CLIL lesson plan tool
The CLIL lesson plan tool will help you to gain insight in your CLIL lessons. The base is a notepad where you can register your own lessons on CLIL specific points. After each lesson you can check the CLIL check box to get a quick overview of your lesson. Take a look at the tool here.
A tool consists of a 50 page notepad, a showalbum and an explanation. You can always ask for a personal coaching session as afollow-up. Mail to order here
Choose the class(es), and decide on the length of period during which you would like to use this tool. It will work better if multiple lessons are described over a longer period of time.
Every lesson make a note of your warmers and/ or energizers, your language goals, your content goals and your main activities. Also tick the boxes in the 'CLIL Check'. This can also be done after the lesson. If you need more input on any of these points, please go to the website of BEP.
The complete collection of notes of your CLIL lesson plannings will provide you with a great deal of information, which can be used to assess how CLIL your lessons are. Looking back on your lessons can give you an outline what teaching strategies you use. Try to look back in an observative way. What did you do and what was the reaction of your students?
Which work forms worked particularly well? What other ones still need development? Is every language skill optimally used? You can do this by self-assessing the serie of lesson plannings or by discussing the outcomes with your colleagues or CLIL-coach.
Creating new CLIL alternatives can be done by looking at your findings and changings your lessons step-by-step. Seek help if you need new suggestions for alternatives. It is possible to ask for an online coaching session with a CLIL coach for example. Or ask your colleagues what they would do.
Implement your conclusions to your lessons and after a while use this tool again. Trial your new insights. Start the cycle of reflection again. This is when language and content grow together.