CLIL Maths: Basic numeracy

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


Science in Schools - Electricity and lightning workshop: making a news report

In this lesson, learners prepare a journalist role play for a news report interview using role cards to support the language, structure and content. They then observe each other’s groups and use the peer assessment table to give feedback.

Science in Schools

Science in Schools – Electricity and lightning workshop: aircraft design

In this lesson, learners start by discussing the painting of ‘The Fall of Icarus’ and two proverbs on flying. They are introduced to aircraft material vocabulary and compare a glider to an Airbus using their knowledge of the comparative form. They discuss what would happen if the respective aircraft were struck by lightning. They carry out an interactive activity describing images of aircraft being struck by lightning using prepositional phrases. Learners finish with a ‘true/false’ exercise to check their understanding of the lesson.


Science in Schools – Electricity and lightning workshop: what is lightning?

In this lesson, learners are introduced to the science subject area of electricity and different types of lightning via a multi-media, communicative approach.


CLIL PSHE: Healthy living

This activity for primary pupils 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 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.



Keith Kelly: COOP E-CLIL Collaboration between language teachers and subject teachers

This article describes a training event for CLIL teachers in Salzburg Austria, in November 2015 with a focus on CLIL cooperation between language teachers and subject teachers. All of the 100 participant teachers were from Technical and Vocational High Schools (HTLs) around Austria.


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: www.teachingenglish.org.uk/clil.


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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