Open Call: Thematic issue on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

OPEN CALL            Thematic issue on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the international open access journal Nordic Journal of Language Teaching and Learning (NJLTL), Vol. 11 No 2, 2023

Editors: Petra Daryai-Hansen, Ana Kanareva-Dimitrovska, Beate Lindemann, Liss Kerstin Sylvén, Martin Carlshollt Unger 

 In this special issue, we draw on a broad definition of CLIL and raise the following questions:  

  • How is content integrated in the foreign language classroom? 
  • How are foreign languages included in other subjects? 

We invite contributions from all those engaged in research and practice in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the Nordic countries and beyond.

Articles may be written in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, French, German, and Spanish.

We accept contributions focusing on all educational levels (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary education), and investigating progressions and disruptions across educational levels.

We are particularly interested in articles on CLIL in Languages Other Than English and on the intersections between CLIL and plurilingual education, e.g., contributions that discuss how CLIL in practice can take into account more than one language. 

In addition, we accept contributions on CLIL in English. Papers specifically targeting, for instance, issues related to implementation of CLIL in individual subjects, age of CLIL students or contextual factors are especially welcome.  

The Nordic Journal of Language Teaching and Learning has two sections:

The first section contains double-blind, peer-reviewed articles presenting a theoretical framework and/or results of empirical research. The typical length of an article is between 5000 and 7000 words, not including an abstract of 150-250 words.

 The second section features shorter articles of general interest such as contributions from educators and students about hands-on experiences in the classroom, book reviews, opinion pieces, lectures, and professional development reports. The contributions in this section are editorially reviewed and are not sent for external review. Items for the second section are normally under 2000 words. NJLTL accepts opinion pieces, responses to articles, and statements about current events and government policies of relevance to the journal’s readership.

Submitting your abstract:

Please, submit your abstract by 1 November 2022 to:

When submitting your abstract, we ask you to include:

  • Authors’ names,
  • Authors’ affiliations,
  • Authors’ email addresses,
  • A 60-word biography of each author,
  • The title of your proposed article,
  • Up to five keywords, and
  • An abstract of the article (150-250 words).

If your article is to be published in the journal’s first section, your abstract should present your research questions, your theoretical framework and, if you present results of empirical research, your methodological approach.

 Important dates:

  • Call published: 1 October 2022
  • Submission deadline for short abstracts: 1 November 2022
  • Final decision on accepted abstracts: 1 December 2022 
  • Submission deadline for full articles: 1 March 2023
  • Final decision on submitted articles/peer-review sent to authors: 1 June 2023
  • Articles revised and sent to editors: 1 October 2023
  • Thematic issue published at the end of 2023