CLIL in Languages Other Than English – Successful Transitions across Educational Stages


  • Identificação do projeto: CLIL in Languages Other Than English – Successful Transitions across Educational Stages
  • Coordenação: Petra Daryai-Hansen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Investigadora do CLUNL: Olga Heitor (Grupo Lexicologia, Lexicografia e Terminologia)
  • Duração: 2020 – 2023
  • Entidade financiadora: European Centre for Modern Languages of the European Council
  • Sítio web:


“Languages Other Than English (LOTE) – i.e. foreign language subjects such as e.g. French, German, Spanish – face a crisis in many European countries. Even if pupils learn LOTE as part of their primary or secondary education, there is a tendency that afterwards they do not continue to learn nor to use these languages. Very few students use their LOTE competences at tertiary level. However, studies show that there is a strong demand for proficiency in these languages in the labour market.

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) creates situations for content-based, meaningful language use in LOTE classrooms or in other subjects, hereby promoting learners’ motivation for LOTE. Building on previous ECML projects, the project will develop recommendations to implement CLIL in Languages Other Than English across educational stages (primary, secondary, tertiary). The project conceptualises CLIL as part of intercultural education and links CLIL to plurilingual education while promoting language awareness through its focus on LOTE and a pluralistic approach to languages within CLIL.”

(Texto transcrito do sítio web do ECML)


CLIL LOTE transitions teaching materials working group: A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning:

Developed resources and sample lesson plans (in CLIL in LOTE):


Working group focused on teaching materials:
Olga Heitor (CLUNL – Centro de Linguística da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
Valentina Piacentini (I. C. “Via Merope”, Rome, Italy, and CIDTFF research centre, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Ana Kanareva-Dimitrovska (Det Nationale Center for Fremmedsprog, Danish National Contact Point for ECML, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
Outros membros:
Helen English (Ireland)
Spiwe Thandabani Rønning (Nasjonalt senter for engelsk og fremmedspråk i opplæringa and Høgskolen i Østfold, Norway)
Consultor: Oliver Meyer (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany, coordinator of the ECML project A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning)