About Us

English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) is a department of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India. ELTIS is coordinating a prestigious international project "CLIL@India" to promote a new teaching methodology called CLIL among in-service school teachers.

The project is co-funded by Erasmus Plus and has a total of 7 universities from India and abroad working towards building teachers’ capacities in content teaching ensuring language enhancement. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a Partner University in CLIL@India programme co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This programme has three other Indian Universities and 3 European Universities as partners. They are Manipal University (India), Universtá degli Studi di Milano (Italy), Chitkara University (Chandigarh), Pondicherry University (Puducherry), Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and Latvijas Universitate (Latvia).

Benefits of using CLIL methodology:

  1. It is prestigious for any school to be a part of an international project.
  2. Teachers get trained for using an international methodology for teaching content subjects having language focus. The language could be English/ a foreign language or any regional Indian language
  3. With special focus on language, students are able to express themselves better using the target language i.e. English or any target language.
  4. They are given specific language instructions (English or any target language) for better performance.
  5. They are clear about the content as well as the language due to CLIL methodology used.
  6. Some chapters/ units from prescribed text books are selected to be taught using CLIL. Hence teachers or students do not deviate from their main teaching/ learning.
  7. Parents may find their children being able to explain EVS concepts using the target language.
  8. Students will be more confident using English or any target language. Learning through CLIL will enhance their - content knowledge, language proficiency and cognitive skills thus making them more competent.

Dr. David Marsh addresses the 2017 CLIL @India Conference, Manipal

Dr. David Marsh on CLIL

Interview by Vaishali Jundre

What is CLIL?

What is CLIL?