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Language Teaching


Learning through languages (CLIL)

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Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a concept that involves teaching a subject in a different language. The subject can be entirely unrelated to language learning, such as history lessons being taught in English in a school in Spain. Its success has been growing rapidly over the last 10 years and continues to do so.

 

Benefits of CLIL

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CLIL’s multi-faceted approach creates a variety of benefits. It:

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  1. builds intercultural knowledge and understanding
  2. develops intercultural communication skills
  3. improves overall language competence and oral communication skills
  4. develops multilingual interests and attitudes
  5. provides opportunities to study content through different perspectives
  6. teaches vocabulary for subject-specific topics
  7. complements other subjects rather than competes with them
  8. diversifies methods and forms of classroom practice
  9. increases the student’s motivation