The art classroom provides the perfect context for learning a second language. Students’ natural enthusiasm towards art flows into learning the target language, while the visual nature of art can be adapted to illustrate and contextualise the breadth of the language curriculum.
I developed and taught a "Spanish through Art" program following the CLIL approach (Content and Language Integrated Learning) combining my joint passions for teaching languages and visual art. Later on, I adapted the units to teach "English through Art", an experience that allowed me to test the flexibility and relevance of my CLIL projects.
I have written about my projects and experiences in the CLIL classroom to inspire and support other teachers interested in teaching using this approach. I am currently looking to publish my book on Teaching Languages through Languages. If you are interested in working with me or just want to say hi, I would love to hear from you!
Click below to see some of my most successful projects and download some CLIL teaching resources. You can also watch a video about the Spanish program and peek into my book.