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CLIL Projects for ELT

CLIL projects for English lessons

There's a page on this site which has an outline of a workshop on this topic as well as a video walk through of the slides and also a book of ideas on CLIL for English Lessons: http://www.factworld.info/en/FACTWorld-Journal-15 

Lots of language teachers are always looking for meaningful contexts to place their language learning. Head for the content curriculum and see what you can pinch. It's full of glorious content, skills and language!

How?
A great way to bring content into the language classroom is to get students, much as ethnographers do, to investigate their own lives and the world around them. Do this with themes and topics from the content curriculum, then find a partner to exchange with and you are on to a winner!
 
What?
Science Across the World www.scienceacross.org) is a fabulous resource to help you get started. In brief, SAW was set up in the 1990s to get classrooms investigating science in their daily lives in order to exchange results with classrooms in other countries in a common language.

Ideas in the curriculum for doing an exchange - Project topics
Get ideas from the project work of others - Sample exchange forms
Get ideas for working with project topics - Project books Ethical English and Share Your World are in 'publications' and given as links below.
Get ideas from a working exchange from beginning to end - Diary of a school exchange.
 
Why?
Students look at an aspect of their lives locally, for example they look at what food they consume in their family. The students collect information about the same theme nationally. Then the students work with a partner school to exchange data internationally and globally. This allows students to look at their lives (and the scientific issue) in a world context while at the same time gives them an audience for their work in a foreign language.
 
Don't just stick to SAW, use the model to apply to any area of your curriculum. Investigate History locally, Economics too and exchange data with a partner globally.
 
When?
You can do as much, or as little as you like. Find a spot in your calendar, curriculum and get started.
 
Where?
You can find partners in many places.
FACTWorld is one good place to look (Factworld @ Yahoogroups)
eTwinning is another even though it is a European portal, there are lots of contacts and ideas here.
http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/index.htm
 
Remember! - Investigate Locally, Exchange Globally