Call for Papers

Call extended!

Follow the instructions below to submit your abstract. The new deadline is 14 November.

We 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. Selection will be made on the basis of relevance and quality of the abstract.

Click on one of the submission types below to see more detailed instructions and for the link to the submission site.

Note: Speakers/workshop leaders who submit an abstract are not automatically registered for the conference. Registration will open early in 2022. If your abstract is accepted, you will still need to pay the conference fee.

1. Presentation

Focus: Research or Practice

Format: In person or 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, you should show clearly how your research is relevant to practice. 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.

Submitting your abstract

An abstract should contain text only, and be about 150 words long. It should be written in English.

Note that the requirements for research presentations and good practice presentations differ from each other. Please ensure that your abstract meets the relevant criteria, as stated below.


Abstracts for research presentations should address:

  • Context in which research was carried out

  • Methodological approach

  • Findings in brief

  • Relevance for practice


Abstracts for good practice presentations could address, for example:

  • Context from which good practice was carried out

  • Brief summary of what the good practice involves

  • Why this is a good practice

  • Learning points / Relevance for others


(NB. To submit an abstract you will first be asked to make an account.)

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.

Submitting your abstract

An abstract should contain text only, and be about 150 words long. It should be written in English and meet the criteria below.

Abstracts for workshops should address:

  • What is the workshop about?

  • Who would benefit from participating in the workshop?

  • Roughly how will the workshop be approached?

  • What can participants expect to learn or gain from the workshop?


(NB. To submit an abstract you will first be asked to make an account.)

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. Like you, your speakers need to register and pay to attend the conference.

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. This gives you time to organise your symposium once you know if it has been accepted.

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.

Submitting your abstract

An abstract should contain text only, and be about 150 words long. It should be written in English and meet the criteria below.

Abstracts for symposia should address:

  • Focus/Topic of the symposium and why this is relevant

  • Indication of proposed content and speakers/presenters

  • Target audience

  • Language in which the symposium will be conducted


(NB. To submit an abstract you will first be asked to make an account.)

4. Poster

Focus: Research or practice

Format: In person and online

Length: 2 minutes + questions during break

Language: English

You produce a poster or similar 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 viewed in situ. You will be given 2 minutes to ‘pitch’ your project to delegates and your poster 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 small prize for the best poster.

Not sure what we mean by a poster? We found some useful guidelines here: https://guides.nyu.edu/posters.

Submitting your abstract

An abstract should contain text only, and be about 150 words long. It should be written in English.

Note that the requirements for research posters and good practice posters differ from each other. Please ensure that your abstract meets the relevant criteria, as stated below.


Abstracts for research posters should address:

  • Context in which research was carried out

  • Methodological approach

  • Findings in brief

  • Relevance for practice


Abstracts for good practice posters could address, for example:

  • Context from which good practice was carried out

  • Brief summary of what the good practice involves

  • Why this is a good practice

  • Learning points / Relevance for others


(NB. To submit an abstract you will first be asked to make an account.)

Another way to contribute: Clipping CLIL

Want to share your practice but not sure about presenting it yourself? An alternative way for teachers to contribute is by submitting a video clip (4-6 minutes) from their teaching practice to be used in a workshop facilitated by an experienced teacher educator.

Interested? Email clippingclil@worldclil.com for more information. You do not need to submit an abstract at this stage.