The project aims at promoting students’ language learning and intercultural awareness through the CLIL approach, “Content and Language Integrated Learning”, thus learning content through an additional language (foreign or second).
The idea is to teach both the subject and the language, and is captured in the phrase “using language to learn, learning to use language.”
Pupils and teachers exchange information on their own countries by creating “CLIL Learning Units” in English and mother tongue.
Subjects and topics involved
Geography: environmental and geographic content in order to know the partner countries; presentation of the school, city and country.
Science/Technology: food and eating habits, animals, plants, habitats and weather of the partner countries.
History: traditions, feasts and festivals of partner countries; exchange of materials related to a historical topic of common interest included in national curriculum.
Art: art and craft activities related to the partner countries.
Music: dances, songs and music belonging to national or local tradition.
Physical Education: out-door and in-door Games.
Literature: famous tales belonging to national or local folk tradition.
– Each partner school plans two or three “CLIL Learning Units” for each subject.
– Each partner school fills the lesson plan table.
– The lesson plan provides the results of teachers’ and students’ self-evaluation and any photocopiable material.
– The CLIL lesson activities are documented by video and pictures with the students as protagonists.
– The lesson plans, the self-assessment forms and the videos are uploaded in the project website.
Lesson plan example (Download)
Comparing our Geography lessons
Comparing our Science lessons
Comparing our History lessons
Comparing our Art lessons