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CLIL / Immersion

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a teaching method that integrates the teaching of content from the curriculum, for example the water cycle, simultaneously with a non-native language – in our case, English. In Switzerland, CLIL is found mainly in primary and secondary schools. 

Immersion, as one form of CLIL, is found in many Swiss grammar schools. More and more vocational schools offer "bili" (bilingual) courses in which teachers teach their subjects, for example History, through English. In addition, students have regular English classes.

The table shows examples of four possible CLIL models:

Adapted from: Bentley, K. (2010) The TKT Course CLIL Module. Cambridge: CUP

In all cases, the cooperation among language and subject teachers is vital!

This is the SIG for anyone teaching young learners to adults, and especially for teachers interested in their students learning English together with another subject, be it Geography, PE or Maths. So come and join us! Contact Peach Richmond

Past events

ETAS 2018 Professional Development Day with Special Interest Groups
15 September, Bildungszentrum kvBL, Liestal

IATEFL 52nd International Conference and Exhibition
10-13 April 2018, Brighton

ETAS 34th Annual Conference and AGM
20-21 January 2018, Kantonsschule, Zofingen

ETAS 2017 Professional Development Day with Special Interest Groups
23 September, Gymnasium Seeland, Biel/Bienne

Useful links

If you know of any other useful links to add here, please contact me (immersion@e-tas.ch).