Future for Languages as a Medium for Education (FLAME) was an initiative led by the Association to support the integration of language learning with other curriculum subjects.

FLAME welcomed members from all parts of society, and all teachers in primary and secondary schools with an interest in combining languages with other subjects, whether bringing subject topics into language lessons, teaching subject modules or teaching one or more whole subjects through a language other than English.

•Provided advice and support for schools interested in setting up a CLIL or bilingual learning initiative
•Created cross-curricular learning modules enabling the sharing of resources
•Offered workshops at ALL's Language World Conference and other ALL events
•Published articles about CLIL in ALL's Languages Today magazine and the Language Learning Journal
•Arranged open classroom events to see cross-curricular language learning in action.

FLAME also:
•Collaborated in research about cross-curricular language learning in the UK
•Raised awareness of CLIL and bilingual learning to a wider audience

About our resources:

ALL has also been instrumental in setting up resource banks for language teachers, for example CLIL4Teachers, a one- stop website for teachers interested in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

Getting involved:

ALL was a principal partner in the ERASMUS + KA2 funded project ELAPSE. ELAPSE aims to develop primary and secondary language teachers’ awareness of CLIL and soft CLIL methodology. An array of practical resources, a good practice guide and instructional videos have been created transnationally in French, German, Spanish, and English for teachers to use with language learners. The focus is on the transition between Primary and Secondary phases across all four languages and the 20 subject resources.

For further information, access to the resources, lesson plans, good practice guide and instructional videos please click here.


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