History of CLIL


Dana Hanesová


DOI: 10.17846/CLIL.2015.7-16



The aim of this chapter is to survey the historical development of CLIL. At first it lists various concepts used for the idea of integrated teaching of content and languages and the theories upon which CLIL was built. Then it presents information about the earliest developments in CLIL, showing examples of how some initiative teachers started to teach content directly in a foreign language (bilingual/immersion programmes) and, later on, how the current form of CLIL developed. The recent history of CLIL is presented via brief data on some countries as well as via activities on European level.


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