Guide to the OER (Open Educational Resources) for CLIL in primary schools


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The Guide to OERs for CLIL in Primary Schools is a kit of contents resulted from the combined effort of four C4C partners to collect and census 90 Open Educational Resources (OERs) to teach English through CLIL in primary schools (ages 5 to 12 or grades 1 to 6) in a series of European countries, namely: Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

C4C partners surveyed CLIL OERs of good quality in the areas of Science, Mathematics and Geography in order to establish a sound baseline from which to develop the following products targeted at primary school teachers:

  • Guidelines for developing and using CLIL.
  • A set of materials and planning of lessons to teach science, mathematics and geography in English.
  • A guide on these topics.
  • An online course on the use of CLIL for primary school.

Thus, the survey on OERs in the above countries was carried out by keeping in mind the need for selecting and identifying several types of resources and materials:

  • Useful resources for training and professional development of the CLIL teacher.
  • Resources for planning CLIL courses and lessons.
  • Resources for the classroom and materials to be used with children directly.

There are many organizations in each one of the above mentioned countries and on the web that have organized pools of resources for primary and secondary CLIL, among which a couple of European consortia and EU-funded projects, the British Council, and many primary and secondary schools. However, as agreed, the C4C Guide to OERs not only explored these pools of Open Resources for CLIL, but selected from them both lesson plans and resources according to topics for CLIL Science, Geography and Mathematics, which were described and rated for the use of teachers, students and teacher trainers.