What is CLIL?CLIL is the acronym of Content and Language Integrated Learning.In recent years it has become an umbrella term describing learning another subject through the mediumof a foreign language and learning a foreign language by studying a content-based subjectWith the expansion of the European Union and with bigger contacts between European countries, there isan increased need for communicative skills in a second or even a third European language and for thisreason diversity of language and the need for communication are seen as central issues.CLIL is based on the idea that content subjects are taught and learnt in a language which is other fromthe mother tongue of the learners. This way language is integrated into the broad curriculum, learning isenhanced through increased motivation and the study of languages seen in context and in real-lifesituations in which students can acquire the language, with a good development of their fluency in thesecond language, by using it to communicate for a variety of purposesWhich are the advantages of CLIL?CLIL:1. Introduces the wider cultural context;2. Helps the internationalisation;3. Gives access to International Certifications and enhances the school profile;4. Improves both overall and specific language competences;5. Prepares for future studies and / or working life;6. Develops multilingual interests and attitudes;7. Diversifies methods and forms of classroom teaching and learning;8. Increases learners’ motivation.CLIL has advantages in terms of both achieving bilingualism and and improving interculturalunderstanding.CLIL builds intercultural knowledge and understanding by developing intercultural communication skillswhile learning about other countries.Linguistically, CLIL doesn’t only improve overall target language competences, but also raises awarenessof both the mother tongue and the target language while encouraging learners to develop plurilingualinterests and attitudes.CLIL also offers opportunities to study content through different perspectives, to access subject-specifictarget language terminology and for this reason it prepares for future studies and/or working life.Educationally, CLIL increases learners’ range of learning strategies while adding diversity and flexibility toexisting methods and forms of classroom practice.