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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. Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges Panel

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers based in Athens, organizes A Panel on Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges, 15-16 May 2017 as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Education, 15-16 May 2017, Athens, Greece. You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for a presentation by email to, before 31 March 2017. The registration fee is 540 euro and includes accommodation during the days of the conference, participation to all sessions of the conference, breakfasts, two lunches and all taxes. More information.

The language of the conference is English for both presentations and discussions. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length and it should include names and contact details of all authors. All abstracts are blind reviewed according to ATINER’s standards and policies. Acceptance decisions are sent within four weeks following submission. Papers should be submitted one month before the conference only if the paper is to be considered for publication at ATINER’s series.

Summer school Utrecht 2017: CLIL Methodology in Higher Education

During the summer period (July 3 – July 7) Utrecht University organizes the summer school CLIL Methodology in Higher Education.

The summer school offers a practical CLIL (content and language integrated learning) methodology course for teachers and lecturers working through English in higher education (HE). During the course, you develop and improve your understanding, expertise and skills related to CLIL in higher education.

Deadline for registration: May 1, 2017.

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Recent CLIL publications – late 2016

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

  • Lasagabaster, D. & A. Doiz (eds.). (2016). CLIL experiences in secondary and tertiary education: in search of good practices. Bern: Peter Lang.
  • Nikula, T., & Moore, P. (2016). Exploring translanguaging in CLIL. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 1-13.
  • Nikula, T., Dafouz, E, Moore, P., & Smith, U. (Eds.) (2016). Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
  • Rumlich, D. (2016). Evaluating bilingual education in Germany: CLIL students’ general English proficiency, EFL self-concept and interest. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.

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Conference: Cross-curricular language learning (30 June – 1 July 2017)

From 30 June to 1 July 2017 the conference Cross-curricular language learning:increasing motivation, confidence and attainment will be held at Sheffield Hallam University.

The conference welcomes researchers, teachers, trainee teachers and teacher educators. Topics include: the impact of CLIL and immersion techniques on pupils’ motivation and progress; practical ideas for increasing cognitive challenge, motivation and engagement in the primary and secondary classroom; how cross curricular learning can support pupils who will take England’s new language exams; and what we can learn from other countries. More details.


CLIL symposium in Sarajevo on 1 April, 2016: Programme & Registration

We are pleased to announce that the programme for the CLIL Regional Workshop, which takes place on Fri. 1 April, 2016 in Sarajevo, is now available. The full symposium description, including information on accommodation in Sarajevo is available here. The detailed programme, including specific information about presenters and excursions, is available here. Participation in the full day’s events is free of charge and includes lunch.

The AILI CLIL Research Network and the Association for Applied Linguistics in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AALBiH) collaborated to organise this event, which will be hosted by the International Burch University in Sarajevo. The symposium will focus on national and regional differences in the conceptualisation and implementation of CLIL, as CLIL is used as an umbrella term. The organisers selected seven interesting papers related to this theme for presentation. Information on the papers being presented at the symposium can be found by reading further below.

Aside from being part of the symposium, participants will also have the opportunity to visit bilingual schools in the multicultural and multilingual Sarajevo region. For more information on the local organisers, please click here. For more information on the venue, please click here.

Registration is available using the CLIL APPLICATION FORM 2016 until 25/3. We hope to see you in Sarajevo!

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CLIL-Colloquium at International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching

Leuven, Belgium. 16 September 2015

The sixth conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) took place in the picturesque student-city Leuven in Belgium. The theme of the three-day-long conference in September was ‘Tasks for real’. On Wednesday the 16th the CLIL Research Network hosted the colloquium CLIL as task for real: tasks for real in CLIL. The Colloquium was coordinated by Rick de Graaff (Utrecht University), and included four presentations by CLIL-researchers: Do Coyle (University of Aberdeen), Teresa Ting (University of Calabria), Ana Llinares (Autonomous University of Madrid) and Julia Hüttner (University of Southampton) & Ute Smit (University of Vienna). After the introduction and the four presentations, the colloquium was closed with a discussion, considering the question if CLIL is by definition a task-based language teaching approach. The description of the colloquium can be found on the TBLT website:

(Video and full decriptions of the presentations can be found below.)

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