Short-term exchange of groups of pupils “CLIL week”

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During the 5 working days of this event students (4 from each partner country and 12 from the host country, in total 24) conducted and participated in activities concerning the 4 CLIL lessons they had prepared beforehand, and which were taught to the other colleagues.

CLIL lesson 1: Turkish students presented a lesson about measurement in ancient times. They explained how distances and locations were measured by ancient people when they didn’t have sophisticated instruments to do it. A special emphasis was given to the astrolabe and attending students could do some practicing how to do it outside, after the theoretical introduction.

CLIL lesson 2: Portuguese students gave a lesson on “DNA – Biological function and chemistry”. The aims of the lesson were: extracting  DNA from their cells using common materials (Biology and Chemistry); understanding  the biological function of DNA (Biology); characterizing DNA structure based on chemical aspects (Chemistry); choosing the right prepositions (English) and acquiring new scientific vocabulary concerning the subject (Biology, Chemistry and English).

CLIL lesson 3: students from Hungary presented a lesson to their colleagues called “The food of the future”, starting with a PowerPoint presentation. They showed that entomophagy could be a solution for some Earth problems, like Global warming, greenhouse effect and starvation. After that, the students reflected about this issue and filled a table chart. In the end of the lesson the teacher-students applied a Kahoot to other colleagues.

CLIL lesson 4: students from Lithuania presented a lesson to their colleagues called “The research of caloric value of nuts”. The students started the lesson raising the question “What type of nuts is more useful to take to a tourist hike or trip?”. The purpose of this lesson was to determine the caloric value of 5 types of nuts by building a calorimeter and measuring the energy captured by the water.

After all the lessons, the whole group of 24 students, through an informal debate supervised by two teachers, made their self-evaluation and evaluate the performance of the colleagues from other countries, answering questions such as ‘what new learnings have I acquired’ and ‘how could the lesson be improved?’.


The program of the exchange included also some workshops at the Faculty of Science and Technology (Universidade Nova of Lisbon), as well as visits to The Lisbon Oceanarium and Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Science Centre).

Interest Erasmus Project 2018