Transnational Short Term Learning, Teaching and Training event for staff and pupils: London
mayo 19, 2024

The Erasmus+ funded project focusses on the synergies between the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach and the English as an Additional Language (EAL) approach developed in the UK to support pupils’ cognitive development. There will be inputs from students and from speakers with vast international experience. The inputs will be in English.


12.00 – 13.10 Arrival and Lunch

Chair: Bernadette Clinton

13.10 Videos from our Polish school partners

13.15 – 13.45 The groups of pupils from Portugal, Spain, and Hackney will share their learning together

14.00 – 14.15 The CLIL approach in Poland: Virginia Ron Benoit

14.15 – 14.50 CLIL: the role of language in non-linguistic subjects: Jesús Manuel Hernández González

14.50 – 15.15 A Hackney example of CLIL in Art: Aránzazu Pérez Perdomo and Dawn Alexander-Joseph,

15.15 – 15.30 The new Language Development website: Ana Judith Gutiérrez Negrin

15.30 Break

15.50 – 16.30 EAL in a Sea of Language: supporting the linguistic and cognitive development of pupils in English schools: Joe Brown

16.30 – 17.15 Learning a language with your head and heart – the importance of both emotion and cognition: Dr. Plácido Bazo Martínez and Antonio Sosa Alonso

17.15 – 17.30 Evaluation


Bernadette Clinton (chair) MFL Consultant and Erasmus+ Coordinator, Hackney Education; Lecturer on the primary ITE programme at Middlesex University

Virginia Ron Benoit, Adviser at the Spanish Embassy Education Department, Warsaw

Jesús Manuel Hernández González, University of Edinburgh; previously Adviser at the Spanish Embassy Education Department, London

Aránzazu Pérez Perdomo, Spanish teacher and Art Lead at the Viridis Federation, Hackney

Dawn Alexander-Joseph, MFL mentor at the Viridis Federation, Hackney; previously Spanish Lead

Ana Judith Gutiérrez Negrín, Head of the European Office at the Consejería de Educación, Universidades, Cultura y Deportes de Canarias

Joe Brown, Headteacher of Old Oak Primary, Hammersmith; previously Adviser at CILT, the National Centre for Languages, England

Dr. Plácido Bazo Martínez, Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of La Laguna, Canarias

Dr. Antonio Sosa Alonso, Vice Dean of International Relations, Faculty of Education at the University of La Laguna, Canarias

The conference is funded from the Hackney Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Multiplier Events grant so there is no charge for participants. Register to attend in person or online.

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