How to use Tigtag CLIL

Tigtag CLIL makes learning science and geography in English easy.

Log in

To log in to Tigtag CLIL, click the link in the top right-hand corner of the homepage and enter your username and password.

Logging in will take you to your personal homepage with links to suggested content and the Mindmap.


Tigtag’s Mindmap makes it easy to find the right resources for your next lesson.

It’s organised into four modules – Material processes, Physical processes, Life processes and People and places.

Each module contains four to six topics and, within each topic, you’ll find four to seven units. Simply click the module, topic and unit matched to what you’re teaching.

You can also search for resources by entering a keyword into the search bar at the top of every page.


Each of Tigtag CLIL's 128 learning units has been created by educators who understand the challenges of teaching in a second language

Each Tigtag unit contains at least one curriculum film, one context film and four to five shorter tidbit films.

Curriculum films cover the main teaching points for the lesson. They are available in both standard and simplified English. The simplified versions are accessible to students working at CEFR levels A2 to B1 (elementary to early intermediate language users). These films have a light green border.

Context films use exciting examples from the real world to deepen your students’ understanding of the topic. These films have a dark green border.

Tidbit films are only 30 to 60 seconds long. They encourage fun, active learning with games like True or false and Odd one out.

Playing CLIL Films

On the film player page, it’s easy to select the film language. You can switch on standard or simplified English captions for extra support.

Every film page also includes a full transcript and key learning points.

On the lesson preparation page, you can also find a ready-made transcript gap-fill exercise for the unit’s main curriculum film. This is available to print with or without the missing words, and you can also find ideas for ways to use it with your students.

Lesson preparation

At the centre of each unit is a set of lesson ideas, all written in clear and easy-to-understand English. All of our lesson materials are designed to encourage students to practise speaking and listening in English.


  • Objectives, key content and key language
  • A comprehensive glossary – with audio and context sentences
  • A phrase bank – to help you and your students construct accurate sentences in English
  • What you need to know – the subject knowledge that you will need to teach this unit

A range of activities that you can choose from to create your lesson – either follow them all as a complete lesson, or add to your own lesson plans.

Every unit has a starter activity, at least one film-based activity, at least one activity with a communicative focus, a practical activity and a review activity.

All activities have been designed to integrate content and language in a productive, engaging way. The activities also make use of stunning visuals and clear, engaging activity sheets.

Many activities are differentiated – provided at basic and advanced levels – so you can choose the right level to suit your class, or individual students.

Other resources

Language resources

Several resources are provided to support the language part of your integrated content and language lessons:

  • Virtual flash cards to introduce, practise or review words
  • An interactive word game – a fun way to practise or review vocabulary from the unit
  • Gapped transcripts to use for listening and reading comprehension
  • Stunning visual images to reinforce key ideas


  • A content quiz to test student understanding of the subject knowledge
  • A glossary quiz to test knowledge of the unit’s vocabulary

You can also print out any part of the support materials before your lesson.

Present this lesson

When you’re ready to teach the lesson, click the ‘Present this lesson’ button in the top right-hand corner of the page.

This will reveal an engaging, classroom-facing interface that you can display on the whiteboard or large screen during the lesson.

It has all the films and learning materials you’ll need for the lesson – without the parts that are only relevant to you as the teacher.

New to CLIL?

Our handbook contains loads of ideas for using film, plus handy classroom language to help you conduct your lessons in English.

Download CLIL handbook