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 some pictures and the powerpoint presentations to give an impression of the symposium.

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

The Programme

(A click on the title will lead to the powerpoint presentation.)

CLIL can vary in each teacher and learner (Shigeru Sasajima)


CLIL can vary in each teacher and learner (Shigeru Sasajima)


Individual factors influencing CLIL student choices in the transition from primary to secondary (Elisa Hidalgo-McCabe & María Fernández-Agüero)


Chicken or egg? Motivation for or from bilingual education in the Netherlands (Tessa Mearns, Do Coyle & Rick de Graaff)


Underresearched, but highly relevant in language learning: EFL self-concept as an individual factor in CLIL environments (Dominik Rumlich & Julia Reckermann)


CLIL students’ motivation towards learning academic subjects in English (Thomas Somers & Ana Llinares)


Rick de Graaff & Russell Cross: plenary discussion


Dutch night at AILA2017, on behalf of AILA2020 that will be hosted in Groningen, the Netherlands