The use of clil methodology in sweden

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The use of clil methodology in sweden

  1. 1. The use of CLIL methodology in SwedenCLIL is fairly new concept in Swedish schools, but the interest is steadily growing. There ishowever a language teaching method called SPRINT, which is a predecessor to CLIL, thathas been used successfully within teaching of German. The abbreviation stands for SPR as in“ språk “ ( language ) in Swedish and INT (integrated) The SPRINT method has beenevaluated scientifically and the results are very promising. The dissertation proves that thepupils increase their vocabulary and their idiomatic qualities much faster than a control groupof students who are taught German in the traditional wayIn a Finish study by Tarja Nukula of the difference between traditional teaching of Englishand English taught the CLIL way it is proved that in the CLIL- classroom English is used as atool for learning other subject whereas in the traditional classroom English is not a tool butjust another subject to be learnt.In Sweden CLIL teaching takes place both in schools run by the municipalities and in privateschools even if it hitherto is in a small scale. There are even teachers’ training courses run byEFL ( English as a foreign language) schools, where teachers are trained to teach the CLILway.In CLIL teaching the use of a foreign language is strongly emphasized in contrast totraditional language teaching where you focus learning the language according to the EFLschools.CLIL teaching is well known concept in central Europe as a consequence of the languageteaching policy launched by the European Union. Sweden, being a fairly new member of theUnion, has just lately acknowledged the advantages of modernizing its language teachingmethods.Links to information on CLIL teaching in Sweden:karmen.johansson@sprak.gu.sehttp://www.clilconsortium.jyu.fi/www.essays.se/essay/087b8fc751/

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