Course Description

In this module, I would like to introduce to you a new, exciting approach to Content and Langauge Integrated Learning (CLIL), called the CLIL Wheel. In this approach, I have tried to combine the more traditional understanding of CLIL (4Cs) with the 10 CLIL Parameters. The CLIL Wheel does not favour one approach at the expense of the other. On the contrary, it combines the two in full harmony by matching the individual Cs of CLIL with the appropriate parameters. In the end, both the 4Cs and the 10 parameters describe what is going on during a CLIL lesson, but from a slightly different angle.                          

In this first course covering the CLIL Wheel, we look at the four Cs of CLIL, which are: Communication, Content, Cognition and Culture.


Course Author

Course Author

Aleksandra Zaparucha

Aleksandra is a Geography and English teacher from Toruń, Poland, with 30 years of experience in Geography and EFL/ESL teaching, teacher training, translating, examining and materials writing, including over 15 years of Content and Language Integrated Learning. Besides Poland, she has worked extensively as a teacher and teacher trainer across Europe, including the UK and France, as well as in Asia (Qatar, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iraq and China). Aleksandra has presented at national and international conferences, such as IATEFL World, IATEFL Poland and HERODOT network, mostly on topics related to CLIL and Global Issues in an English classroom.

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