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Café CLIL - A place to come and talk about (and listen to) the issues.

 

The recordings you will find here are all from volunteers interested in the area of foreign language medium education.  The Café CLIL discussions began in December 2008, simply as a way of promoting sharing and discussion of the issues related to work in the area of Content and Language Integrated Learning in a relaxed atmosphere.  Hence the name, Café CLIL.  So, get yourself a cuppa, tea, coffee, or whatever you prefer, and join us.

Discussions so far (from first to latest):

- Getting started

- The Ideal CLIL Teacher

- CLIL TT

- The CLIL Debate

- Dialogue between language and content

- Assessment in CLIL

- Use of L1 in the CLIL Classroom

- Skills for CLIL: Reading

- Supporting Talk in Content Subjects

- Teacher Collaboration for CLIL

- Language of Content: Chemistry Acid Rain

- Language of Maths - Averages

- Young Learners and CLIL

- Re-defining CLIL

- Two languages in the CLIL classroom

- Hard and Soft CLIL Teacher Skills

- English in the Wider World

- Moving to English-medium Education

Café CLIL

Discussion 18: Moving to English-medium Education


Recent developments around the world in terms of English-medium education, the question of 'legality' when young people are taught through another language, and tips and advice for anyone (read any school systems) thinking of going English-mediu.

06.12.11 (17.30-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 18: Moving to English-medium Education

Participants for Café CLIL 18:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host - Bulgaria)
JC - John Clegg (UK)
DN - Dennis Newson (Germany)
LS - Lida Schoen (Holland)
N C-S - Noreen Caplen-Spence - (UK)
EW - Egbert Weisheit (Germany)
AF - Anka Thillm Fehling (Germany)
LD - Lyubov Dombeva (Bulgaria)
J+LM - John and Liz Macmahon (UK)
PT - Patti Trimborn (Spain)
WA- Wendy Arnold (UK)
AB - Andreas Baernthaler (Austria)
Café CLIL

Discussion 17: English in the Wider World


This discussion has come from suggestions from colleagues that English is no longer a school subject but is a life skill that people employ around the world in their everyday lives beyond the classroom walls.

18.05.11 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 17 - English in the Wider World
Participants for Café CLIL 17:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host - Bulgaria)
JC - John Clegg (UK)
DN - Dennis Newson (Germany)
LS - Lida Schoen (Holland)
N C-S - Noreen Caplen-Spence - (Qatar)
EW - Egbert Weisheit (Germany)
Café CLIL

Discussion 16: Hard and Soft CLIL Teacher Skills


This discussion revolves around the issue of dealing with more than one language in the CLIL classroom. It's a theme which is chosen specifically to contrast with a total immersion approach.

16.02.11 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 16 - Hard and Soft CLIL Teacher Skills
Participants confirmed so far for Café CLIL 16:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, BG)

LS - Lida Schoen (Holland)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

AB - Andreas Baernthaler (Austria)

EW - Egbert Weisheit (Germany)
Café CLIL

Discussion 15: Two Languages in the CLIL Classroom


This discussion revolves around the issue of dealing with more than one language in the CLIL classroom. It's a theme which is chosen specifically to contrast with a total immersion approach.

12.01.11 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 15 - Two languages
Participants confirmed so far for Café CLIL 15:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, BG)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

PT - Patti Trimborn (SP)

WA - Wendy Arnold (UK)

AB - Andreas Baernthaler (AU)

LD'A - Lauretta D'Angelo (IT)

Café CLIL

Discussion 14: Re-defining CLIL (Defining CLIL again)

This discussion is a revisit to CLIL terminology, methodology and contexts based on developments over the last two years of Café CLIL discussion.

17.11.10 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 14: Redefining CLIL
Confirmed so far in Café CLIL 14:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, Bulgaria)

PR - Peach Richmond (Switzerland)

LD'A - Lauretta D'Angelo (Italy)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

AB - Andreas Baernthaler (Austria)

PT - Patti Trimborn (Spain)

LS - Lida Schoen (Holland)

PB - Phil Ball (Spain)

PE - Paul East (Germany)

Café CLIL

Discussion 13: Content and Language Integrated Learning and Young Learners

An important theme which focuses entirely on issues related to integrating the curriculum and foreign languages with young learners. Am sure there will be a lot of debate with this theme.

16.09.10 (18.00-19.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 13: Young Learners and CLIL

Confirmed so far in Cafe CLIL 13:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, Bulgaria)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

AB - Andreas Baernthaler (Austria)

WA - Wendy Arnold (UK)

PT - Patti Trimborn (Spain)

EW - Egbert Weisheit (Germany)

PR - Peach Richmond (Switzerland)

LD'A - Lauretta D'Angelo (Italy)

Café CLIL

Discussion 12: The language of content - Mathematics Topic (Averages: Data Handling)

Reporting back on conferences and meetings; discussion on the language of the Mathematics topic Averages: Data Handling, demands on learners, strategies and techniques for dealing with this language in the CLIL classroom.

15.06.10 (17.30-18.30 Central EU time)

Discussion 12: The language of content - Mathematics

Confirmed so far in Cafe CLIL 12:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, Bulgaria)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

LS - Lida Schoen (Holland)

AB - Andreas Baernthaler (Austria)

SL - Sandra Losbichler (Austria)

Café CLIL

Discussion 11: The language of content - Chemistry Topic (Acid rain)

(Reporting back on conferences and meetings; discussion on the language of the chemistry topic acid rain, demands on learners, strategies and techniques for dealing with this language in the CLIL classroom.)

18.05.10 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 11: The language of content - Chemistry

Confirmed so far in Café CLIL 11:

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, Bulgaria)

LD'A - Lauretta D'Angelo (Italy)

PR - Peach Richmond (Switzerland)

LS - Luis Strasser (Austria)

SW - Steve Watts (Czech Republic)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

EW - Egbert Weisheit (Germany)

AB - Andreas Baernthaler (Austria)

Discussion 10: CLIL suggests an integration of subject and language - How can we get teachers collaborating?

(Reporting back on conferences and meetings; discussion on strategies and techniques for encouraging collaboration and integration in teaching and learning.)

10.03.10 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 10: How can we get teachers collaborating?

 
Confirmed so far in Café CLIL 10:

EW - Egbert Weisheit (Germany)

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, Bulgaria)

BM - Bernd Morlock (Germany)

LS - Lida Schoen (Holland)

LD'A - Lauretta D'Angelo (Italy)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

PR - Peach Richmond (Switzerland)

AT - Adrian Tennant (UK)

 

Discussion 09: Supporting Talk in Content Subjects

(Reporting back on conferences and meetings; discussion on strategies and techniques for supporting talk in the CLIL classroom)

11.12.09 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 09: Supporting Talk in Content Subjects

 

Confirmed so far for Café CLIL 09:

BM - Bernd Morlock (Germany)

KK - Keith Kelly (Host, Bulgaria)

JC - John Clegg (UK)

LS - Lida Schoen (Holland)

LD - Lyubov Dombeva (Bulgaria)

PR - Peach Richmond (Switzerland)

SK - Stefka Kitanova (Bulgaria)

 

Discussion 08: Skills for CLIL: Reading

28.10.09 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 08: Skills for CLIL: Reading

(Reporting back on conferences and meetings; discussion on strategies and techniques for developing reading skills in the CLIL classroom)

Participants (confirmed so far):

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Lauretta D'Angelo, Italy

Bernd Morlock, Germany

John Clegg, UK

Adrian Tennant, UK

Peach Richmond, Switzerland

Lyubov Dombeva, Bulgaria

Stefka Kitanova, Bulgaria

   
Discussion 07: Use of L1 in the CLIL Classroom

19.09.09 (17.00-18.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 07_Use of L1

(Reporting back on conferences and meetings; discussion on use of the mother tongue in the CLIL classroom)

Participants:

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Lauretta D'Angelo, Italy

Bernd Morlock, Germany

John Clegg, UK

 

Discussion 06: Assessment in CLIL

10.06.09 (18.00-19.00 Central EU time)

Discussion 06_Assessment in CLIL

(Reporting back on conferences and meetings; discussion on assessment and testing in CLIL)

Participants:

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Sabine Sauerwein, Germany

Peach Richmond, Switzerland

Lauretta D'Angelo, Italy

Lyubov Dombeva, Bulgaria

Adrian Tennant, UK

 

 

Discussion 05: Dialogue between language and content

06.05.09 (17.00 central EU time)

Discussion 05_dialogue between language and content

(Reporting back on conferences; Question forms in the classroom; CLIL teacher training)

 

Participants:

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Lauretta D'Angelo, Italy

Peach Richmond, Switzerland

Sabine Sauerwein, Germany

Cristiana Ziraldo, Italy

Lyubov Dombeva, Bulgaria 

 

Discussion 04: The CLIL Debate

03.04.09

Discussion 04_CLIL_Debate

CLIL: Complementing or Compromising English Language Teaching?

 

Participants:

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Egbert Weisheit, Germany

Lyubov Dombeva, Bulgaria

John Clegg, UK

Discussion 03: CLIL TT

27.02.09

Discussion 03_CLIL_Content_TT

(What goes into a training course for content CLIL teachers?)

Participants:

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Lauretta D'Angelo, Italy

Peach Richmond, Switzerland

Egbert Weisheit, Germany

Lida Schoen, Holland

 

Discussion 02: The Ideal CLIL Teacher

22.01.09

Discussion_02_Ideal_CLIL_Teacher

 

Participants:

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Bernd Morlock, Germany

Lauretta D'Angelo, Italy

Peach Richmond, Switzerland

Discussion 01: Getting started

19.12.08

Discussion_01: Getting started

Participants:

Keith Kelly, Bulgaria (host)

Bernd Morlock, Germany

Lauretta D'Angelo, Italy

We're sort of setting dates and times now after our meetings.  I'll post them here after each recording so that you can see when they are due to take place.  

 

If you'd like to get involved in these discussions, just drop me a line (keithpkelly@yahoo.co.uk) with an indication of preferred date, time and topic(s) in order of preference.  Please also include a short text about your work background and interest in CLIL to be published on this site.  Please note also that all discussion will be recorded and published here after the meeting.  Skype offers a maximum conference number of 24, so there's room for more, though I'm not sure we'll practically manage so many colleagues talking at once!

20.05.11

 


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