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Schedule for Academic Year 2023


The 6th Annual Conference of the J-CLIL Education

Theme: "One step further with CLIL: Learning practicestranscending different disciplines and cultures"

▶︎Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

▶︎Venue: Waseda University(Toyama campus)& Zoom​

▶︎Program: Lectures, Presentations (Members, Invited and

Supporting Members), Reports (CLIL Teacher Training Program), etc.

▶︎Member Lecture: Kashiwagi Kazuko (Shitennoji University)

▶︎Keynote Speech: Dario Banegas (University of Edinburgh) Abstract & Bio

▶︎Participation fee: free of charge

▶️ Registration form:

*Registration deadline: 29 September (Friday)




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Keynote Speech】 What is the language quadriptych and how can it harness learning practices across

          the curriculum? 
























Plenary Talk】Exploring the relationship Teacher Agency and the adoption of CLIL in workplace: 

                             Towards CLIL practice on “Global Issues for Peace” 

















【Call for Presentations for the 6th J-CLIL Annual Bilingual Conference】Presentation application acceptance has ended.

The 6th J-CLIL Annual Bilingual Conference is to be held in a hybrid format (on campus at Waseda University and online on Zoom) on the date above. If you wish to give a presentation (20 minutes) or a symposium (60 minutes), please apply as below.

1) Deadline: 7th August 2023 (Mon; Japan time)

2) Notification of review result in Late August

3) Application form: Here

4) Application requirements: JCLIL members

*When presentations are given by more than one person, the first author should be a J-CLIL member; it is advised, however, that all presenters be J-CLIL members.

Preparatory Committee Chair: Keiko Tsuchiya (Yokohama City University)


J-CLIL Meetings


・39th J-CLIL Meeting

▶Date: December 9th, 2023, Saturday 2:00pm〜5:00pm

▶Waseda University Toyama Campus Bldg+Zoom

1."When CLIL meets Plurilingual and Intercultural Practice-From the 'Haiku to the World' Project in English Teacher Training"

     Kazuko Kashiwagi(Shitennoji University)


2."Report on CLIL Practice in Junior High and High School Using Original Teaching Materials"

  Kentaro Koibuchi (Yokohama Jogakuin Junior & Senior High School)


・40th J-CLIL Meeting

▶Date: February 17th, 2024, Saturday 2:00pm〜5:00pm

▶Sophia Univerisity Yotsuya Campus+Zoom


  Yoshihiro Nigo (Yamaguchi Gakugei Univeirsity)

2. “CLIL Biophysics: Creating a Course for Post-Graduate Students”

  Barry Kavanagh (Tohoku Univerisity)

・37th J-CLIL MeetingThis event has been completed

▶Date: July 22nd, 2023, Saturday  2:00pm〜5:00pm

▶Waseda University Toyama Campus Bldg+Zoom

1.“Challenging Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking Skills in CLIL for Pre-service Teacher Education”

  Fumi Takegami(Prefectural University of Kumamoto)

2. “CLIL lessons for Global Class students at Hong Kong Japanese School” (provisional)

   Rhys Tomsett(Japanese International School in Hong Kong)

・38th J-CLIL MeetingThis event has been completed

▶Date: September 23rd, 2023, Saturday 2:00pm〜5:00pm

▶Waseda University Toyama Campus Bldg+Zoom

1."Practice Report of Soft CLIL Utilizing AI in Kosen"

    SHIRAI Tatsuma(National Institute of Technology, Kurume College)


The 2nd J-CLIL Chugoku Chapter Conference 

This event has been completed

Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2023

Time : 13:0~17:30(Registration 12:30~)

Venue: Eikei Top Eikei University

 本研究会の企画は、BEVIによる学習者の分析を、CLIL教育に取り入れる試みによりさらなる教育効果を求める斬新なチャレンジを狙ったものである。 BEVIとは、教育、研究からリーダーシップ・プログラムやメンタル・ヘルスに至るまで、様々な場面で利用することのできる分析ツールで、学生の学習・成長・変化のプロセスや成果を理解し、それらを促進させることができる。留学プログラムの分析でBEVIを利用することで CLILの4Cのうち特にCultureとCommunicationの変化を客観的数値で示すことができ、それによってCLILメソッドを用いた留学プログラムの改善にもつながる。


〒730-0016 広島県広島市中区幟町1-5 広島駅より徒歩10分


12:30 受付


13:00 開会 (開会の言葉:上杉裕子 叡啓大学)


13:10 BEVI ワークショップ(日英)

   Prof. Craig Shealy (Western Washington University)、 西谷元 広島大学名誉教授


15:10 休憩


15:30 講演 



   Using BEVI to Assess Students' Transformation in a Study Abroad Program


16:30 研究発表1 (英語)

   Developing Language Proficiency and Cultural Understanding 

          上杉裕子、 George Higginbotham(叡啓大学)


17:00 研究発表2(日)




17:30 閉会(閉会の言葉:二五義博 山口学芸大学)


18:00  懇親会(叡啓大学より徒歩5分)



J-CLIL TOHOKU special webinar series

This event has been completed

Speaker: Russell Cross (The University of Melbourne)

Title: A pedagogical framework for Culture within CLIL, and Implications for equitable practice



▶Time and date: Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at 6 pm -7 pm 

▶Place: Held online via Zoom

▶Audience Capacity: limited to 100 and based on registration order

▶Registration deadline: August 26th, 2022 but we will close once we reach full capacity

Darío Luis Banegas is a Lecturer in Language Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where leads a course on curriculum development. He is the convener of the Towards Intersectionality in Language Teacher Education Research Group. He has recently co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Content and Language Integrated Learning.


In this presentation, I report the findings from a collaborative action research project carried out by three secondary school teachers (Biology, History, and Literature) in Argentina working at a Spanish-English bilingual school. The project emerged in response to the teachers’ interest in providing their learners with further opportunities to use English as an additional language in the content and language-integrated learning (CLIL) classroom. The experience included a series of workshops on lesson planning and reflections around language support. In this presentation, I will particularly pay attention to how the participating teachers put forward, what I shall call, the Language Quadriptych to account for their learners’ linguistic and cognitive needs and wants in relation to wishing to reflect about their learning apart from constructing disciplinary knowledge in English. I will include practical examples to illustrate what the teachers and learners did in class.

She is a professor at Shitennoji University and a director of J-CLIL Kansai in Japan. Her major research interest is the processes of foreign language learning for early adolescent learners (ages 11–14). Her current theoretical focus is on the usage-based model, focus on form, and exploration of science in CLIL. She has published several papers on CLIL and overseas teaching projects in Finland, Austria, and Taiwan that aim to improve teacher students’ 21st-century skills regarding international connections.


In this presentation, I will introduce examples of CLIL practices in university pre-service teacher training that have been implemented through collaboration occurred between researchers in Japan and other countries. Then, I will report on an international joint research project on forming teams to incorporate the CLIL instructional framework in the workplace. First, as a practical example, I will introduce language activities based on the topics of Quality of Education and Global Issues for Peace that encourage students to consider cause and effect. Second, in terms of international collaboration, I will report on the link between the development of the Teacher Agency proposed in Finland and the adoption of CLIL.

CLIL is of great value in cultivating the qualities of future global citizens in students. However, the systematization of CLIL instruction requires a school climate created by teachers from multiple disciplines and successful team building in the workplace. Then, I suggest answers to the question, “What philosophy is necessary for CLIL teacher training?”  I hope to have discussions with participants from various countries while introducing the CLIL and Teacher Agency projects that I am working on with colleagues in Osaka, Japan.

the team

J-CLIL office: Ikeda's Study Room

Sophia University

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

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