The project

In January 2014 a new European project about the topic of learning a foreign language started. With Zukunfstbau as coordinator and responsible for the management of the project, there are five additional partners from Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Romania, who aim to develop a new method for learning a foreign language:

  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Interacting UK
  • Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Consejería de Educación, Universidades y Sostenibilidad de Canarias
  • Liceul cu Program Sportiv Suceava

‘playingCLIL‘ is a two-year project which combines elements from the pedagogic theatre (game techniques) with the CLIL classroom, with the purpose of developing a new CLIL methodology. But what does this exactly mean?

CLIL stands for ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning’. When a school subject (e.g.: History) is taught in a foreign language, we are talking about CLIL. At a European level, CLIL is nowadays considered an extremely promising method to promote the learning of foreign languages.

The project has a duration of 24 months (January 2014 – December 2015) and is funded by the European Union, through the Lifelong Learning Program.


The project ‘playingCLIL’ aims to extend this teaching method to the elements of pedagogic drama (interactive games and techniques from the theater sports), and it intends to accomplish three main goals:

  • First, strengthen the linguistic and professional learning
  • Second, develop social and communicative skills
  • Finally reach more target groups than those addressed before ‘playingCLIL’.

The project materials (teaching resources) will be developed, tested and improved. The practical results will be collected in a handbook (print and e-book). These materials will be designed so that they can be used in the general, vocational and adult education fields.

Content and language integrated learning inspired by drama pedagogy