Section 4: Where to find good resources of CLIL?

This section aims to offer CLIL resources of any kind:

  • Ready-to-use Materials, with links to ready-to-use CLIL units which can be downloaded and adapted to your classroom needs. You will find other ready-to-use materials such as educational videos in English.
  • Reference Books, which cover both theoretical and practical issues.
  • CLIL Theoretical Framework References, such as articles, presentations or videos, in order to increase your theoretical knowledge of CLIL.
  • Pedagogical Principles References, such as research articles and books on constructivism and language acquisition theories.
  • ICT Resources for CLIL, a collection of links to digital tools which may constitute a great support for your CLIL teaching.

Ready-to-use Materials

Most interesting
CLIL general catalogue. CIREL.. CIREL is the office of the Departament d'Ensenyament focused on promoting the teaching of languages.
CIREL. CLIL units. CLIL units created by catalan teachers during a paid-study leave in the UK. All subjects.
ARC - Aplicació de Recursos al Currículum. All kinds of resources, any subject and any level. There are CLIL resources in English together with other ones in Catalan.
Delicious Catalonia. Links to different CLIL materials, selected by professionals based in Catalonia.
Other links
CLIL Cascade Network. CLIL materials provided by teachers across the world.
CONBAT +. Content-based-teaching units.
CLIL-SI. CLIL resources selected by professors at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
ReadingQuest. Ready-to-use writing frames.
School World TV. Videos for any subject, any level.
The teacher net. A good selection of teaching resources
BBC bitesize. The educational section of the British Broadcast Corporation.

Reference Books

Most interesting
Coyle,D., Hood,P., Marsh, D. (2010) CLIL. Content and Language Integrated Learning Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The 'bible' of CLIL.
Deller,S., Price,C. (2007) Teaching Other Subjects Through English Oxford: Oxford University Press. It contains all kinds of exercises to be used in the daily CLIL class.
Foster,C. (2003) Instant Maths Ideas for key stage 3 teachers Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. Very engaging activities and witty ideas to teach Maths, secondary level.
Nichols,A. (ed) (2001) More Thinking Through Geography Cambridge: Chris Kington Publishing. Engaging activities of Geography, secondary level.
Other books
Kagan,S., Kagan,M. (2009) Kagan Cooperative Learning San Clemente (CA): Kagan Publishing. Practical resources to use cooperative learning in your class.
Mehisto,P., Marsh,D., Frígols, M.J. (2008) Uncovering CLIL Oxford: Macmillan. An introduction to good practices of CLIL.
Norris,H. (1997) Science support: Biology Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. A book with support materials for british pupils with learning difficulties. The materials provide an excellent language scaffolding for CLIL pupils.

CLIL Theoretical Framework References

Most interesting
Clegg,J. (2007) Analysing the Language Demands of lessons taught in a second language [Accessed 26 August 2013]
Coyle,D. (2007) Content and language Integrated Learning. Motivating learners and Teachers [Accessed 21 August 2013]
Darn,S. (2006) CLIL: A European Overview [Accessed 21 August 2013]
Darn,S. (2011)CLIL: Potential and Practice [Accessed 21 August 2013]
Florit,C. (2010) Pràctica docent efectiva AICLE. Caracterització de les pràctiques docents AICLE [Accessed 25 August 2013]
Other references
Eurydice Report (2008) Key Data on teaching Languages at School in Europe [Accessed 16 February 2014]
Eurydice Report (2012) Key Data on teaching Languages at School in Europe [Accessed 21 August 2013]
Marsh,D. (2002) Using Languages to Learn and Learning to Use Languages [Accessed 21 August 2013]
Marsh,D. CLIL in Europe (video) [Accessed 21 August 2013]

Pedagogical Principles References

Bruner, J. (1966)Toward a Theory of Instruction, Harvard University Press [Accessed 16 February 2014]
Krashen, S.D. (1982) Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition [Accessed 16 February 2014]
Van Lier, L. (1999) The Ecology of Language Learning & Classroom Research [Accessed 16 February 2014]
Van Lier, L. (1999) All hooked up: An ecological look at computers in the classroom [Accessed 16 February 2014]
Vygotsky, L. (1978) Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes, Harvard University Press [Accessed 16 February 2014]

ICT Resources for CLIL

Why using ICT in our CLIL lessons? Isabel Pérez is a teacher of English in Andalusia. Her website offers lots of resources to teach foreign languages and CLIL. She relates the use of ICT with the 4Cs framework. Take a look at her ideas! La WWW y el aula CLIL

Delicious Social Bookmarking
Symbaloo Get your bookmarks anywhere

Collaborative Writing

Wikispaces Create your wiki
Blogs Create your classroom blog

Creating your Language Activities

Mind Mapping Links

Treasure hunts and Webquests

Webquest Create a webquest
Treasure Hunts What is a treasure hunt?


Voice and Sound: Listening and Speaking

Visual Presentations