Designing and Implementing CLIL Lessons – a Step towards an Intercultural, Inclusive, Digitalized Society
Ana Kodrić Ivelić (Croatia)
In this presentation, the speaker will be discussing the benefits of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). CLIL uses an integrative, interdisciplinary approach that results in content cohesion, easier acquisition, better results in English, and more motivated and engaged students. It also prepares students for the globalized world they will encounter in their future academic and professional lives. Vivid examples of CLIL lessons from the speaker´s school Erasmus+ KA1 project” CLIL..I Will“ will be showcased. In these lessons, students acquire knowledge of different subject matter as well as cross-curricular topics like civic education, human rights, ecology, personal and social development, digital Literacy and intercultural knowledge. They also develop 21st century skills through teamwork cooperation, communication, and the use of digital technology. Participants will be guided on how to design their own successful CLIL lesson by using the step-by-step “4C” technique.
Ana Kodrić Ivelić holds a degree in English and Italian language and literature. She works as an English teacher at Pujanki Primary School in Split. She is a linguistic researcher and teacher trainer specializing in innovative, cross-cultural language acquisition methods and the implementation of ICT and CLIL. Her interests include 21st-century skills, digital literacy, and cultural heritage, which she incorporates into her English language teaching. In 2012, she introduced online teaching by launching a private ESL Facebook page. She won first place at the Croatian Blogathon competition organized by the British Council and represented Croatia as a web reporter at the 46th IATEFL International Conference in Great Britain.