Monthly Archives: octubre 2008

CLIL theory

The basis of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is that new subject content from other curriculum areas is taught and learnt through the new language. In other words, children’s learning experience is enhanced by exploiting the links between the two subjects. Since it is used for real purposes, the new language is also learned more ‘naturally’ thus building on other forms of learning. As the subject content should always be the main focus of the CLIL lesson, children should be encouraged to draw on their knowledge about language in order to make sense of new concepts. CLIL is based on language acquisition so children’s fluency is more important than accuracy. Existing subject lesson plans have to be modified to take into account children’s ability in the new language, and therefore the planning process is vital.


Children learn best when they can make sense of their learning. Embedding language learning into school life brings benefits on many levels. It helps children to realise that there are many languages in the world (and in their school) and that speaking another language is normal, natural and valuable. Experiencing language every day helps children to memorise new words and structures, giving children the confidence to respond to what they hear and to use the new language for real purposes. Integrating language learning into the school day makes best use of the time available and provides coherent links between different subjects of the curriculum.

Encetem el curs!

Benviguts i benvingudes al nostre bloc. Ara que ja ha començat el nou curs i estem a punt de reprendre les unitats de Science en anglès, esperem que aquest espai sigui el punt de trobada on podreu revisar i mostrar tot allò que aneu fent. De moment, podeu visitar aquesta pàgina on trobareu tota mena de jocs per practicar el vostre vocabulari!