Call for Papers

Advance notice: Call for abstracts

We will be inviting abstracts for World CLIL 2022 from September 2021.

We will welcome contributions relating to research or practice in CLIL or other educational contexts in which the language of instruction is not the learners’ main home language.

Contributions can take different forms, each of which is described below.

Abstracts should be no more than 150 words long and will be subject to anonymous peer-review. All abstracts should be written in English for the purpose of review. Selection will be made on the basis of relevance and quality of the abstract. The link to the abstract submission form will appear on this page in September 2021. The call will close at the end of October 2021.

1. Presentation

Focus: Research or Practice

Format: In person or remote/online

Length: 20 minutes + 10 minutes’ discussion

Language: English

You give a ‘traditional’ research presentation or present an example of a good practice, with PowerPoint or other visual media as support. For research presentations, a clear link to practical relevance is preferred. Presentations will be filmed via a webcam so that online participants can also attend. If you plan to attend the conference online, you can present via video link.

2. Practical workshop

Focus: Practice

Format: In person

Length: 90 minutes

Language: English

You lead a workshop for a group of participants in the Hague. The workshop should be practical, with clear applications for the classroom. You can state in advance for which target audience your workshop is intended and whether you would be prepared to also open it to online participants, with support of an additional moderator.

3. Symposium

Focus: Research and/or Practice

Format: In person or hybrid

Length: 90 minutes

Language: Your choice (Abstract in English)

You fill a 90-minute slot with presentations, posters, discussions or other relevant activities around a particular theme or context (e.g. CLIL and Assessment, CLIL in Higher Education, CLIL in French-speaking contexts, CLIL and EAL…). You are responsible for creating your own programme, and for inviting and selecting speakers. Your symposium will be open to any participants in the Hague who wish to attend, although it will be up to you whether you also open it up to online participants.

When the call opens, you will be invited to submit an abstract for the symposium as a whole; at a later stage, you will be asked to provide more details of the symposium programme.

Symposia can be held in any language, although we request that a copy of the abstract be submitted in English for the purpose of the review process.

4. Poster/Visual presentation

Focus: Research or practice

Format: In person and online

Length: 2 minutes + questions during break

Language: English

You produce a poster, video or other visual presentation summarising your research or a good practice. This should be available in digital form, and if you are present in person, also in a way that can be shared in situ. You will be given 2 minutes to ‘pitch’ your project to delegates and your material will be displayed in communal areas and online during the conference. At an allotted time during a break, participants will be invited to ask questions or discuss your work with you. At the end of the conference, there will be a prize for the best poster/visual presentation.

5. Video clip

We are exploring possibilities to invite participants to contribute short (4-6 minute) video clips of their own teaching practice. These clips would form the basis for workshops facilitated by teacher educators. For more information, please email

Due to privacy issues these workshops will only be open to participants present in the Hague and the clips will not be available online.