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About J-CLIL

We, J-CLIL members, established Japan CLIL Pedagogy Association in April 2017 in order to achieve the initial target attainment:

To study and promote practices for the implementation of integrated education called CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) or CBLT (Content-based Language Teaching).


Based on this, we conduct several activities as follows:


  • CLIL study meetings

  • CLIL seminar

  • CLIL journal publishing

  • CLIL materials development

  • CLIL research networks

  • Any other activities to promote CLIL (CBLT) pedagogy

What is CLIL?

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J-CLIL Organization

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Background of J-CLIL

J-CLIL has been established based on the activities of Toyo Eiwa CLIL ReN, the previous study group, which was organized by a number of CLIL practitioners or researchers who are interested in CLIL in Japan. Shigeru Sasajima started to work for Toyo Eiwa University in April 2015 and talked with Katsuhiko Muto about the implementation of CLIL curriculum, and then asked several teachers to have regular study meetings and discuss how to teach CLIL and what to do in CLIL classrooms. In the course of several discussions, the members decided to create an association to develop CLIL pedagogy in Japan.


Thus far in April 2017, J-CLIL started with some 100 members under Shigeru Sasajima as a president, Makoto Ikeda, who manages CLIL-Japan at Sophia University, as a vice president, and Katsuhiko Muto as a secretary general. The J-CLIL office is situated at Toyo Eiwa University:


J-CLIL office: Ikeda's Study Room

Sophia University

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554


Our policy is bilingual in Japanese and English, but it is not to exclude other languages. J-CLIL supports all types of CLIL implementation in the Japanese context. We hope you will join J-CLIL as a regular member, so please contact us.


See the Membership page for more information.

The J-CLIL Constitution and Bylaws



J-CLIL office: Ikeda's Study Room

Sophia University

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554

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