My bean plant: the life cycle of a plant
A CLIL Unit for Years 3 & 4

Vom Bohnensamen zur Bohnenpflanze iStock/BogWan

This CLIL unit combines German and biology lessons and is suitable for students in years 3 & 4. In 7 lessons, the children learn how to grow a bean plant. They observe the germination process and learn to describe this process in German.

CLIL or Content and Language Integrated Learning refers to an educational approach in which learning a foreign language merges with subject-specific content. It is important that the students learn new language skills as well as new subject matter. Therefore, an agreement should be made between language and class teachers so that the content that is learned in the individual areas is optimally complemented.