CLIL-ing Your Coursebook


  • David A. Hill Author



This article suggests that CLIL is an important new approach to language teaching, at last grounding lesson content in something educational, rather than the endless trivia of many coursebooks for general English. However, the dearth of suitable materials available is noted, and the suggestion is that teachers create their own CLIL materials starting from suitable parts of their own current coursebook, rather than wait a few years for the ELT publishing market to respond to the need for new materials. It then exemplifies this approach with reference to a page from a course for 11-12 year olds written for the Bulgarian market, showing how materials can be built out from what is within the book.


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Author Biography

David A. Hill

David A. Hill is a freelance teacher trainer and materials writer working out of Budapest. He is a specialist in teaching young learners and teenagers, literature, British studies and materials development. He has trained teachers for the Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) every summer since 1998, and regularly travels to over ten countries each year to work on a range of projects with students, teachers, publishers and education authorities. He is currently coordinator of the IATEFL LMCS SIG.




How to Cite

Hill, D. A. (2009). CLIL-ing Your Coursebook. Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning, 2(2).