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►ME Research UK


Useful links, resources and networks


School Sites

►Anglia School is a language school specialising in immersive education for young chldren based in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
►Very practical advice from a teacher at the Frankfurt International School on how to work with students learning the curriculum through the English language.
►IES Sanchez Lastra School Site, Spain
 I met a colleague from this school who presented about their innovative and collaborative cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning. A lot of their resources are available here.

Country Sites

►The website for the Basque multilingual curriculum project.  The site has free access to six years of English-medium curriculum materials from primary through secondary.  This site gets a FACTWorld smiley!
►The website for the Austrian network of vocational schools.
 This is a quiet but very significant organization with a large conference  dedicated to ESP, Bilingual Education and CLIL. The organization has had a CLIL section since 2007. Andreas Baernthaler is the CLIL coordinator.
►The Website describes a CLIL Project originating from Lombardia, Northern Italy gives outline for teacher training module for CLIL:
►There are many German perspectives on CLIL and the links I have had on this site seem to be short-lived, so I'm posting a link to a bilingual forum where you can find information 'from the horses mouth', so to speak.
►Dutch site for international education
►Dutch site for network of bilingual schools

Sites related to literacy and CLIL

►ELIAS - Early language and intercultural acquisition studies
►NALDIC - The (UK) National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum
Look at the events page (
Look at the links page ( there are links to language service providers around the UK and some of them have catalogues of resources for sale (e.g., Hounslow have some very good resources like the Bilingual Learners and Secondary History which is available through their catalogue
BLEN is the Bilingualism and languages/literacies education network 
The Languages Company Organization set up to support the delivery of the UK National Languages Strategy. They have a statement referring to CLIL on their website.
The Collaborative Learning Project
'We develop and disseminate accessible talk-for-learning activities in all subject areas and for all ages.'
Project resources:
Goldsmiths University Multilingual Learning website

Global sites on education

Trends in International Maths and Science Survey (TIMMS)
I've been following this survey for the last decade to see how the countries I work are doing in education compared to others. It's a useful snap shot site to go to to find out how your country is doing in not just Maths and Science, but other subjects. You can even get your students to compare themselves with the survey results for the US and rest of the world in some subjects by going to the Dare to Compare link.
Jim Cummins website
Bilingual education guru
UNESCO periodically produce reports on the state of education around the world. Thought-provoking reading.
Link to YouTube clips of Dr Ofelia Garcia on translanguaging
NALDIC is releasing an edited version of Prof Ofelia Garcia of City University New York's talk given at the recent NALDIC conference on YouTube.
Entitled 'Reimagining bilingualism in education for the 21st century' she introduces the notion of 'translanguaging', which offers a radical re-conceptualisation of bilingualism with major implications for classroom practice.
There will be five parts in all and they will be released on a (roughly) weekly basis.
The first part is now available:
History of Education in England
I came across this site while looking for a complete copy of the Bullock report which I found here. It's a treasure chest of documents on education in the UK. A Language for Life, The Bullock Report (1975)
The Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition.
I came across this site when looking for an article on language and learning and it was available here. Feels like I should keep my eye on organizations working on thinking and learning like this one. 

Resource sites - General

Part of Annenberg Media ( - Teacher professional development and teacher resources across the curriculum. I came to look at the interactive animations, but there is much more that that to this huge resource.
You might also be interested in the archives of teacher learning modules with video resources on teaching different subjects.
The example I looked briefly was to do with Chemical Reactions, is not CLIL specifically, but highly usable:
A resource centre for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
I went here to look at the SMILE Maths Cards which in themselves are an outstanding resource.
Video conferences for schools
What a wonderful idea! I've come across video conferencing for Science Across the World with Flashmeeting but haven't come across a system for schools which offers curriculum focused video conferencing - here Maths. There are sessions which links Maths with the rest of the curriculum including a couple on Maths and languages.

Resource sites - Science

Science in Schools.
Project hub for schools interested in science projects and is in multiple languages.
Getting Practical.
Site aimed at improving practical work in school science. I found it because it had a sample to a book called 'Language of Measurement' which is on sale at the Association for Science Education Booksales section of the association website
Science Across the World
A number of things.  It's a community of schools and potential partners (over 8000 of them at last count).  It's a bank of 20 topic resources in general Science areas such as Health, Diet, Environment.  It's a place to find exchange project resources and partners working in multiple languages.  Many of the topics have language teaching notes.  It's the bees knees and a good place to start if you're new to integrating content and language and would like ready-made materials to work with. 
This site gets a FACTWorld smiley!
The British Biotechnology and Biological research council has great resources free in the ‘downloads’ section.  Gene Kelly was born here in the section on Genetics for kids.
he Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council.  Go to ‘public and schools’ and ‘free publications’ for wonderful wall posters on Space with teachers’ notes.
The Association for Science Education in the UK has some wonderful resources on it.  Go to for 6 Science Year CDs with links to thousands of pages of materials, software, drama, video and more and also go to the UPD8 link for science lessons based on the latest news stories.  This site gets a FACTWorld smiley!
Kassel Seminar
Page of resources based on a seminar in Kassel focused on science and ethical questions.
There is a good collection of links to video clips of representatives from all sides giving their opinion on ethical issues / religion / science.
Educational software for Science was pointed by Egbert in Kassel, thanks Egbert!
I've just been informed that illuminated-ed are looking to set up a network of international debates on ethical issues in science. Get in touch with them if you are interested!
Chemical and Engineering News
The Royal Society of Chemistry
I went here looking for information about numbers of students learning chemistry.
Here it is:

Resource sites - Maths

The National Library for Virtual Mathematics. Nice applets for visualising concepts in Maths.
The Freudenthal Institute website has many applets suitable for use in a range of maths topics.
+Plus magazine ... living mathematics
I like this site as it's all about Maths in everyday life, which is always going to be useful when working with young people, i.e., getting them to relate their Maths to the world around them.
►Emaths - I came across this site from a discussion about subject-specific word lists. English-Arabic maths vocabulary, for example.
Specialists in rich mathematics
The curriculum maps are very useful on this site, matching maths areas with thinking and processes. It's a relatively small step to add language onto maps like these. If you teach Maths through English as a foreign language and think these maps are useful for you but need some language indicators and feel like giving it a go and need some help, I'd be happy to lend a hand.
I found this link to the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics from the emaths website and am putting a link here simply because it makes sense to have it advertised here.  This is the national network for teachers of Maths in the UK, lots of information about events, and there is also a discussion forum.  Some discussion on EAL students.
Topic-based mathsResources turn up like this one which is a recipe book for teaching maths through a topic-based approach which is also a great way to develop language in the subject.
Maths Site from Christophe Derambure in France
There are a number of items including a collection of sample courses in Maths and a collection of YouTube videos on Maths topics, plus some tasks to accompany the clips.
Live Maths UK
Paid website, with numerous free samples of animation and audio recordings of Maths tuition.
Paper Models of Polyhedra
I came across this site by chance, but had to stick the link here as what it provides (shapes and shapes and shapes) is a great free resource.
TISME (The Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education)
TISME aims to find new ways to encourage children and young people to greater participation, engagement, achievement and understanding of Science and Mathematics. Interesting looking initiative I came across in February 2011. Can't see any focus on the language of these subjects but one of the research projects does highlight concept development as a focus for research, possibly promising.
Mr Barton Maths
Described by Maths teachers as the Maths teachers' website

Resource sites - Geography

Came across this while searching for data about young people and health. Didn't find what I wanted here, but I know this site will come in handy for other statistics.
Just about the clearing house for Geography topics, resources and ideas.  The place to go for Geography related stuff of all kinds.
Tool for promoting geography called Geocube and is available free. Geocube is based on the Rubic cube, i.e. on its 6 sides it has 9 topics each.
This site isn't just Geography, but it's based on maps so I put it here. I found this site when looking for maps of Vespucci's journeys. I like the history maps of Europe from year 1 to 2000.

US pronunciation
Has both GB and US pronunciation
US Pronunciation
GB pronunciation
Eckart Klein, Bilinguales Wцrterbuch Biologie (Deutsch-Englisch,
Englisch-Deutsch, mit phonetischer Transkription)
Hrg. Verband deutscher Biologen

Papers and articles related to CLIL

The Guardian
The Guardian ran a debate in 2005 at the IATEFL Conference in Cardiff on the future of language education and more generally about Content and Language Integrated Learning which can still be followed here (NB - if the link doesn't work, try doing a search from the Guardian weekly site):
►The OneStopEnglish site offers a short outline of what CLIL is
►Interesting Blog personal opinion on CLIL
►A Slovak paper on CLIL Teacher Training provision
►Content of MA diploma at Nottingham University where CLIL TT is offered
►Research on CLIL from Finland
►The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction USA.
►The Latin American Journal for Content and Language Integrated Learning

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching – a group of 3500 (as of Nov 2014) colleagues to share with, materials, information.  Teachers of all subjects all over the world working in many languages.
The English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme).  This is the biggest electronic network of teachers that I know of with around 20,000 teachers globally.  It's quick and easy to join the lists from this site.
The Association Europeenne D'Enseignants (European Association of Teachers)
The European Network of Language Teacher Associations
This site was set up to support the work of CLIL teachers, networking, information, development, you name it, it claims to be here somewhere and it's free to join:
The CLIL Matrix
An audit of what is going on in CLIL around Europe and offers the visitor a real-time self CLIL test which provides descriptors so you know who and what you are in the CLIL world:

Other useful sites

has a very useful section called 'Learning' which has links to a vast range of curriculum-related and educational websites and resources.  This site gets a FACTWorld smiley! ☻
I came to this website looking for mini projects for the language classroom and building paper bridges was just the thing I was after.
Paper airplanes
Very useful simple site with all you need to build 24 paper planes. You get instructions, video clips and ideas. Perfect for carrying out short projects on testing a group of planes, observation, modification and presentation in the classroom.
DLTK's Sites
I came looking for stuff that I could entertain my two-year old with on a long trip. A good find!
The Colouring Book
It says what it is.
Making the News
An online forum for publishing students' work.  At the moment, Oct 2006, the focus is on Climate Change and there are a number of student articles available.
ESP World
A web-based journal on English for Specific purposes with many articles on a wide range of issues in this field.  Good place to look for research work and discussion on ESP.
►International Children's Digital Library
Not CLIL but great nevertheless. Am looking for materials to use with my daughter. This is a great archive of stories for children. Many thanks to ICDL for setting this up!
Enchanted Learning
For those of you interested in a website where you can find just about every visual you can imagine for a learning purpose in different subjects, contribution to pay for access to materials.  Very simple, but so very useful.  Worth every penny!.   This site gets a FACTWorld smiley! ☻
CmapTools from The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is a lovely tool for creating concept maps, but with the added attraction that you can embed language along the branches as well, and not just put words in the cells. Mmm, I can see diagrams of sentences here... This site gets a
FACTWorld smiley! ☻
An open software social networking site where you can build your own mind maps and then share them with the community in XMind.
World of Teaching
A website archive for PowerPoint presentations. There are hundreds and hundreds of them. It's run voluntarily and on a non-profit basis, though you can buy CDs with the PPTs and / or make a contribution.
BC Kids
My daughter loves this site. She asks to go back to Anansi and Intsy Wintsy quite a lot, stories and songs, am sure that soon she'll be into the games too.
There are many reasons to visit the NASA website, but one particular reason for me is the image gallery there. All things space and much more, and very useful for producing your own lesson materials.
Website has nothing to do with CLIL but is a fun way of creating word clouds of any text you like. Word size is related to frequency. I sometimes present clouds of words in Wordles to my students and get them to work in small groups to recreate the context the words come from based on what they see in the cloud. Good way of putting related words in one place in a random order.
Wonder How To
This site has just about every instructional video you can imagine. I found it looking for English materials to do with arts and crafts for a colleague in Austria. The video recordings have very useful process language, step-by-step, sequenced ideas etc.
Primary Resources UK
EAL-Bilingual list in the UK throws up some good resources. This one is an archive of school to home letters in multiple languages.