Content and Language Integrating Learning with Technologies: an online global training experience


  • Letizia Cinganotto INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation, Educational Research)



Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Teacher Training


The focus of this report is the link between CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), and in particular, the added value technologies can bring to the learning/ teaching of a foreign language and to the delivery of subject content through a foreign language. An example of a free online global training initiative on these topics will be described: “Techno-CLIL for EVO 2016”. An overview of the course will be offered, detailing some of the asynchronous and synchronous activities proposed during the five-week training experience which registered about 5000 participants from all over the world. Special attention will be devoted to the feedback from the teachers on how this experience helped their professional growth as reflective practitioners.


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Author Biography

Letizia Cinganotto, INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation, Educational Research)

PhD, Researcher.


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