LET’S CLIL
SESSION 1
Definition and advantages

Let's CLIL!


‘The best teachers
are those who
equip students to
THINK for
themselves’

Let's CLIL!
CONTENTS





CLIL Definition
Does CLIL work?
CLIL Advantages & Drawbacks

Let's CLIL!
CLIL DEFINITION

Let's CLIL!
CLIL DEFINITION


LANGUAGE

CONTENT

INTEGRATED

Let's CLIL!

LEARNING
CLIL is NOT:






Backdoor language
teaching
Additional subject
teaching
A way of ‘dumbing
down’ the subject
content

...
CLIL is NOT








A threat to subject
specialism
Elitist and only for
more able students
For foreign
teachers
Teachi...
CLIL is:
“CLIL is dual–focussed encompassing both subject
or thematic and language development although,
depending on the ...
CLIL is flexible
“CLIL models are by no
means uniform. They are
elaborated at a local level to
respond to local conditions...
THERE IS NO


specific CLIL
pedagogy (research
beginning to emerge)



prescriptive model
for planning CLIL
modules and ...
THERE ARE

 pedagogical principles underlying CLIL
 several tools to help ensure that some of the
shared principles are ...
ACRONYMS

Let's CLIL!
TEACHING IN L1 OR IN FL

Let's CLIL!
TEACHING IN L1 OR IN FL?

Let's CLIL!
WHEN DOES CLIL WORK?

Let's CLIL!
It works if...


Foreign language is learnt.



Subject content is learnt.



First languages are not affected in a
neg...
Does it affect L1 in a negative
way?

No
L1 is already developed or
not affected at secondary level
Let's CLIL!
Do students learn FL?
3 essential conditions to learn a
language





Long time of exposition to the language.
Attentio...
Do students learn FL?
2 more conditions that help ...



Intense exposition to the language
Introduction of adjustments ...
Do students learn FL?

Yes
The three essential
conditions are fulfilled.

Let's CLIL!
Do students learn content?

Yes ...
... If

adjustments and scalfolding
necessary for understanding
and conveying informat...
Why?
The message is not
understood right away
It is inevitable to include
adjustments & scaffolding

Scaffolding help
ALL ...
ADVANTAGES AND
DISADVANTAGES
Let's CLIL!
ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES?

Let's CLIL!
ADVANTAGES









A natural way of learning a language
Different Children, Different Learning Style
A real way of...
Better than L1 subject teaching?






Methodology in FL is more
elaborate/considered than the
‘assumptive’ teaching ty...
DRAWBACKS










Lack of linguistic competence in English
Lack of materials
Not all pupils feel motivated to lear...
ASSIGNMENT

Let's CLIL!
BUILDING YOUR MINDMAP

Let's CLIL!
FURTHER READING

Let's CLIL!
Let's CLIL!
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Let's CLIL! Definition.

  1. 1. LET’S CLIL SESSION 1 Definition and advantages Let's CLIL!
  2. 2.  ‘The best teachers are those who equip students to THINK for themselves’ Let's CLIL!
  3. 3. CONTENTS    CLIL Definition Does CLIL work? CLIL Advantages & Drawbacks Let's CLIL!
  4. 4. CLIL DEFINITION Let's CLIL!
  5. 5. CLIL DEFINITION  LANGUAGE CONTENT INTEGRATED Let's CLIL! LEARNING
  6. 6. CLIL is NOT:    Backdoor language teaching Additional subject teaching A way of ‘dumbing down’ the subject content Let's CLIL!
  7. 7. CLIL is NOT     A threat to subject specialism Elitist and only for more able students For foreign teachers Teaching what students already know Let's CLIL!
  8. 8. CLIL is: “CLIL is dual–focussed encompassing both subject or thematic and language development although, depending on the context and variables within, there may be a predominance of one over the other but never to exclusion. However, it is the interpretation of the integration of content and language in CLIL which has major implications for and impact on the development of CLIL pedagogies. “ Do Coyle Let's CLIL!
  9. 9. CLIL is flexible “CLIL models are by no means uniform. They are elaborated at a local level to respond to local conditions and desires. Indeed the characteristics of CLIL development in Europe show a great variety of solutions. ... It is the combination of the choices with respect to the variables that produces a particular CLIL project. Let's CLIL! Coonan (2003, 27)
  10. 10. THERE IS NO  specific CLIL pedagogy (research beginning to emerge)  prescriptive model for planning CLIL modules and lessons in (dependent on different contexts) Let's CLIL!
  11. 11. THERE ARE  pedagogical principles underlying CLIL  several tools to help ensure that some of the shared principles are observed despite CLIL’s inherent flexibility Let's CLIL!
  12. 12. ACRONYMS Let's CLIL!
  13. 13. TEACHING IN L1 OR IN FL Let's CLIL!
  14. 14. TEACHING IN L1 OR IN FL? Let's CLIL!
  15. 15. WHEN DOES CLIL WORK? Let's CLIL!
  16. 16. It works if...  Foreign language is learnt.  Subject content is learnt.  First languages are not affected in a negative way. Let's CLIL!
  17. 17. Does it affect L1 in a negative way? No L1 is already developed or not affected at secondary level Let's CLIL!
  18. 18. Do students learn FL? 3 essential conditions to learn a language    Long time of exposition to the language. Attention to the content of the message.  Have the possibility of saying what you would like to say. Possibilities of interaction  With “experts”  With “equals” Let's CLIL!
  19. 19. Do students learn FL? 2 more conditions that help ...   Intense exposition to the language Introduction of adjustments that help students to understand the relationship between meaning and form Let's CLIL!
  20. 20. Do students learn FL? Yes The three essential conditions are fulfilled. Let's CLIL!
  21. 21. Do students learn content? Yes ... ... If adjustments and scalfolding necessary for understanding and conveying information are introduced. Let's CLIL!
  22. 22. Why? The message is not understood right away It is inevitable to include adjustments & scaffolding Scaffolding help ALL students Let's CLIL!
  23. 23. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES Let's CLIL!
  24. 24. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES? Let's CLIL!
  25. 25. ADVANTAGES        A natural way of learning a language Different Children, Different Learning Style A real way of approaching a language Fosters the language and Thinking Skills Social and cultural dimensions that CLIL offers Its ICT potential A good way of approaching the curriculum Let's CLIL!
  26. 26. Better than L1 subject teaching?    Methodology in FL is more elaborate/considered than the ‘assumptive’ teaching typical of L1 classrooms. Use of a wider range of task-types to make sure people understand! Students make more cognitive effort Let's CLIL!
  27. 27. DRAWBACKS       Lack of linguistic competence in English Lack of materials Not all pupils feel motivated to learn a FL. Not all workmates and parents see a need to foster CLIL methodology No clear preference for any particular subjects The need for teacher training more focused on CLIL Let's CLIL!
  28. 28. ASSIGNMENT Let's CLIL!
  29. 29. BUILDING YOUR MINDMAP Let's CLIL!
  30. 30. FURTHER READING Let's CLIL!
  31. 31. Let's CLIL!

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