Materials in CLIL classes: A case study

Michaela Sepešiová

Prešov University, Slovakia


An objective of this study was to show and investigate the process of preparing for CLIL lessons focused on materials as such. The paper briefly introduces the term CLIL, gives an insight into its history and implementation in selected European countries, to more details in Slovakia. Materials should be a part of any educational process. They are produced in order to meet expectations for learning defined by the curriculum, help teachers and assist learners. CLIL lessons are believed to be special for extra visual support learners get. Materials specifically designed for this purpose add an extra bonus in acquiring new knowledge. Moreover, they maintain the level of understanding content through a target language. Research was based on both qualitative and quantitative data. The study aimed in rising an teachers´ awareness of importance of materials in lesson planning and in overcoming struggles the teachers encounter while applying this mathod in their teaching practice.

Key words: CLIL, CLIL pyramid, CLIL teachers, lesson planning, teaching materials