CLIL 2023 Sustainability, Pedagogy and Social Justice

16 June 2023 - 17 June 2023

CLIL 2023 Sustainability, Pedagogy and Social Justice

Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University

This conference welcomes researchers, teachers and trainee teachers, teacher educators and policy makers interested in drawing on CLIL and pluriliteracies pedagogies to design learning for diverse learners in bilingual contexts such as CLIL, EAL, immersion, ESP, TESOL, dual or heritage language programmes, in order to increase motivation, confidence, attainment and intercultural awareness.

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 CLIL 2023 Sustainability, Pedagogy and Social Justice

Topics include
  • The impact of CLIL and immersion techniques on pupils' motivation and progress
  • Practical ideas for increasing cognitive challenge, motivation and engagement in the primary and secondary classroom
  • CLIL approaches to EAL, ESP and TESOL
  • Combining pedagogies support EAL/D learners
  • Pluriliteracies
  • How curriculum integrated learning can support pupils who will take England's language exams
  • What we can learn from other countries
Keynote speakers to date

Professor Li Wei, Professor of Applied Linguistics at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London.

Professor Kim Bower, Chair in Innovation in Languages Education and National Teaching Fellow, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Professor Do Coyle, Chair in Languages Education and Classroom Pedagogy at the University of Edinburgh, UK

Russell Cross, Associate Professor in language and literacy education, at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Ken Cruickshank, Professor of Education at the University of Sydney and Director of Sydney Institute for Community languages Education

Dr Yvonne Foley, Senior Lecturer, Moray House School of Education and Sport, IETL University of Edinburgh and Chair of the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum

Queen Katharine Academy, Peterborough

Presentations and discussions of
  • How languages can be integrated into wider curriculum (primary and secondary)
  • CLIL approaches to EAL, ESP and TESOL
  • Combining pedagogies e.g. to support EAL/D learners
  • CLIL's development where L2 is not English
  • Pluriliteracies pedagogies
  • Disciplinary literacies
  • Cognitive Discourse Functions
  • Transition KS2-3
  • Motivation /engaging learners
  • Optimal cognitive challenge
  • Making language real language: using the target language for meaningful interaction
  • Developing INtercultural awareness
  • Approaches to immersion learning
  • Bilingual learning strategies
Sessions will cover
  • Symposia and plenaries on the conference themes of sustainability, pedagogy and social justice
  • Main talks/workshops led by practitioners from successful CLIL projects
  • Show and tell from language teachers
  • Primary and secondary workshops by practitioners