Content and Language Integrated Learning Educational approach with dual focus Language Subject Study + Study Integration
A successful CLIL lesson shouldcombine elements of the following:Content Progression in knowledge, skills and understanding related to specific elements of a defined curriculum.Communication Using language to learn whilst learning to use language.Cognition Developing thinking skills which link concept formation, understanding and language.Culture Exposure to alternative perspectives and shared understandings, which deepen awareness of otherness and self.
Barriers to a CLIL Programme• New kinds of collaboration between subject specialists and language specialists are required.• New kinds of pedagogical practices are required.• CLIL is developing at a faster rate than the training of teachers.• For many adults CLIL is counterintuitive (they are not generation ‘Y’).• Difficulties in assessment of content and language.• Learners may revert to L1.• Lack of resources.
Reflective implementationReflective log 1. Answer the questions 2. Share each one of your answers 3. Find commonalities and differences 4. Group and report them