The CLIL 2012 Conference has finished, and Makoto Ikeda, founder of CLIL Japan, was among the many speakers present. His talk, entitled “Designing checklists for novice CLIL teachers” was a workshop in which practitioners were invited to consider the important factors that make a good CLIL lesson. The abstract for the session is cited below:

As long as an integration of content and language is secured, any form of language education could be described as CLIL: For some it might be an ELT methodology composed of a collection of specific techniques, for others it might be a flexible approach to subject/topic teaching in L2, and for others still it might be something between the two. This somewhat emessyf status quo is very confusing, particularly to novice CLIL teachers, and so it may be helpful if they are provided with clear criteria that will help them conduct good CLIL lesson. In this workshop, after critically examining some of the CLIL principles found in the literature, I will present my original checklist, which will be in turn analysed and evaluated by workshop participants who may wish to create their own.

Click the links below to download the workshop materials and handouts

Worksheets for checklist design

Designing CLIL worksheets

Checklist for designing checklists

For more information on this year’s CLIL Conference, please check the website.


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