL Music: World music

This activity uses samples of world music available from the BBC and helps primary or secondary pupils identify where different styles of music come from. I have suggested seven different samples of music but there are 13 available in total so you might prefer to use different ones.


CLIL – how to do it

If you've not worked in CLIL before, this article will give you a point to start from, in terms of both learners and materials. TeachingEnglish is currently growing its CLIL resources, and you can find more articles and activities on this page:

CLIL: A lesson framework

In the first of these articles, Content and Language Integrated Learning, I gave an introduction to this field. In this second article I will look more closely at how CLIL is realised in the classroom and suggest a framework for planning CLIL lessons.

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