At this year’s Language World conference, there will be a focus on CLIL.
On Friday, there will be The thrill of CLIL! with Nadine Chadier. At St Jérôme Bilingual Primary where Nadine works, KS1 pupils learn Geography, Art and P.E. with embedded ICT through all subjects solely in French. Having created the curriculum and scheme of work from scratch, Nadine will share tips and trips to inspire teachers to take risks and reap the rich rewards of CLIL.
On Saturday, Sara Montero and Noelia Rivas will deliver CLIL: guidance and practical examples. This session will introduce the principles of CLIL, show examples of how this approach is implemented in two different schools and provide practical examples in form of activities in French and Spanish.
During the conference, there will also be an introduction to the ELAPSE project – a KA2 ERASMUS+ funded project led by ALL Corporate Member, LFEE Europe. As well as ALL, partners include the University of Vienna, l’Académie de Montpellier, CAFI in Xunta de Galicia and Centro de Formación del Profesorado en Idiomas in Castilla y Leon.
ELASPE (Embedding Languages Across Primary and Secondary Education) aims to develop primary and secondary language teachers’ awareness of CLIL and soft CLIL methodology transnationally and build teachers’ confidence and expertise to adopt a cross-curricular approach to the planning and delivery of language lessons. It will involve the creation of a good practice guide as well as resources for upper primary and lower secondary teachers of English, French, German and Spanish as additional languages while focusing on Literacy, Numeracy, STEM subjects, Health and Wellbeing and cross-curricular activities. There will also be an online course and training opportunities for teachers in participating countries.
For further information on the ELAPSE project, please visit the project website and follow the project @EUelapse.
If you are attending Language World 2019, the Association for Language Learning’s annual conference on the 22-23 March in Loughborough, please visit the ELAPSE stand in the exhibition to learn more about the project. Whether you’re an experienced CLIL practitioner or would like to trial soft CLIL in your classroom, we would love to hear from you.