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CLIL in languages other than English –
Successful transitions across educational stages

The project will develop recommendations for implementing CLIL in languages other than English across educational stages (primary, secondary, tertiary), both in the language classroom and in other subjects. The recommendations will be illustrated by practice examples from various contexts. The project sees CLIL as part of intercultural education and as a vehicle for promoting pluralistic approaches to language learning (CLsIL).

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Working languages of the project: English, French
Project term: 2020-2022
Shortcut: www.ecml.at/CLILLOTEtransitions

  

The project’s general objectives are: 

  • to contribute to motivating second and third foreign language education 
  • to refresh CLIL methodology and promote pluralistic approaches to languages by developing the field of CLIL/CLsIL in LOTE across educational stages, both in the language classroom and other subjects 
  • to focus on concrete organizational settings and needs to make CLIL in LOTE a success 
  • to create a network of CLIL-LOTE partners to ensure the geographical spread and dissemination of the project 
  • to integrate expertise and established networks from previous CLIL and CLsIL projects in the new project
  • to disseminate the project results in the ECML member countries and internationally. 
  • to contribute to societal discussions in general and students‘ and parents‘ positive representations of second and third foreign language education in particular.

In concrete terms, the project will: 

  • systematically review what has been done in previous CLIL and CLsIL projects 
  • collect recommendations, models and teaching materials from different projects/contexts at the network meeting and the workshop 
  • initiate a close collaboration with associated partners in order to collect scenarios and videos from different contexts 
  • synthesize existing resources and develop recommendations to implement CLIL-LOTE across educational stages 
  • illustrate the recommendations by models and scenarios including challenges and responses from different organizational settings 
  • concretize the recommendations and scenarios by means of teaching materials and learner/teacher videos from different member countries of the ECML
  • translate the recommendations into the languages of the participating member countries of the ECML 
  • establish a project website that collects and disseminates the project results 
  • disseminate the project results in collaboration with the associated partners though social media, contact with the ECML national contact points and teacher associations, articles/presentations and a final webinar. 

The project has two official working languages: English and French. Although the materials developed by the project team will focus on languages other than English, it will be used as a lingua franca, enabling a larger audience to access the content developed by the team. In addition to the second working language, French, the project team intends to translate the main results into German, and the participants of the workshop in 2020 will be invited to translate the project’s recommendations into the languages of the ECML member countries.

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Nov 2020
CLIL in languages other than English - Successful transitions across educational stages
Expert meeting
ECML, Graz, Austria
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