The Research Network on Content and Language Integrated Learning and Immersion Classrooms (CLIL ReN) aims at joining expertise of CLIL researchers in language acquisition, language use, language pedagogy and subject pedagogy. >About CLIL-ReN

Symposium “Individual factors in CLIL teachers and learners” – 25 July 2017

We recently returned from the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During this congress the CLIL Research Network organised the symposium “Individual Factors in CLIL Teachers and Learners.” The symposium has been very successful: Interesting research was presented, ideas and suggestions for the next CLIL ReN term (2017 – 2020) were exchanged. In this article we present to you a report written by Russell Cross, some pictures and the powerpoint presentations to give an impression of the symposium.

Ana, Dominik, Tessa, Rick, Shigeru, Russell, Elisa

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Call for papers: special issue of the Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata – RILA

Researchers are  invited to submit papers on the topic of Content and Language (in general), and English Medium Instruction and CLIL (in particular) for a special issue of the Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata – RILA (Italian Journal of Applied Linguistics), eds. Ernesto Macaro (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) and Bruna Di Sabato (University of Naples, Suor Orsola Benincasa, Italy).

 More information:

We invite articles which consider second language education as a cross-curricular issue and we will accept studies which have a local perspective or provide a more global overview. Articles should adhere to the authors’ guidelines, and be written in English. All proposals will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Accepted articles will be required to have an abstract of a maximum of 120 words in both English and Italian and editorial assistance will be provided for the Italian abstract if needed.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • second language practices and transition between phases of education
  • the language of specific disciplines and its interaction between content and second language learning
  • cognitive issues related to content and second language learning
  • The professional development of teachers involved in:
  • English Medium Instruction
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning

Important deadlines

Send proposals: by December 2017;

Receive feedback: by April 2018;

 Send final versions of texts: by May 2018.

 Proposals should be sent to;; in Word format.


International Conference on Quality of Bilingual Programmes in Higher Education

The international conference on quality of bilingual programmes in higher education will be held from 10 to 12 May 2018 in Huelva, Spain.

This conference addresses all topics related to quality on bilingual programmes in higher education, such as educational policies, methodological procedures, language requirements, teacher training and support, etc.

The following keynote speakers are invited:

  • David Marsh (University of Jyváskylä, Finland)
  • Do Coyle (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Víctor Pavón (Universidad de Córdoba, Spain)
  • Emma Dafouz Milne (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • David Lasagabaster (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)

Researchers are invited to sumbit an abstract.

Abstracts can be sent here until 15 December 2017. More information on the conference and submission.

Relevant dates:
Abstracts uploading opening: 15/09/2017
Abstracts uploading closing: 15/12/2017
Acceptance notification: 25/01/2018
Final revision due: 01/02/2018
Final event schedule notification: 08/02/2018


ICLHE Association and 5th ICLHE Conference

We would like to highlight the Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education Association. The ICLHE has excisted since 1 January 2010 and is now a registered Association under Dutch law.

The ICLHE aims:

  • to provide a platform for the exchange of opinions, experiences, initiatives and research concerning the interface between content and language in higher education.
  • to take initiatives in order to stimulate the synergy from cooperation among members from different backgrounds and contexts.

More information can be found on the ICLHE’s website.

5th ICLHE conference

Moreover, 4-7 October 2017 the 5th ICLHE conference takes place in Copenhagen. The theme is ‘Integrating Content and Language at the Multilingual University’ and keynote speakers are: Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense Madrid), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen). The ICLHE Association will be formally approved at the General Assembly, held on 5 October during the conference.

More information on the programme and registration.


Recent Publications

Recent publications – September 2017

We would like to draw your attention to recent academic publications related to CLIL.

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Recent publications – July, August 2017

We would like to draw your attention to recent academic publications related to CLIL. Click on the Read More button to read the abstracts.