About CLIL Matters

Aleksandra Zaparucha

Hi, my name is Aleksandra Zaparucha. I am a Geography and English teacher from Toruń, Poland. I started my career over 30 years ago teaching Geography and English as independent subjects in primary and secondary state schools in Poland. Nearly 20 years ago I was invited to teach Geography through English in a bilingual program opened at my school. This is when my adventure with CLIL, or Content and Language Integrated Learning, started. Since then, I have been involved in various projects where subjects are taught through additional languages, mainly, but not only, English. Besides Poland, I have worked extensively as an international teacher, teacher trainer and trainer of trainers across Europe (the UK, France, Albania, the Netherlands) and Asia (Qatar, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iraq and China). I am a regular conference speaker, translator and author.

Some of the schools, institutions and publishers I have cooperated with: