Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 29th P.A.R.K. Conference

The case of the kidnapped teacher (CLIL lesson example)


Natalie Lackovic

KEY WORDSCLIL, interactive, detective, cooperation

AGE GROUPSteens, young adults



Who doesn´t love a good detective story? Full of cliffhangers and puzzles, crime stories are an exciting genre of fiction that can capture readers’ imaginations and keep them turning pages. Hang on, and you´re the main character? An activity prepared by students for students? A perfect blend of creative writing and CLIL, adaptable for levels B1-C1. Come and try, if you dare.

Natalie Lackovič Križanová is an Aussie teacher currently living in Slovakia, teaching English Language and literature, creative writing, and bilingual biology at a bilingual grammar school in Trnava. Her passion is creating various activities for students, leading workshops for other teachers, and attending as many inspiring educational sessions as possible. If not teaching, she spends time with her family or horseback riding with her son.