Currently our courses are primarily organised in cooperation with the Summer University of Lapland, Finland. CLILedu has more than 10 years experience offering CLIL courses. Courses are steadily enhanced based on participants’ stated needs and feedback. Participants’ satisfaction rates average between 85-100%.

Course developers and facilitators include award-winning CLIL author and trainer Peeter Mehisto (University College London, Institute of Education), and former CLIL teacher and school principal and current teacher trainer Tuula Asikainen (Summer University of Lapland). Both course facilitators have played a leadership role in CLIL for well over a decade.

CLILedu also offers study tours for educators. Study tours for educators have primarily focussed on Finland – one of Europe’s highest performing education systems. Other destinations have included Estonia, which in the latest PISA rankings, has the highest performing 15-year- olds in Europe in Biology, Geography, Physics and Chemistry.

In addition, CLILedu offers programme development consultations on planning for CLIL, curriculum development, as well as programme and course evaluation.


Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

We focus on best practices in teaching and learning in:

  • primary and secondary educations

  • vocational education

  • higher education

This includes core drivers in CLIL such as:

  • scaffolding of content and language learning

  • using formative assessment as a tool for learning content and language

  • making visible and teaching academic language

  • integrating culture into lesson and building intercultural competence.

We can provide background knowledge to help situate CLIL in a broader context by offering reviews of:

  • models of dual-language or bilingual education

  • the benefits of bilingualism

  • high-impact teaching and learning strategies.

We also have experience in:

  • developing CLIL learning materials

  • activating new technologies for CLIL practice.

Programme development consultations

We have extensive experience in leadership and management of CLIL programmes including:

  • short and long-term planning

  • educator professional development

  • curriculum development

  • building community support/stakeholder cooperation

  • public relations

  • programme evaluation and improvement

Study visits

Study visits tend to focus on:

  • understanding of local context

  • identifying core characteristics of the teaching and learning environment

  • reviewing contributors to success

  • reviewing challenges, potential risks, future intentions

  • exploring the role of language

  • meeting educators

  • observing and debriefing lessons.

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The Summer University of Lapland is part of the Rovaniemi Municipal Federation of Education (REDU). REDU is a non-profit public, regional authority.