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Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) involves teaching a curricular subject through the medium of a language other than that normally used. The subject can be entirely unrelated to language learning, such as history lessons being taught in English in a school in Spain. !"! is ta#ing place and has been found to be effective in all sectors of education from primary through to adult and higher education. "ts success has been gro$ing over the past %& years and continues to do so. Teachers $or#ing $ith !"! are specialists in their o$n discipline rather than traditional language teachers. They are usually fluent spea#ers of the target language, bilingual or native spea#ers. "n many institutions language teachers $or# in partnership $ith other departments to offer !"! in various subjects. The #ey issue is that the learner is gaining ne$ #no$ledge about the 'non-language' subject $hile encountering, using and learning the foreign language. The methodologies and approaches used are often lin#ed to the subject area $ith the content leading the activities. Benefits of CLIL CLIL's multi-faceted approach can offer a variety of benefits. It: builds intercultural #no$ledge and understanding develops intercultural communication s#ills improves language competence and oral communication s#ills develops multilingual interests and attitudes provides opportunities to study content through different perspectives allo$s learners more contact $ith the target language does not re(uire e)tra teaching hours complements other subjects rather than competes $ith them diversifies methods and forms of classroom practice increases learners' motivation and confidence in both the language and the subject being taught ! initiatives to support learning through languages (CLIL) *$ing to its effectiveness and ability to motivate learners, !"! is identified as a priority area in the +ction plan for !anguage !earning and !inguistic ,iversity -Section % %../. The European Symposium on 0The hanging European lassroom - the 1otential of 1lurilingual Education,0 held in 2arch .&&3 in cooperation $ith the !u)emburg 1residency recalled the need to ensure that pupils and students receive !"! provision at different levels of school education. "t $as also emphasised that teachers should receive special training in !"!. That same year, the E4 published anin-depth study into ho$ !"! is ta#ing place in schools throughout Europe. The E4 has also supported many !"! projects . "a#ing CLIL further The !ifelong !earning 1rogramme offers opportunities and grants to help schools and teachers set up and ta#e part in international !"! projects.