Newsletter July 2010

Uncovering CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning and Multilingual Education
Peeter Mehisto, Maria Jesus Frigols, David Marsh

If you are teaching at primary or secondary schools, or you are a language teacher looking to broaden your knowledge, Uncovering CLIL is a very useful resource for anyone looking to get a deeper understanding of the subject. The book’s straight forward and user friendly content page makes dipping in and out to find relevant information easy and efficient.
The book is packed full of diagrams and tables that make examples and methodologies easy to understand and use. There are also insights and scenarios which many teachers I am sure can relate to.
Beginning with the history of CLIL and moving through the CLIL triad, the book identifies core features of CLIL, offers various lesson ideas, descriptions, goals, etc, focusing on students-centred classrooms.
Overall, with Uncovering CLIL you will have a ready to use resource which will provide some materials to get you started in CLIL and the knowledge to develop your understanding.

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Macmillan ELT (31 Mar 2008)
Language French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Welsh, English, German
ISBN-10: 0230027199
ISBN-13: 978-0230027190

International Slavery Museum Liverpool

This unique museum explores the history of the slave trade and Liverpool’s involvement, while addressing issues such as freedom, identity, human rights, racial discrimination and cultural change. Replacing the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery, this is only the first phase of the museum’s development and it is split into three main areas; ‘Life in West Africa’, ‘Enslavement and the Middle Passage’ and ‘Legacy’.
This is the only museum of its kind in the UK and will take you on a journey that will give you greater awareness and understanding of both historical and contemporary slavery.

Moualaqat: Poetry without Passport in Liverpool


It is on until 5th September, an exhibition at the first floor of the Bluecoat’s Vide space and restaurant of colourful banners inspired by Arabic poetry and created by young artists from France, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.
In order to increase knowledge of the poetry of the Arab world, colourful banners of human size, known as Moualaqat, were created by young visual artists coming together from France, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. The Moualaqat, literally translated as ‘things hanging’ become a major source of inspiration and creativity for a group of young artists from the national network Peuples et Cultures. The network is constituted of thirty four associations spread across France which have, for more than sixty years, developed a range of activities aimed at promoting popular education and cultural awareness.

Conwy Classical Music Festival

This festival, centred around St Mary's and All Saint Church in Conwy and now in its 19th year, has grown into a full blown crescendo of classical music featuring prominent musicians from Wales and further afield.
Definitely worth attending the concerts on until 24th July!



Reflections is a carefully considered exhibition featuring Helfa Gelf artists Llinos Lanini, fine art photographer and Andrew Coomber, jeweller.
A keen eye for the relationships between the pieces chosen has brought to fruition a visually stimulating and thought-provoking exhibition on until 31st August.