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The CLIL website set up by Macmillan in October 2008


Simply put, there is a lot available for content teachers looking for materials which support the language of their subject. At the same time, there is plenty for the language teacher looking for interesting accessible content for the English lessons.

I'll add an update here each time there is a new upload on the website with an outline of the main things you can find.

2011 takes a new direction on onestopclil with a monthly CLIL Picks selection of related resources on the site, and also Your CLIL a cross curricular language audit offering a summary of key phrases and structures from language function areas in Secondary Science and Geography. I'll add to this list as the resources are published, so far free, so get them while you can! Functions covered so far include:

Attributing: Geography
Attributing: Science

Cause and effect: Geography
Cause and effect: Science

Classification: Geography

Classification: Science

Comparisons: Geography

Comparisons: Science

Hypothesis: Geography

Hypothesis: Science

Line graphs: Geography

Line graphs: Science

Measuring: Geography

Measuring: Science

Process: Geography

Process: Science

Compounds: Geography

Compounds: Science

Roots: Geography (Geography lesson on Agriculture with a focus on root words)


The December 2010 update has gone up on onestopclil. Take a peak here.

The November 2010 update to onestopclil is now live. Key things to look for are described here.

The October 2010 update is live on You can see a summary here.

The update for September 2010 is now live. Take a glimpse here.

The update for July 2010 is available. Here's a summary of what's on offer.

The June 2010 onestopclil update is now live. Take a look here.

The May update for 2010 on onestopclil is now live. Take a look here.

The April 2010 update to is online. Take a look here.

The March 2010 update to is available. Here's a peek at what there is.

The February 2010 update to is now live, take a look what there is here.

The January 2010 update to is now online, read more here

The December 2009 update to is now online and you can read all the news by taking this link.

The October 2009 update to is now online and you can take a look at what's available here.

The September 2009 update to is now online and there is a summary of what to expect here.

Dear colleagues,


The June issue of CLIL Teacher on is live and includes:


- A summary of the IATEFL Young Learner Special Interest Group (SIG) discussion on CLIL, entitled CLIL revisited.

- There is a methodology article from Dr. Brian Bielenberg entitled Implementing CLIL: Dangers of a top-down only approach

- There is a report on the English Trust for European Education conference Conference: Changing Schools for a Changing Europe from Stefka Kitanova 

- There is a link to Cafe CLIL discussion which deals with assessment in CLIL.

- There are new experiements to try out from the Science Museum in London adapted for foreign language learners.


It's been a busy and productive school year on the site. I for one can't wait to see what 2010 brings!

Best wishes and enjoy the summer,



June 30th 2009

Dear colleagues,

The May Issue of 'CLIL Teacher' at has now gone live and has a
very international flavour to it. My editorial on the content can be read here.

We have a comparison of bilingual education and CLIL in Argentina, a report from
the classroom from two teachers in Finland, a perspective on teaching music
through English from a colleague in the Czech Republic, a methodology article on
the INEBI and BHINEBI programmes from the Basque country.

There are a lot of new materials this month:

There is an article on using video in the classroom.
There is a report on the Milan Young Learners Conference.
There is a winner of the lesson share compeition and you can download the
winning lessons.
There are links to footage from the CLIL panel at IATEFL Cardiff as well as
interviews with colleagues at the event.
There are integrated skills lessons including listening on Art and Drawing,
Computers, Nutrition, Environment, Business.
There are question loop activities for Science for both young learners and
secondary students.

Very best wishes

May 25th 2009