Learn what you want about CLIL, without missing any lessons  

Want to learn about CLIL at your own pace, at your own level, when you want to do it?

Hi, I'm Patrick. I am a CLIL Mathematics teacher and CLIL coach. As Chief Editor of CLIL Magazine and creator of the CLIL Challenge, I have helped out hundreds of CLIL teachers worldwide.

Online training about CLIL:
all about how you want to learn

When I started out with CLIL, little to no training was available. And even if there was, I had to cancel lessons. In other words: preparing them for other teachers, which cost time. A lot of time.

That was more than ten years ago. You would think things have changed.

They have not.

With CLIL Courses online, you can review everything that is important about CLIL at your own pace. You can select which topic you want to learn about, watch some videos in your own time and test your knowledge with a quiz.

In other words: you do not have to skip lessons but can study at your own pace. At school, at home or even when you are travelling in the train.

"CLIL is an umbrella term"

Indeed, CLIL is actually about a lot of different things. It involves language learning, learning skills,  activating students, implementing ICT etc.

Overwhelming, isn't it?

What I think CLIL should be about

Okay, we all know CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning, right?

But what does that actually mean? 

  • Do you know what it means for your lesson or lesson preparation?
  • Do you know what it means for the way you interact with your students?
  • Do you know what it means for the students in your lesson?

These questions, and many more, were questions I struggled with when I started out with CLIL a decade ago. With only a few books and little to none available training, I had to figure out a lot myself.

Fortunately, I was allowed to follow a course on CLIL, over the course of four days. In other words: four days of lessons had to be skipped to learn this.

With the help of amazing trainers during this course, I developed more CLIL activities and became a CLIL coach. Most of my questions were answered, but one question remained:

Was this the best way to study CLIL?

CLIL is not about being a perfect language teacher or about playing games all the time - these kind of misconceptions seem to persists. A lot.

I think CLIL can be studied a lot easier than live training. With the help of colleagues, videos and feedback.

What are the elements of CLIL?

In my opinion, CLIL consists of two elements:

Generating Language output

Activate participation of students

But a lot of questions remain:

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    How can you integrate language in your lesson?
    Knowing about these two elements, how do you apply them to your lesson? What should you focus on? What about the balance between the subject and the language?
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    What are the language skills to pay attention to?
    How can you apply the four language skills in your lesson? How do you get your students to talk and produce spoken output? What do you do to help them understand new concepts?
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    Can you implement the learning skills with CLIL?
    What can you do with the ideas of Bloom? Should you only focus on reproducing content? How can you implement more difficult learning strategies with CLIL?
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    And many more...

As I said: many questions.
If you have to answer them all, you would not be able teach a single lesson anymore.

While I was coaching other teachers on CLIL, I learned what strategies work better than others. Also, because I still teach, I try new activities in my lessons on a regular basis and try to do this in a way it does not cost me a lot of time.

This combination of experiences allowed me to come up with a lot of different ideas on improving CLIL lessons. I share these ideas through my online blog as well as coaching sessions with colleagues and notice they really do improve their lessons.

I want you to help you out as well

Teaching about a broad subject as CLIL as well as keeping this easy to digest is a challenge I took upon myself. I want to help out a many teachers as I can, but that is not possible the 'normal' way. 

That is why I developed

CLIL Courses Online

Which this one-of-a-kind Online CLIL Course, you will learn all about Content and Language Integrated Learning! You can study at your own pace at your own level. From very basic to more advanced knowledge on CLIL, you can find it all in the different modules.

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    Everything online: No matter where you are, you can access the content whenever you want. You can watch the videos in the train, do the quizzes while you have a break or just sit down at a moment of your choosing and go through the courses at your own pace.
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    Different users, different levels: You no longer have to adept to the other teachers who are at a different level. Choose the modules that suit your needs!
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    Continues updates with new modules: Would you like to know more about a topic that is not covered? Let me know and I will add it. For free!

What other people say about
CLIL Courses Online

The topics were chosen well and the teachers learned a lot

Karen Verdel
- TTO Coordinator Comenius COllege

"Very useful indeed for an afternoon training sessions with teachers!"

Merel Scott
- CLIL coach Nehalennia college

It was great that you could start without the need of prior knowledge. You were not bombarded with information."

Jolene de Kruijk-Hoogmoed
- TTO coordinator Lentiz 

Ready to learn about CLIL?

By now you know what to expect: an online CLIL course that suits all of your needs.  Enjoy all of the benefits of online learning and explore the different aspects of CLIL that suit your needs.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed




  • 1 year access to all courses
  • Final quiz for each course
  • Work at your own pace



  • 1 year access to all courses
  • Access to facebook group
  • Feedback on tasks



  • 1 year access to all courses
  • Access to facebook group
  • 1 on 1 coaching
Patrick De Boer

Creator of CLIL Courses Online

About Patrick de Boer

So, who is this guy stating he can teach you something?

For starters: I am a CLIL teacher and a CLIL coach.

Besides being a teacher, I was chief editor of CLIL Magazine.

An international publication with readers worldwide. 

However, I stopped publishing CLIL Magazine after 10 issues ( 5 years) because I wanted to reach more people and train more teachers.

What to expect




Access to 5 available courses and future updates

Certificate upon completion

Quizzes to check if you understand everything

Replaced by final task

See below

Replaced by final task

See below

Final tasks with personal feedback

Monthly coaching sessions to discuss your questions and receive feedback.

Access to coaching archive

1 on 1 coaching sessions

(4 in total)

Maximum amount of participants

No limit



Available for




Still have questions?

You might be thinking: I am not ready to start an online course. After all, I am not an expert on the use of computers, or I am not sure if it is a fit for me.

Don't worry!

The website is optimized to be super user friendly and I will help you out whenever you feel like you are stuck. Also, you can try it out for 30 days and if after that time you are not satisfied, just let me know and your money will be returned!

What you will learn

Module 1: Basics of CLIL

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    ​You will discover what CLIL is all about
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    ​You can apply CLIL to a part of your lesson

Module 2: Planning and Preparing a CLIL Lesson

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    ​You will discover what the main stages of a CLIL lesson consists of
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    ​You will learn how to CLILify these lesson moments

Module 3: Language Skills

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    ​You will discover what four language skills exist
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    ​You can apply these language skills in your lesson effectively

Module 4: Scaffolding

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    ​You will discover what scaffolding is all about
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    ​You will learn how to apply this to your lesson

Module 5: Bloom

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    ​You will discover what the ideas of Bloom were about
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    ​You will learn what these ideas have to do with CLIL and why they are important to apply

All of these modules consist of short videos and quizzes to help you understand the importance and explain more clearly what these topics are about.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

You are fully protected by a 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. After you have finished one course and you are not satisfied, just let me know and you will receive a complete refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

I only know a little about CLIL. Are these courses for me?

Can you buy single courses or only packs of courses?

How long will I have access to a course once it is bought?

Can you help me plan the courses?

​Will the courses be updated?

Do I have to do all of the modules?

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