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CLIL Introductory Video & Guidelines 

CLIL Self-Evaluation  

Virtual CoP 

Training Webinars 

Face-to-Face 1 

 Communities of Practice 

Face-to-Face 2

What’s next?

A. Introductory Video, FAQs and Guidelines

Here is PPLI’s short introductory video to CLIL. This video was filmed with the first cohort of CLIL teachers working with PPLI and Maynooth University. This video will give you an insight into the training experience you will have during your CPD.

Our Frequently Asked Questions about CLIL CPD:

PPLI have also produced a set of CLIL Guidelines for MFL teachers wishing to implement CLIL in their schools. We advise you to read this recommendations before you begin and share them with your MFL Department, TY Coordinator and Principal where necessary.




B. CLIL Competencies Self-Evaluation 

The European Centre for Modern Languages has produced a European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education. The tool is designed to guide the design of CLIL CPD. The training provided by PPLI has been designed using this model. 

Many of the competencies associated with CLIL teaching and learning are aligned to practices that are common to Irish classrooms already e.g. literacy teaching, active-learning approaches, inclusion. As an MFL teacher, you will find that you demonstrate many of the competencies in your daily classroom practice. 

PPLI have designed an adapted competency framework that focuses on the elements of the framework that are not typical to daily classroom practice or that are very specific to CLIL. To help you to self-evaluate your progress during the training, we have developed a spikey profile tool that allows you to see how your practice develops over time. 

To begin the training, we highly recommend that you download the document below, complete, and save for your future reference. 

Download Self-Evaluation



C. Our Virtual Community of Practice 

PPLI have created a closed Facebook Group called CLIL 4 MFL to bring together teachers and experts from across Ireland into one place to share ideas, practices and advice for the delivery of CLIL.

If you would like to join the group, please click here to apply.

Facebook Live Event (November 2020)

PPLI hosted an Ask the Expert discussion in November 2020 focusing on CLIL. The questions asked to the panel were those submitted by members of the CLIL 4 MFL group.

Gemma Kelly

is a French and German teachers at Manor House School, Dublin 5, a textbook author and PPLI associate. Since completing her MPhil studies in Applied Linguistics at Trinity College Dublin, Gemma has had a keen interest in CLIL methodologies. She has been teaching a CLIL module to TY students through French since 2018, a programme which won the European Language Label award in 2019. Gemma has also completed several Erasmus+ projects which involved job-shadowing in CLIL classrooms in France, and participated in the first year of the PPLI CLIL pilot project in conjunction with NUI Maynooth in 2019.

Richard Tallaron is the director and co-founder of LFEE Europe. Part of his remit is to train teachers both at Primary and Secondary levels throughout Europe and beyond in the rudiments of CLIL as well as other areas. Richard also co-founded PowerLanguage Ltd  and is in charge of the Language Training Programmes and has supplied resources to PPLI for teaching CLIL. Richard is a firm believer in the importance of learning foreign languages from a young age, and of innovation in the field of modern language teaching.
Dr. Ronald Kemsies

is a professor at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna and a lecturer at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna in Austria. His professional experience includes teaching English as a foreign language in various settings as well as working as a teacher educator, mentor, educational consultant and materials writer. His research interests are applied cognitive linguistics, second language acquisition, EFL methodology, primary ELT, CLIL and teacher education.


D. CLIL Training Webinars

Webinar 1: 18th June 2020

Click here to download a copy of the presentation

Click here to complete the webinar feedback form

Webinar 2: 1st July 2020

Click here to download a copy of the presentation

Click here to complete the webinar feedback form


E. Face-to-face Training 1, Pedagogical Manual & Teaching and Learning Resources 

A. Pre-session task

Due to COVID-19, the original face-to-face sessions have been replaced by 1 online workshop. In preparation for this session, please complete the following pre-task which involves observing a number of CLIL lessons from across Europe and reflecting on them.

Click here to download the pre-session task  


B. CLIL Online Workshops and Co-Planning

CLICK HERE to download a copy in Word format of CLIL lesson plan outline

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the PowerPoint used in the Online workshops (July 2020)


F. Online Communities of Practice 

Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, we have decided to operate CoP online for CLIL teachers. These are open to CLIL teachers involved in the training with PPLI but will be opened up to other teachers if any places remain.

Click the following links to book yourself into a CLIL Community of Practice meeting. 




G. Final Self-Evaluation & Face-to-Face Meeting

The final CLIL training session will take place on 10th December 2020. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have a Face-to-face meeting due to the unpredictability of COVID and the restrictions enforced. Therefore, we will be hosting this session online.

The main focus of this session is to reflect on your use of CLIL approaches in the MFL Classroom. It will be an interactive session with lots of discussion. Secondly, we will discuss possible next steps regarding how you can take CLIL further in your contexts.

To book place in the session, please click the link below.

FINAL CLIL Training Session 2020: a review  – CLICK HERE to book a place. 

NB This event will be hosted on Zoom and a link to the session will be emailed to you before the 10th December 2020.



H. What’s next?

Once you have completed your CLIL training with PPLI, there are a number of steps that you can take to further your practice and the practice of your colleagues. Here is the PowerPoint Slides and recording of the last webinar in the PPLI CLIL training series that explains possible next steps.