CLIL agus an Teagasc Trí Ghaeilge, 27 Feabhra, 2010
Aoí chainteoirí / Speakers


María Jesús Frigols-Martin, Valencia



María Jesús Frigols is one of the authors of the 2008 award winning book ‘Uncovering CLIL’ published by Macmillan, Oxford. Having taught languages at secondary, vocational, and higher education, she has been involved with curricular development and teacher training since the 1980s. Since 2000, María has collaborated with an international team exploring ways in which to improve and upgrade education through CLIL. Since then, she has been involved with the development of good CLIL practice in Spain and through European Union initiatives, in a range of countries. María is currently in an advisory capacity at the Board of Education in Valencia, Spain. She acts in consultancy roles in the public and private sectors; is closely linked to the design and evaluation of European development work, and from 2007-2010 is expert coordinator of CLIL-CD in the 3rd medium programme of the European Centre for Modern Languages in Austria.


Do Coyle, University of Aberdeen

Do Coyle is Professor in Learning Innovation at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Formerly at Nottingham University, she led an initial teacher education programme for future CLIL teachers, a Master’s programme for CLIL and supervised doctoral students in the field. Do is internationally renowned for her work in CLIL pedagogies and acts as advisor and consultant to ministries and organisations on a global scale. She is involved in a wide range of European initiatives and has published extensively in the field, including the national guidelines for CLIL. Her main research interests lie in furthering classroom pedagogies and professional learning rooted in teacher-learner class-based inquiry. Do’s current research involves teacher-learner networks for analysing effective CLIL practice using digital tools and virtual spaces. She is also carrying out collaborative research with colleagues in Austria and Australia to investigate pluriliteracies in CLIL settings and has launched an on-line Masters in Plurilingual Education. 


Áine Furlong, IT Phort Láirge 


Dr Áine Furlong’s work in language learning and teaching is motivated by two key issues: the immediate relevance of language learning to the individual as well as the development of his/her plurilingual/cultural awareness within society. Her research interests focus on the teaching of subjects through other languages - content-based teaching/ CLIL -, plurilingual approaches to language learning as well as the relation of creativity to plurilingualism

She is course leader for the MA in Second Language Learning and Teaching (distance learning) at Waterford Institute of Technology and has worked in teacher education in Ireland, Europe and the Middle-East. She co-founded the CLIL@WIT research and development group and is involved in the development of a principled approach to content-based instruction at European level (LICI project). She is also a member of the coordinating team of the ConBaT+ project at the European Centre for Modern Languages (2008-11) where plurilingualism is integrated into content-based teaching.


Muiris Ó Laoire, IT Thrá Lí

Tá an Dr. Muiris Ó Laoire ina léachtóir sinsearach san Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Thrá Lí, mar a stiúraíonn sé taighde iarchéime ar mhúineadh agus ar shealbhú teanga. Is iaruachtarán é ar Cumann na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí in Éirinn. Tá comhltachtaí taighde bainte amach aige in ollscoileanna Otago agus Massey sa Nua Shéalainn.  Tá taighde idir lámha aige faoi láthair ar an mbeartas agus ar an bpleanáil teanga agus ar an ilteangachas. Tá ailt uaidh foilsithe International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Language Awareness, Current Issues in Language and Society and Language Policy.


 Dr Muiris Ó Laoire, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Technology Tralee is a past president of the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics. He has held research fellowships in Otago and Massey University in New Zealand. His research areas include language policy and planning, Irish language and multilingualism. His publications have appeared in International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Current Issues in Language and Society and Language Policy.


Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, University of the Basque Country, Spain


Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). She is Associate Professor of Language and Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country, Spain.


She is the director for language courses in the UPV/EHU, where she is in charge of organising the language (Spanish and Basque) courses at the University of the Basque Country. She is also the director of two extensive courses in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes for teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language and the Chairwoman of the official Board of Examiners for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (University of the Basque Country and Instituto Cervantes).


She is the main researcher in a National Research Project that involves more than 12 researchers and two universities and the main researcher from the University of the Basque Country in the European project: Molan Network, a project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), which is carried out by 45 higher education institutions and schools from 22 European countries, and four European and national organisations.


Her recent publications have focused on the acquisition of morphosyntactic aspects of English as a third language, multilingualism, and issues related to Content and Language Integrated Learning.  She has co-edited the volume Content and Language Integrated Learning: Evidence from Research in Europe (Multilingual Matters, 2009) and CLIL in Spain: Implementation, Results and Teacher Training (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).


 Olive Ní Chonghaile, Clochar na Trócaire, Tuaim


Múinteoir meánscoile í Olive i gClochar na Trócaire, Tuaim, Co. na Gaillimhe. Tá an Ghaeilge agus an Eacnamaíocht Bhaile á múineadh aici ann. Tá MA i dTeagasc Teangacha déanata ag Olive le hAcadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, agus mar chuid den taighde a rinne sí, chuir sí clár piolótach CLIL i bhfeidhm ina scoil féin.

 Carmel Mary Coonan, Universita Ca'Foscari de Venezia, Italy


Carmel Mary Coonan is an associate professor of Glottodidactics  at Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Italy. She teaches ‘Bilingual education/CLIL’, ‘Research methods in Glottodidactics’ and ‘Language Education’ in the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature of Ca’ Foscari University  and ‘Methodology of foreign language teaching’ and ‘Language Education’ at the SSIS (Scuola di Specializzazione Interateneo per la Formazione degli Insegnanti di Scuola Secondaria). Her fields of interest concern bilingual and multilingual education, psychological aspects of language education, the methodology for the promotion of the early learning of foreign languages in formal settings and, more recently, disabilities and foreign language learning and teaching.