This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Friday, July 19, 2013

What is CLIL?

Content and Language Integrated Learning, or CLIL, is teaching a curricular subject in an additional (foreign or just secondary) language. The additional language is learnt incidentally while the it is being used for teaching this subject (maths, history, physics, physical education...).

CLIL has spread throughout the world as an effective way of teaching foreign languages at different levels (primary, secondary or adult education). It requires specific methodology and support or scaffolding to enhance learning, but the European Commission lists a number of benefits:

  • builds intercultural knowledge and understanding
  • develops intercultural communication skills
  • improves language competence and oral communication skills
  • develops multilingual interests and attitudes
  • provides opportunities to study content through different perspectives
  • allows learners more contact with the target language
  • does not require extra teaching hours
  • complements other subjects rather than competes with them
  • diversifies methods and forms of classroom practice
  • increases learners' motivation and confidence in both the language and the subject being taught

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