What is CLIL  (A brief theoretical overview) Dalia-Ona Pinkevi čienė Loreta Zavadskienė
What is CLIL? <ul><li>An  umbrella  term covering a dozen of educational approaches (immersion, bilingual education, multi...
Conceptual map for understanding CLIL: holistic, symbiotic view
Language Triptych
Benefits of CLIL <ul><li>The whole that is  greater  than the sum of the parts </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerates  learning </l...
Discouraging factors <ul><li>CLIL is  complex </li></ul><ul><li>There is  no single model  for CLIL – the context is to be...
Current ELT interest in CLIL <ul><li>CLIL programs are becoming common place in numerous countries in Europe (Austria, Fin...
What is Ecology to do with CLIL? <ul><li>In CLIL, l anguage learning is based on characteristics of ecology, i.e. it is  h...
List of References <ul><li>Coyle, D., Hood, P. and D. Marsh 2010.  CLIL  Content and Language integrated Learning.  CUP </...
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  1. 1. What is CLIL (A brief theoretical overview) Dalia-Ona Pinkevi čienė Loreta Zavadskienė
  2. 2. What is CLIL? <ul><li>An umbrella term covering a dozen of educational approaches (immersion, bilingual education, multilingual education, language showers, bains linguistiques ...) </li></ul><ul><li>A continuum of educational approaches devoted to two main components – language and content </li></ul><ul><li>CLIL is referred to as dual-focused education as lessons have two main aims, one related to particular subject or topic and one linked to language. (The British Council page ‘Teachig English’) </li></ul><ul><li>Neither ‘translation’ of first language teaching into another language, nor ‘disguised’ systematic grammar. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conceptual map for understanding CLIL: holistic, symbiotic view
  4. 4. Language Triptych
  5. 5. Benefits of CLIL <ul><li>The whole that is greater than the sum of the parts </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerates learning </li></ul><ul><li>Nurtures a feel good ( fun!) and can do attitude towards language learning in general </li></ul><ul><li>Fires the brain up , fires the neurons </li></ul><ul><li>Rejuvenates teaching (David Marsh) </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as a platform for ultimate students’ interest in other languages and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Gives feelings of professional satisfaction and cooperation to teachers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Discouraging factors <ul><li>CLIL is complex </li></ul><ul><li>There is no single model for CLIL – the context is to be taken into account </li></ul><ul><li>Who is to teach CLIL (language or subject teachers), and how to combine both? </li></ul><ul><li>Threat to the native language </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient understanding of content through the medium of foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>CLIL methodology and assessment are not clear – teachers have to be supported </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher overload </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current ELT interest in CLIL <ul><li>CLIL programs are becoming common place in numerous countries in Europe (Austria, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands) </li></ul><ul><li>BUT NOT SO MUCH IN LITHUANIA! </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is Ecology to do with CLIL? <ul><li>In CLIL, l anguage learning is based on characteristics of ecology, i.e. it is holistic, interactive, dynamic, non-linear, complex, unpredictable, and situated in a certain context. </li></ul><ul><li>For this, the teacher needs </li></ul><ul><li>creativity, initiative , and effort. </li></ul>SO LET’S GO GREEN IN TEACHIN G!
  9. 9. List of References <ul><li>Coyle, D., Hood, P. and D. Marsh 2010. CLIL Content and Language integrated Learning. CUP </li></ul><ul><li>Integruotas dalyko ir užsienio kalbos mokymas. Lietuvos Respublikos Švietimo ir mokslo ministerija, Vilnius, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Ceruti, M. A. On Solid Ground. Matching Practice and Theory in a CLIL Perspective. Studies about Languages 16/2010 </li></ul><ul><li>J ä rvinen, H. M. What is Ecology to do with CLIL? An Ecological Approach in CLIL. International CLIL Research Journal 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Lasagabaster D. and Sierra J. M. Language Attitudes in CLIL and Traditional ELF Classes. International CLIL Research Journal 1/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Janulien ė A. On the Use of CLIL at Lithuanian Schools. Verbum 2010 </li></ul>

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