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An Introduction To CLIL

  1. 1. An Introduction to CLIL (Content & Language Integrating Learning) KONFeT 2009 Comenius & eTwinning Conference 1 Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009
  2. 2. What is CLIL? The acronym CLIL is used as a generic term to describe all types of provision in which a second language (a foreign, regional or minority language and/or another official state language) is used to teach certain subjects in the curriculum other than the language lessons themselves Eurydice 2006 2 Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009
  3. 3. How does CLIL work? 3Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009 CLIL refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focused aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language D. Marsh, Content and Language Integrated Learning: The European Dimension - Actions, Trends and Foresight Potential
  4. 4. CLIL Features —  Content – the topic or subject —  Language – the language learning / the practice goals —  Integration – the new fusion of both content and language learning goals —  Learning – the thinking skills required / developed to manage this fusion Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009 4
  5. 5. CLIL at School —  A dual focused education —  Team teaching and teamwork —  Subject teachers work through the medium of a foreign language —  Language teachers bring content into their language classes Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009 5
  6. 6. Aims —  CLIL prepares pupils for life in an internationalised society —  CLIL enables pupils to develop language skills that emphasise effective communication —  CLIL gives pupils the opportunity to develop subject - related knowledge and learning ability Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009 6
  7. 7. Benefits of CLIL —  Increase pupils motivation —  Improve overall and specific language competence —  Develop intercultural communication skills —  Introduce a wider cultural context —  Diversify methods and forms of classroom teaching and learning —  Prepare pupils for future studies and/or working life 7Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009
  8. 8. Results —  Content subjects are taught and learnt in a language which is not the mother tongue of the learners —  Pupils develop fluency in English by using English to communicate —  Pupils feel motivated to learn languages by using them for real practical purposes —  Language is seen in real-life situations 8 Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009
  9. 9. CLIL and TKT TKT(Teaching Knowledge Test) tests a candidate s knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and the practice of planning, teaching and assessing curriculum subjects taught in English 9Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009
  10. 10. A CLIL Comenius Assistant Schools can apply to host a Comenius Assistant, a future teacher of any subject… the school gets additional support for activities like: introducing or reinforcing the European dimension, implementing CLIL by teaching a subject in a foreign language, … Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009 10
  11. 11. CLIL Experience at ITIS Marconi, Verona, Italy CLIL was born in our school in order to promote and to test the vehicular use of a foreign language in teaching scientific and technical subjects (Electronics, Computer Science, Maths, System Programming, Calculus & Statistics) and encourage transnational cooperation across CLIL 11 Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009
  12. 12. EU Projects and CLIL Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009 12
  13. 13. CLIL Worksheets Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009 13
  14. 14. CLIL - Useful Links —  CLIL Compendium www.clilcompendium.com —  European Commission - Languages ww.europa.eu.int —  EuroCLIC www.euroclic.net —  CLIL Debate www.guardian.co.uk/guardianweekly —  CLILCOM http://clilcom.stadia.fi/ —  TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/teaching- awards/clil.html —  CLIL – AXIS http://www.clil-axis.net/index.htm —  CLIL Matrix http://www.ecml.at/mtp2/CLILmatrix/EN/ qMain.html 14Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009
  15. 15. Thank you! Fiorenza Congedo fiorenza.congedo@istruzione.it 15 Fiorenza Congedo, An Introduction to CLIL, KONFeT 2009

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