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    Content and language integrated learning through languages other than English - Getting started

Content and language integrated learning through languages other than English - Getting started


OVERVIEW
RESOURCES
The educational approach of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is now well-known in Europe, also beyond expert circles. However, practical examples on organisation, implementation and development of CLIL are, still mostly confined to the context of the English medium CLIL. Aiming at diversification and as a contribution to European education for multilingualism, an information brochure and a rich online portal present examples of good practice in the area of CLIL with a special focus on German as a ‘CLIL-language’.
The media platform hosted at the University of Tampere, Finland, contains a number of video clips and other materials showcasing the rich diversity of CLIL and includes documentaries covering a wide range of teaching and learning contexts. Users will find advice and ideas for implementing and further developing CLIL, using the example of German as a target and working language.

Who is it for?

  • For anyone interested in timely approaches of education, especially with respect to plurilingual and intercultural competences,
  • Teachers, teacher educators, language planning officers, advisors and research staff in the field of applied linguistics, foreign language acquisition and CLIL education.

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Project team

Kim Haataja (Coordinator)
National Centre for Professional Development in Education (under the authority of Finnish National Board of Education)
Finland
Katalin Árkossy
Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
Hungary
Rolf Kruczinna
Bundesverwaltungsamt / Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, Köln
Germany
Clarisse Costa Afonso
FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Portugal

Project

 

These are the results from a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Empowering Language Professionals" programme 2008-2011.

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