This paper aims to present the implementation of CLIL method in Greece as a pilot project in the 3rd Primary School in Evosmos - Experimental School of the School of English in the academic year 2011-2012. This is Greece's first official attempt to introduce CLIL in state primary education.
The ICRJ is an electronic refereed journal which acts as a platform for
researchers across the world who work on Content and Language Integrated
Learning (CLIL). Research in this field is often published in a range
of journals reflecting different disciplines. The ICRJ attempts to
consolidate insights and research findings into a single publication so
as to enhance accessibility to those in the field.
CLIL (Content and
Language Integrated Learning) has emerged since the millennium as a
major trend in education. Written by Do Coyle, Philip Hood and David
Marsh and drawing on their experience of CLIL in secondary schools,
primary schools and English language schools across Europe, this book
gives a comprehensive overview of CLIL. It summarises the theory which
underpins the teaching of a content subject through another language and
discusses its practical application, outlining the key directions for
the development of research and practice. This book acknowledges the
uncertainty many teachers feel about CLIL, because of the requirement
for both language and subject knowledge, while providing theoretical and
practical routes towards successful practice for all.
This course is
designed for teachers and trainee teachers preparing for the Cambridge
ESOL TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning test (TKT: CLIL). It
is ideal for both content and language teachers. Written by a CLIL
expert in collaboration with Cambridge ESOL, this course covers the four
key areas of the test: knowledge of CLIL and principles of CLIL, lesson
preparation, lesson delivery and assessment. It will also be useful for
anyone seeking an introduction to CLIL theory and practice. The TKT
Course CLIL Module introduces teachers to the concepts and terminology
central to CLIL and provides an introduction to its main theories,
approaches and activities. Teachers are then encouraged to apply these
to their own teaching contexts and analyse their usefulness to their own
learners. Materials and activities are available which further develop
and explore the topics introduced in the course.
Prepare a CLIL lesson plan aiming to teach students content and language. Please, make sure that you mention the following:
The language level and grade your students are in
How the 4Cs are satisfied
Content to be learnt
Communication tasks to be practiced
Cognition skills to be used
Culture awareness to be achieved
How the four language skills are integrated
Link the content to knowledge that has already been acquired by the students
If needed, include the text around which your lesson will develop (don't forget to include visual cues)
Include activities that practice vocabulary and process/reorganize content (fill in a table, label a diagramme, complete a cloze quiz, etc.)
Encourage student creativity (with a presentation, a game, a trivia quiz, a research activity, etc.)
Include the possibility of cooperation with another school across Europe within the framework of your lesson
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