Manuals compiled in the COOL project

The Clilstore Practitioner Guidebook

The Clilstore Practitioner Guidebook comprises an introductory guide to using in Content  and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) contexts and provides technical guidance for CLIL practitioners at all educational levels. It has been funded with support from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme through the Spanish National Agency as an output of the CLIL Open Online Learning  (COOL) project, carried out from September 2018 to December 2021, coordinated by Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (reference number KA2-2018-1-ES01-KA203-050474).

We are greatly indebted to all the colleagues who have participated in the project and contributed to the  success of the COOL project and its main outcome, the CLIL authoring tool, materials reposi- tory, and multilingual dictionary interface.  The Guidebook is available in English, Danish, Irish, Italian, and Spanish all versions in .pdf format and as .ePub

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A free COOL CLIL Course

Core: 4 Weeks (Modules 1-7, including Assessment and Certification)

Optional: 2 Weeks (Modules 8-10)

The COOL CLIL course serves as a general introduction to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) while also delivering training in how to create digital materials to support learners and plan lessons using CLIL methodology. Modules 1-6 are core learning modules which cover CLIL theory, lessson planning and technical training in how to use the Open Educational Resource - which caters directly to both learners and teachers. Module 7 is a summative assessment module which if successfully completed leads to the award of a Certificate. Modules 8-9 will allow course participants to learn about a series of EU funded projects that have helped to advance the dissemination and uptake of the CLIL methodology within Europe and beyond and also find out how they can participate in a growing community of practice centred around these projects and Finally, Module 10 provides access to case-studies and academic discussions on CLIL to enable participants to explore the theory and its application in more depth and deepen their knowledge of the field. This may help participants plan for the adoption of CLIL at a wider curricular or institutional level or design projects to research and assess the efficacy of CLIL.

Estimated work load three hours per week

Register and participate in the course in the following languages:

 After completion of the course a certificate is issued from the Politecnic University of Valencia

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Manuals compiled in the TOOLS project


Manuals compiled in the pools projects

Manuals from Pools-t

A manual on how to make use of the tools (TextBlender, Multidict, and Wordlink) produced by the pools-t project in a CLIL based context can now be downloaded in:

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A guide for students preparing for a work or study period in other countries. The guide can be downloaded in:

Book on Computer Assisted Language Learning

The CALL book (computer assisted language learning) has been compiled as a book of reference where teachers can look up information on exercise types etc.

The Hand Book is also meant to serve as an inspiration for the Do It Yourself teachers.

The book contains examples of how to use CALL in a pedagogically sound context. The book, which has been updated in 2011 can be downloaded in:

The original 2005 version of the POOLS Project Course Book can be downloaded in:

The above manuals took a starting point in a Danish book "Hvad venter vi på" (what are we waiting for?) from 2000 written by Kent Andersen and Michael Svendsen-Pedersen. Download the original manual here

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Course guide on CALL

The pools-2 project compiled a course guide, which  contains units on how to run CALL courses (in-service, online only, or blended courses.

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Book on simulations as a method

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Book on PhyEmoC

Download the 2011 manual on the Physical Emotional and Cultural approach in:

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Book on task based learning

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Book on eTandem and Tandem Learning

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Teacher Course materials

A Course Guide

The guide gives advice on how to run the courses: Click here to download

PowerPoint slides used for courses

Collection of PowerPoint slides used for the method courses. The slides may be adapted / translated  for different course situations.

Lithuanian PowerPoint slides

Danish course slides:

The final video produced by SUPSI demonstrates the five communicative language teaching methods (PhyEmoC, Task Based Learning, eTandem learning, Simulations, and Computer Assisted Language Learning): The video comes complete with all the materials used in the lessons. Download the instructions, handouts / student materials used in the video:


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Evaluation forms after courses

The POOLS-M partnership has decided to open the online evaluation areas. These areas will remain open for the next two years so we can collect data on the courses. Please user the online forms so you can assist us in the work after the funded period:

Downloadable forms:

SUPSI, the Swiss pools-m partner has collected the electronic evaluations from the past pools-m pilot courses. The evaluation results from teachers and their students can be downloaded here:

A sample certificate has been developed by the Danish designer Lone Olstrup. Download certificate here

Development Course

The "Materials Development Course Manual" is ready for download and your comments. Revisions and updates are expected also after the project funded period.

Evaluation form for course participants can be downloaded in: English, German, Romanian, Danish, Spanish, Lithuanian, Basque

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Last edit: 05-07-2011

The Tools team

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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