This project was a collaboration between UCL and the Public Service Bureau of the High-tech Zone of Chongqing Municipality. 

This implementation of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in safety and health education was explored in this yearlong study across 68 primary schools in the Chongqing High-tech Zone, China. The project involved the creation of new materials and an interactive CLIL teacher training programme.  

This project was commissioned to investigate this introduction by collecting responses from Chinese school teachers of English and other stakeholders about their understanding of such CLIL curricula. Safety and health education, when delivered in English, may play an instrumental role in shaping students' holistic growth. This method not only equips students with vital knowledge and skills for their well-being but also offers an array of benefits. By leveraging English as the medium of instruction, schools in Chongqing can bolster students' and teachers' intercultural communication skills, tap into international resources, prepare students for global opportunities, enhance academic and language competencies, and foster international collaborations. This integrated approach ensures students are well-prepared to navigate the complexities of a globalised environment. 

By closely examining classroom-level practices via teaching observations, interviews, and a series of questionnaires, the data from this study provide actionable insights for school, provincial, and national planning and policies for implementing CLIL. Recommendations emphasize participants’ feedback and advocate for grassroots enhancements in educational materials and platforms, and proposals aim at optimising CLIL safety and health education to further benefit teachers and students alike. 

Project introduction at 2023 China TeachingEnglish Online Conference

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