CLIL and cultural diversity

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CLIL and cultural diversity

  1. 1. CLIL and cultural diversity: a winning combination Vicky Saumell Barranquilla, ColombiaOctober 5th and 6th, 2012
  2. 2. What`s culture? “The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization, or group” Retrieved from Wikipedia http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2784104897_054121d4d5_o.gif3 CLIL and cultural diversity l 05/10/2012
  3. 3. The twelve aspects of culture for grouping informationwhen studying countries are: 1. Food 7. Religion 2. Clothing 8. Transportation 3. Recreation 9. Economy 4. Government 10.Environment 5. Education 11.Culture 6. Language 12. Arts All images courtesy of ELTpics Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_12_aspects_of_culture#ixzz1gMtBkM36
  4. 4. What`sCLIL? •Coyle, D., Holmes, B., King, L. (2009) Towards an integrated curriculum – •CLIL National Statement and Guidelines, The Languages Company
  5. 5. CLIL: • builds intercultural knowledge and understandingBenefitsof CLIL • develops intercultural communication skills • improves language competence and oral communication skills • develops multilingual interests and attitudes • provides opportunities to study content through different perspectives • diversifies methods and forms of classroom practice • increases learners motivation and confidence in both the language and the subject being taught Adapted from: http://ec.europa.eu/languages/language- teaching/content-and-language-integrated-learning_en.htm
  6. 6. 4Cscurriculum From: Coyle, Do; Hood, Philip; Marsh, David 2010 CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning
  7. 7. “Curriculum models for CLIL can vary inCLILtypes length from a single unit comprising a sequence of 2-3 lessons to a more sustained experience through modules lasting half a term or more. Some schools are developing bilingual sections where subjects are taught through the medium of another language for extensive periods.” •Coyle, D., Holmes, B., King, L. (2009) Towards an integrated curriculum – •CLIL National Statement and Guidelines, The Languages Company
  8. 8. a) Integrated or embedded learning: primary childrenCLIL practising/using elements of the TL in a number of differenttypes contexts during the school week b) Meanings that matter: choosing engaging, age- appropriate topics as vehicles for language learning, drawing on content and/or activities used in other subjects, in some cases linking with work pupils are doing elsewhere c) Bilingual or immersion learning: teaching a subject in a way that involves learning another language, in addition to pupils having normal language lessons •Hawkes, R. (2010) CLIL Presentation retrieved from http://www.rachelhawkes.com/PandT/CLIL/CLIL.php
  9. 9. Giving topics from course books a CLIL focus• Step 1 Select a topic from the course book 1. Food you are using. You can use the aspects of 2. Clothing culture as a guide 3. Recreation 4. Government• Step 2 Find a natural link between the 5. Education material in the course book and real life 6. Language• Step 3 Find authentic material that supports 7. Religion your choice and ideas 8. Transportation 9. Economy• Step 4 Design a meaningful task to be done 10.Environment with the authentic material found. 11.Culture 12. Arts• Step 5 Provide necessary scaffolding during task
  10. 10. Food around the world Step 2 • What people eat around the world • Healthy and unhealthy food and habits
  11. 11. Food around the worldStep 3What the world eats, photo essayLink 1Link 2Link 3 Around the world in 80 dishes Link
  12. 12. Educational systems Step 2 • Educational systems around the world
  13. 13. Educational systemsStep 3Google search for“Educational system”
  14. 14. Business Travel Step 1 Step 2 • Social customs around the world
  15. 15. Business TravelStep 3Business etiquetteLink 1Link 2Link 3
  16. 16. Travel Guides Step 1 Step 2 • Travel guides or brochures
  17. 17. Travel GuidesStep 3
  18. 18. Design a meaningful task to be doneStep 4 with the authentic material found.SuggestionsFood around the world:Ask students to choose one of thepictures in the photo essay and dooral presentations where theycan name the food they see,analyse healthy and unhealthychoices, compare with own typicaldiet.
  19. 19. Design a meaningful task to be done Step 4 with the authentic material found. Suggestions Educational Systems: Ask students to choose a country and make posters comparing that educational system with their own, regarding the levels, subjects, general organisation, etc.CLIL and cultural diversity - 05/10/201220
  20. 20. Design a meaningful task to be done Step 4 with the authentic material found. Suggestions Business Travel: Ask students to choose a country and role play situations in which they would have to act differently than in their own culture. Image source: http://s3.frank.itlab.us/photo- essays/small/sep_25_2358_greeting.jpgCLIL and cultural diversity - 05/10/201221
  21. 21. Design a meaningful task to be done Step 4 with the authentic material found. Suggestions Travel Guides: Ask students to choose a country or their own country (in multicultural settings) and design a travel brochure with the main sights and landmarksCLIL and cultural diversity - 05/10/201222
  22. 22. Step 5 Provide necessary scaffolding during task Suggestions • Pre-teach necessary vocabulary through pictures, mindmaps, etc. • Monitor students` work and provide language/grammar support as needed, either individually or for the whole class. • Organise rehearsals for oral presentations and role plays. • Suggest ways/strategies to optimise learning and organisation.CLIL and cultural diversity - 05/10/201223
  23. 23. Suggestedreading http://www.edutopia.org/blog/real-world-projects-news-events-suzie-boss
  24. 24. Thank you My contact details E-mail: saumell.vicky@gmail.com Website: http://vickysaumell.blogspot.com/ Twitter: @vickysaumellReferences:• Coyle, D., Holmes, B., King, L. (2009) Towards an integrated curriculum – CLILNational Statement and Guidelines, The Languages Company• Coyle, D., Hood, P., Marsh, D. (2010) CLIL: Content and Language IntegratedLearning• Hawkes, R. (2010) CLIL Presentation retrieved fromhttp://www.rachelhawkes.com/PandT/CLIL/CLIL.php

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