Guide Addressed to Teachers on how to use CLIL Methodology in Primary Schools


Guide Addressed to Teachers on how to use CLIL Methodology in Primary Schools (pdf – 1,83 MB)

The Guide Addressed to Teachers on how to use CLIL Methodology in Primary Schools (hereafter called Guide) is a practical introduction to CLIL for (Foreign Language and Content) teachers who know nothing or only very little about CLIL. Its aim is aligned with three major objectives of the C4C project: to support teachers to deliver high quality teaching, to enhance digital integration in learning and teaching, and to improve mastery of English at EU level.

The Guide is inspired by local research into the needs and conditions of the partners in an Erasmus+ funded project called CLIL for CHILDREN: Italy, Poland, Portugal and Romania. C4C Questionnaire respondents indicated that they would appreciate being provided with an easily accessible course on CLIL methodology that would offer comprehensive training in how to develop primary school CLIL materials and lesson plans effectively. The course adopts a hands-on approach and demonstrates through practical examples how to develop CLIL materials and lesson plans, specifically designed for primary school use.

‘Primary education’ refers to teaching and learning situations where, for the most part, one teacher teaches all ‘subjects’ to her own class or group of children aged up to 12 in certain European countries. In certain contexts primary education already includes the notion of subject areas taught independently, as is the case, for example, for primary CLIL in some countries. Teaching in primary is often by ‘topic’ or ‘project’ based, among other models, and the teacher(s) draw implicitly on different disciplines and ‘subjects’ to render children’s ‘meeting with the world’ more systematic (Byram, 2007).

The Guide is also developed from previous project products, such as: