Content-Based Instruction - THT 2012 in Kyrgyzstan

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These are the slides that I used in my workshop for teachers at Bishkek Humanities University, September 2012

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Content-Based Instruction - THT 2012 in Kyrgyzstan

  1. 1. What is it?Use of subject matter as a vehicle for languageteaching/learning
  2. 2. Other namesCLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning (Europe)Language Across the CurriculumCross-Curricular Language Learning
  3. 3. BenefitsExposure to a lots of language through stimulating contentLanguage learning as a bi-product of intellectualendeavorsUseful language embedded in relevant, meaningfulcontextsIncreased intrinsic motivation
  4. 4. CBI InitiativesLanguage Across the CurriculumImmersion Education (e.g. Canadian Immersion BilingualEducation)Content-Based Programs in Germany
  5. 5. CUBE English ProgramFirst Semester American Studies / Speech and Discussion / Active Listening ISecond Semester Global Challenges / Discussion and Debate / Active Listening IIThird Semester Japan Studies / European Studies / Business Communication / TOEIC- TOEFL
  6. 6. Students will not be motivatedto learn unless they regard thematerial they taught as worthlearning. Dörnyei, 2001
  7. 7. AdviceInclude learners in the choice of topics and activities.Avoid the double whammy (e.g. If the content is difficult,keep the language easy)The focus is on language for thinking and school learningOffer scaffolding when and where it is needed
  8. 8. Cognitive Load Theory
  9. 9. What types of CBI?The Sheltered ModelThe Adjunct ModelThe Theme Based ModelProblem-Based Learning (PBL)Project-Based Learning (PBL)Task-Based Learning (TBL)
  10. 10. http://www.brentjones.com

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