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CLIL-ReN Symposium in Sevilla, Spain: April 4-5, 2014. [Updated!]

Thanks to an invitation from the organisers of the AESLA conference 2014, the AILA CLIL Research Network will organise a symposium in Seville, Spain in April 2014.

The symposium will start on Fri, April 4 (18.30-20h) with a Round Table Discussion on “CLIL and Social Change”, organised in collaboration with the AESLA conference. Right after the roundtable, a visit to the Reales Alcazares will be organized, for which the Roundtable participants are kindly invited (food and drinks not included).

The CLIL ReN Symposium proper will take place on Sat, April 5 (9h-17h). The main focus of this symposium is Beyond CLIL: The impact of CLIL on non-CLIL teaching and learning

1.CLIL and foreign language teaching: How does CLIL affect foreign language teaching in different national and cultural contexts?
2.CLIL and non-CLIL across contexts: How does CLIL affect non-CLIL/L1 content teaching in different subjects?
3.CLIL and learner content achievement: How does CLIL impact on content education in terms of practices, processes and outcomes?

We have selected ten high-quality papers for the symposium. Titles and abstracts can be found here.

Participants of the CLIL ReN symposium do not need to register for the AESLA conference if they only wish to attend the Round Table on “CLIL and Social Change” on Friday and the CLIL ReN Symposium on Saturday. Participating in the Round Table and Symposium is free of charge. Lunch will be offered during the Saturday symposium. You only need to register via the form below, by March 2nd. The maximum numer of participants is 40.

For those arriving early: on Thursday evening at 20h the conference dinner will take place, including a flamenco show. You can register for dinner at

If you want to attend the full AESLA conference, you should register at

— Update: 04/03/2014 —

Thanks to an overwhelming interest the symposium has reached the maximum number of participants and further registration has been closed. It is still possible to register for the Round Table on Friday, which can be done via the form below.

You can also find an updated program for the weekend here and a map detailing the location of the various venues, as well as details for further information on transport and accommodation.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Sevilla.


Best regards,

Rick de Graaff, Pat Moore, Ute Smit

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CLIL Methodology for Teachers in Higher Education

7 – 11 July 2014

A CLIL (content and language integrated learning) methodology course for teachers and lecturers working through English in higher education (HE). The course is for people who would like to improve their CLIL methodology skills. Participants will develop and improve their understanding, expertise and skills related to CLIL in higher education. See also this flyer.

In higher education around the world today there are increasing numbers of teachers and lecturers who are expected to teach their subject through the medium of English. For students and teachers for whom English is an additional language this raises a range of important issues. CLIL (content and language integrated learning) methodology can provide the necessary tools that higher education teachers and lecturers need to guide understanding and support the learning of their students. This course is for teachers and lecturers in any subject teaching through English in higher education. Read more »

Recent Publications

Content and Language Integrated Learning: Language Policy and Pedagogical Practice

International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 2013, 16 (4), guest edited by Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe.

Irish and Modern languages

Áine Furlong, Brendan MacMahon and Sinéad NI Ghuidhir, (2012). ‘Irish and Modern languages: A Collaborative journey in Initial Teacher Education’

Revista de Padres y Maestos

Revista de Padres y Maestos, February 2013, number 349 is dedicated to bilingual education. (ed. by Michele C. Guerrini). Articles in English and Spanish.