I help CLIL teachers to prepare engaging lessons with more focus on language without spending more time.

A selection of schools I collaborated with

More CLIL in less time for teams and teachers

Teacher training

Training, coaching and support: everything you need to make the most of your CLIL lessons.


Not sure where to start with CLIL? Or maybe you have some ideas but don't know how to make it work for your lesson?


That is what I help you with during the 3-month course "The CLIL Roadmap Live"







Team training

Experience CLIL during interactive workshops.


Want to learn more about CLIL together with colleagues?


I offer in-company training if there is a group of teachers at your school that start out with CLIL.



Online training

The one of a kind online CLIL curriculum.


The step-by-step procedure to learn all about CLIL.


With these easy to follow steps and short videos. you will explore all of the important elements of CLIL and experience what is like to make CLIL work!

testimonials

What teachers say

MIEKE 

The Netherlands


"Because of Patrick's help, I became much more confident in teaching CLIL and apply it more often than I used to (I even share CLIL ideas with my colleagues now)."

Svetlana

Russia

"Patrick is a born presenter and teacher. He is always open to various questions and ready to support every student.

I strongly advise to take this course to everybody who interested in CLIL and wants to be engaged in activities connected with CLIL implementation."

Discover the podcast "CLIL for teachers and teams"

30) Phil Ball on competences, skills and Pisa-panic
30) Phil Ball on competences, skills an...
During this second interview with Phil Ball we continued our conversation on implementing skills and competencies ...
01:06:27
March 04, 2024
20) Lola Lopez Navas on the role of the native speaker
20) Lola Lopez Navas on the role of the...
Is bilingual good for you? And why? And what effect does having a native speaker in your teacher team have on the...
01:05:39
February 12, 2024
28) Sabine van Esch on CLIL in history lessons
28) Sabine van Esch on CLIL in history ...
In this episode, I interview Sabine van Esch, who is not only a CLIL coach but also recently finished her research...
00:55:52
January 15, 2024
27) Michele C. Guerrini on the use of images and arrows in a CLIL context
27) Michele C. Guerrini on the use of i...
What role do images play in a CLIL context? And how can you help students be aware of that to support their learni...
01:02:16
December 11, 2023
26) Jill Surmont on the Language Paradox, CLIL & LOCT and much more
26) Jill Surmont on the Language Parado...
With Brussels being a special city for multilingualism, I wanted to interview Jill Surmont who trains future teach...
00:57:20
November 13, 2023
25) Christel de Jong on implement CLIL in P.E. lessons
25) Christel de Jong on implement CLIL ...
P.E. teachers might sometimes have a hard time finding materials for their CLIL lessons, as many books are written...
00:52:34
October 09, 2023
24 David Marsh on the start of CLIL, the role of native speakers and speaking L1 in a CLIL lesson
24 David Marsh on the start of CLIL, th...
The first episode of 'season two' starts with a Special Episode: An interview with CLIL expert David Marsh...
00:56:43
September 11, 2023
23) Activating prior knowledge & Check for understanding with diagnostic, formative questions
23) Activating prior knowledge & Check ...
In this episode I share a different way of opening your lesson: using diagnostic, formative questions. This is bas...
00:11:22
June 07, 2023
22) 6 ways to provide feedback on spoken output
22) 6 ways to provide feedback on spoke...
In a CLIL lesson, you promote language output. But then what? How do you deal with students who say something in E...
00:12:04
May 29, 2023
21) Why repeating things really does work in CLIL education
21) Why repeating things really does wo...
In this episode, I share three practical lesson ideas that help to implement the idea of the Ebbinghaus retention ...
00:14:14
May 22, 2023
20) But the instruction was clear, right?
20) But the instruction was clear, righ...
In this episode, I discuss why some activities work better for certain teachers than others, based on the publicat...
00:10:42
May 15, 2023
19 What is CLIL again? Two questions to check if you are doing CLIL.
19 What is CLIL again? Two questions to...
My blog post on "What is CLIL" was published in 2016, and some time has passed. All the more reason to h...
00:12:54
May 08, 2023
18 Three ways to make sure your students do not learn a new language
18 Three ways to make sure your student...
What do you need to do to make sure your students do NOT learn a new language? In this episode, I share three thin...
00:13:02
May 01, 2023
17 CLIL as the holy grail of (bilingual) education
17 CLIL as the holy grail of (bilingual...
In this episode, I discuss something that has been bugging me for a while: the fact that I often hear only the pos...
00:10:06
April 24, 2023
16 You did your best
16 You did your best
Alright, so you prepared your CLIL lesson. You made sure you implemented scaffolding, accommodated differentiation...
00:13:07
April 17, 2023
15 Phil Ball on activities, tasks and sequences
15 Phil Ball on activities, tasks and s...
For this 15th episode of the podcast, I interviewed Phil Ball (co-author of 'Putting CLIL into practice) and w...
00:37:04
April 11, 2023
14 Why do you do CLIL?
14 Why do you do CLIL?
Teachers often discuss what happens in their lessons, thinking about the practical implementation of CLIL. I compl...
00:13:37
April 03, 2023
13 English First, CLIL Second?
13 English First, CLIL Second?
In this episode, I discuss the challenges of teachers who just start out teaching in bilingual education. Often, t...
00:12:30
March 27, 2023
12) What CLIL can and cannot do
12) What CLIL can and cannot do
CLIL can do a lot of things, but it cannot solve every challenge you face as a teacher. And it might even be unwis...
00:12:25
March 20, 2023
11)
11) "My students can't do that"
Ever wondered if students are up for the task you give them? I'm sure you have! In this episode, I discuss a strat...
00:09:12
February 20, 2023
10) My problem with CLIL
10) My problem with CLIL
CLIL is great. There, I said it. But CLIL can also be complex, overwhelming and altogether a little unclear. In th...
00:17:04
February 13, 2023
9) When your planning goes wrong
9) When your planning goes wrong
I know it only happens to me, but sometimes my lessons don't go quite as planned. In this episode, I share this ex...
00:14:23
February 06, 2023
8) Three takeaways from my almost viral post in the CLIL Club
8) Three takeaways from my almost viral...
Last week I closed down the CLIL Club on Facebook, and I received quite a few responses on that. In this episode, ...
00:12:56
January 30, 2023
7)
7) "I already know that activity"
With more and more CLIL teachers around, it is more likely more experienced teachers end up in a training session ...
00:16:31
January 23, 2023
6) Is bilingual education just a marketing tool?
6) Is bilingual education just a market...
How many top priorities can your school have? And is bilingual education one of them? That is something I talk abo...
00:13:17
January 16, 2023
5) Which type of audience are you?
5) Which type of audience are you?
In this episode, I talk about the three different types of audiences you can either be yourself or recognise whene...
00:15:02
January 03, 2023
4) Involving students & teachers alike
4) Involving students & teachers alike
I am easily bored and suffer from 'shiny-new-object' syndrome. And I am sure I am not the only one. How do you go ...
00:12:49
January 03, 2023
3) Language as a barrier
3) Language as a barrier
In this episode, I share some thoughts on dealing with a barrier to learning for students in bilingual education a...
00:16:19
January 03, 2023
2) Engaged students
2) Engaged students
In this episode, I share my tips on how to increase student engagement during a CLIL lesson, both from a teacher's...
00:15:57
January 03, 2023
1) Introducing the CLIL Podcast for Teachers and Teams
1) Introducing the CLIL Podcast for Tea...
In this episode, I share my goals for this podcast and a little bit about me and my background, so you know who yo...
00:13:54
December 22, 2022

About Me.

Patrick de Boer is a CLIL coach, teacher trainer and former editor-in-chief of CLIL Magazine. With 15 years of experience teaching CLIL mathematics in secondary education and coaching fellow teachers, he shares his ideas on regular basis on his blog and trains CLIL teachers worldwide with both online and offline courses and workshops on various topics related to CLIL teaching.

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