Picturebooks for a reworking of CLIL: Citizenship through Language for Intercultural Learning

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Intercultural citizenship education combines the intercultural communicative competence of foreign language education and civic action in the community from citizenship education (Byram, Golubeva, Hui & Wagner, 2016) and results in relevant connections being established with a more global world (beyond the local community and/or country). This combination of foci implies that a learning sequence with the intention of promoting an education for intercultural citizenship will necessarily require three sets of interconnected learning objectives: linguistic, intercultural and citizenship. This presentation takes a critical look at a small corpus of picturebooks for use in the primary English classroom to support teachers of English in planning for an intercultural citizenship education. A set of criteria for selection and a checklist for planning activities will be presented, together with a reflection on some of the challenges teachers might encounter.
Period19 May 202121 May 2021
Event titleNew trends in Foreign language teaching
Event typeConference
Conference number3
LocationGranada, SpainShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • picturebooks
  • Citizenship Education
  • primary education
  • professional development
  • materials design