Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an internationally recognised approach to teaching both a language and subject content at the same time, for example teaching chemistry content using English as the medium of instruction.

ICTE has extensive experience and expertise in developing and delivering CLIL training programs. We have assisted educators from more than 19 universities and government agency partners in Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to develop skills and strategies for teaching academic content in English.



The University of Queensland's Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE) has delivered CLIL training to education professionals across the globe since 2009.

Our CLIL programs support participants to:

  • enhance their ability to teach academic course content in English
  • develop teaching materials that engage learners and support their learning of content and language
  • use practical skills and techniques to effectively manage the learning process.

The program supports universities to:

  • attract international students to campus through the increased delivery of courses taught in English
  • enhance the English language level of local students and prepare them for their own study abroad experience
  • develop their internationalisation strategy and vision.


ICTE Senior Teacher, Fiona, talks about the benefits of the CLIL program.

"The course is useful not only to improve teaching in English but also to improving teaching in general.”

CLIL participant, Tokyo Institute of Technology


CLIL program options

ICTE can design and deliver programs customised for tertiary-level educators and individuals or for institutions and international universities.

CLIL Higher Education

The CLIL Higher Education (CLIL-HEd) program is held online (via Zoom) or face-to-face (in Brisbane, Australia), and is open to tertiary-level educators, individuals and small group enrolments. 

CLIL Higher Education (CLIL HE-d)


2 weeks / 40 hours

Core content

Each day includes a mixture of theory, applied methodology and practical ideas for teaching.


This is an introductory level program for academics who have not participated in a previous CLIL program with ICTE




Group programs

ICTE can deliver customised CLIL training programs for groups of primary, secondary and tertiary educators. Programs are developed to meet the specific needs of the school, university or government partner organisation and can be delivered onshore in Brisbane or in offshore locations.

CLIL Foundations


Typically 1 or 2 weeks / 15-20 hours per week

Core content

Exploring CLIL methods and techniques which support the delivery of content, language and learning skills.

CLIL plus English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)


Typically 1 week / 15-20 hours per week

Core content

Applying CLIL approaches and enhancing educators’ English language skills for teaching content in English.

Approaches to Teaching in Higher Education (Active Learning)


Typically 1 week / 15-20 hours per week

Core content

Engaging students through active learning and incorporating approaches into Higher Education.



Program content

Participants take part in practical workshops and apply practical teaching ideas and strategies to their own teaching materials.

Sample topics include:

  • motivating learners
  • adapting texts
  • selecting and designing interactive tasks
  • sequencing content in lectures and lessons
  • supporting students’ language development and output
  • developing students’ cognitive and critical thinking skills.

Our CLIL training programs include a strong focus on the development of practical skills and include workshops that allow participants to apply strategies presented during the program to their own teaching contexts, using their own teaching materials.

How to apply

Apply by completing the CLIL application form and returning it to us with payment.


What our participants say

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