What is clil

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What is clil

  1. 1. WHAT IS CLIL?
  2. 2. Some definitions  An approach . . . that may concern languages; intercultural knowledge, understanding and skills; preparation for internationalisation and improvement of education itself. (Marsh, 2002)  A meaning-focused learning method . . . The aim is learning subject matter together with learning a language. (Van de Craen, 2006)  An ‘umbrella’ term used to talk about bilingual education situations (Gajo, 2007) Bentley (2010) The TKT Course: CLIL Module
  3. 3. Some key abbreviations  Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)  Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lenguas Extranjeras (AICLE)  L’Enseignement de Matières par l’Intégration d’une Langue Étrangère (EMILE)
  4. 4. So . . . What is CLIL? Content Language The Intersection
  5. 5. What is CLIL?  L2 is used as the medium of instruction for other curricular areas:  Math  Science  Social Studies  Art  Music  P.E.  . . . And more TWO APPROACHES
  6. 6. What else is CLIL?  Content from other curricular areas is introduced into the L2 classroom:  Vocabulary about ecosystems  A text about prehistoric settlements in Cantabria  Names of musical instruments  A video about a famous athlete TWO APPROACHES
  7. 7. Types of CLIL Soft CLIL Hard CLIL Type of CLIL Time Context Language- led 45 minutes once a week Some curricular topics are taught during a language course Subject-led (modular) 15 hours during one term Schools or teachers choose parts of the subject syllabus which they teach in the target language Subject-led (partial immersion) about 50% of the curriculum About half of the curriculum is taught in the target language. The content can reflect what is taught in the L1 curriculum or can be new content. Bentley (2010) The TKT Course: CLIL Module
  8. 8. A little bit of history  The term CLIL was coined in 1994  We can see examples of CLIL in history:  Ancient history: The Sumerians and Akkadians  Middle Ages: Latin and French  Colonial period: French, English, Portuguese and Spanish  Illustration and Elite language instructions  Bilingual and Multi-lingual communities in the 20th Century
  9. 9. WHY CLIL?
  10. 10. Benefits of CLIL  Introduce learners to new concepts through another language  Improve learner’s production of L2  Improve learner’s performance in L2 and subjects  Increase learner’s confidence in L2  Develop critical thinking skills Bentley (2010) The TKT Course: CLIL Module
  11. 11. Motivational Factors  Language is used for a purpose  REAL COMMUNICATION!  Task-based approach  PROJECTS  Professional challenge for teachers  Creates links between different curricular areas  Facilitates coordination between different teachers

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