We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming Working CLIL colloquium (16-17 March 2018 in Porto, Portugal) and the call for workshops and posters (deadline 15 December 2017). Working CLIL hosted by  by CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies.

As the practice of CLIL continues to grow within and across contexts through national and grassroots projects in school communities, the need for teacher education to develop awareness and competences for CLIL is even more urgent, as is the need to disseminate the outcomes of such experiences/practitioner research which contribute to the knowledge base of this educational approach.

It is with this in mind that the concept of “WORKING CLIL” has been developed with an emphasis on what is involved in making CLIL work as an effective and quality educational experience for teachers and learners. The dual purpose of this colloquium is thus to provide:

  • teacher education for CLIL through workshops given by experienced CLIL practitioners, teacher educators or scholars;
  • opportunities for poster presentations of experiences and practitioner or scholarly classroom-based research into CLIL.

The Colloquim is intended for ​content and language teachers from pre-primary to secondary education who are already engaged in CLIL or are considering future involvement, CLIL teacher educators, researchers involved in classroom-based inquiry, and scholars.

For more information visit the website.

Call for workshops and posters

If you are a CLIL practitioner, scholar or teacher educator, you are invited to participate in this event in the quality of Workshop Facilitator.

Proposals for 90-minute workshops within the broad topics below or any others you may consider relevant are welcome.

Topics include:

  • Implementing quality CLIL programmes in schools: the fundamentals
  • CLIL methodology
  • The role of language in CLIL
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Planning lessons and units of work
  • Task and materials design
  • Scaffolding strategies for teaching and learning
  • Language teaching strategies for content teachers
  • Engaging learners and supporting participation
  • Enhancing critical thinking
  • Using technology in the CLIL classroom
  • Assessment
  • Practitioner research in the CLIL classroom: gathering evidence of learning

Proposal should be principled and practical. It should indicate:

  1. knowledge/experience level of participants in CLIL – beginners/experienced/all;
  2. the educational level for CLIL – pre-primary/primary/secondary or all/general;
  3. specific subject area(s) reference, e.g., Geography, History or all/general;
  4. intended activities for participants.


If you have done research into CLIL in school contexts, have been or are currently involved in a CLIL project, we would like to count on your participation in this event with a Poster Presentation.

Posters displaying results of research, project outcomes and teacher reflections on CLIL experience are welcome.

Deadline for submission of proposals and posters is 15 December.  More information and submission form can be found: here.