How do we define CLIL and plurilingual education? Which kind of projects have we been involved in - on CLIL and plurilingual education across educational levels? How will we organise this new three-year ECML project?
At this web-based expert meeting we (1) got to know each other and discussed our understanding of the field and our context, (2) agreed on project organisation and design, and (3) defined the next steps.
Building on previous ECML projects, our project will develop recommendations to implement CLIL in languages other than English (LOTE) across educational levels (primary, secondary, tertiary), both in the language classroom and other subjects. Furthermore, the project will promote pluralistic approaches to languages in CLIL (CLsIL).
In this first year, our project will among others
- systematically review what has been done in previous CLIL/CLsIL projects;
- collect recommendations, models and teaching materials from different contexts;
- synthesise existing resources and develop a first draft of recommendations to implement CLIL in LOTE across educational levels;
- initiate a collaboration with associated partners and the ECML national contact points.
In 2021, the project will invite other experts to a network meeting, and in 2022, we will organise a workshop for representatives of the member countries of the ECML. One of the main goals of our project is to illustrate the recommendations through practice examples from various contexts.
Please get in touch, if you are interested to share your knowledge and experiences, or if you would like to participate in our events!
Author: Petra Daryai-Hansen