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Content and language integrated learning (CLIL)

Watch this video on Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) by Dr Julia Huetner

Another popular approach in current language teaching practice is CLIL: Content and language integrated learning.

In this video, Julia Hüttner describes what CLIL is and outlines some of the reasons why the approach is increasingly popular. But what are the challenges and benefits of adopting this approach?

What experience do you have of teaching or learning through CLIL? Tell us about your experiences.
How far do you think it is a sensible approach for language learning?


Dalton-Puffer, C. (2011) Content-and-Language Integrated Learning: From practice to principles, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 31, 182-204.

Hüttner, J. and Smit, U. (2014) CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning): The bigger picture. System 44, 160-167.

Hüttner, J., Dalton-Puffer, C. and Smit, U. (2013) The Power of Beliefs: Lay Theories and their Influence on the Implementation of CLIL Programmes. International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education 16(3), 267-284.

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