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Call for papers “Individual Factors in CLIL teachers and learners”: CLIL Research Network Symposium at AILA 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (Rio de Janeiro, July 2017), there is an opportunity for each AILA Research Network to contribute a symposium on a particular issue of significance to the network. The broader conference theme is “Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics.” We are pleased to announce that after receiving valuable input from CLIL ReN members, our CLIL ReN symposium theme will be “Individual Factors in CLIL teachers and learners.” We now encourage you to submit proposals for presentations at the symposium. Presentations will be 20 minutes long, and should explicitly relate to the symposium theme. Proposals should include title, presenter names + affiliation, and a 200 word abstract and can be submitted via the form below.

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is 1 June, 2016. We will select contributions before 1 July, 2016.

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Highly successful “Understanding CLIL, Celebrating Diversities” conference in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

We recently returned from an impressive and dynamic visit to International Burch University in Sarajevo, where the “Understanding CLIL, Celebrating Diversities” conference took centre stage. Papers from Bosnia, Turkey, Germany, UK, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands were presented on CLIL at different levels of education, CLIL in different contexts, and CLIL tasks and materials. The symposium was attended by about 100 participants, including applied linguistics researchers and students, bilingual and CLIL primary and secondary teachers, teacher educators and educational policy makers. PowerPoint presentations and a selection of pictures are available below. 

We were also given the opportunity to visit two bilingual schools in Sarajevo, which provided insight into the multi-cultural area and high standard of CLIL education available: the International School of Sarajevo and the Prva Bosnjacka Gimnazija We are most grateful to our hosts, Prof. Azamat Akbarov and his team, for their hospitality and professional organisation. 

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New volume on CLIL experiences in secondary and tertiary education

David Lasagabaster and Aintzane Doiz (2016). CLIL experiences in secondary and tertiary education: In search of good practices. Bern: Peter Lang.

This volume clearly documenting research into CLIL and EMI settings is welcome and timely. A range of researchers rise to the challenge of providing deeper understanding and interpretations of key issues in ways which enable readers to adapt the approaches and ideas to inform their own practices. The nature of integration underpins each chapter and each study in creative, relevant ways at different levels. Bringing together educationalists, linguists and subject specialists provides a shared context for surfacing deeply held beliefs and providing clearer pathways for closer understanding and adaptations to define, refine and support integrated learning. Moreover, integrating theoretical perspectives and research methods is also a feature of the volume which not only informs classroom practices but also goes further into the motivations which operationalize and underpin current drives towards internationalization in universities. The studies in each of the eight chapters in the volume are usefully built on an in-depth critical review of research in the field which enables the reader to carefully position the research and the challenging questions posed.

July 2016 CLIL methodology course at Utrecht University

The Centre for Teaching and Learning at Utrecht University is offering a CLIL methodology course for teachers and lecturers working through English in higher education from 4 July – 15 July 2016. This Master’s-level course allows participants to develop their understanding of existing CLIL methodologies as well as learn how to put acquired knowledge and skills into practice. Each participant will design a subject and language integrated curriculum that promotes active learning for students in higher education.

If you would like to gain this expertise and be part of an international group of teachers and lecturers, apply online now. For more information, visit CLIL Methodology in Higher Education.

Recent Publications

Recent CLIL publications – April 2016

Recent CLIL publications – 4/2016

We would like to draw your attention to recent academic publications related to CLIL.

‘The Language Learning Journal’ published a special issue entitled ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning II’ in August 2015. The issue was edited by Christiane Dalton-Puffer & Tarja Nikula. The full content of this special issue can be found here. All publications in this issue can be found at the end of this article.

In addition to this issue, the following articles have also been published recently in different journals. They are presented in alphabetical order:

Articles in the special issue ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning II’ of ‘The Language Learning Journal’:

  • Lo, Y. Y., & Macaro, E. (2015). Getting used to content and language integrated learning: what can classroom interaction reveal?. The Language Learning Journal, 43(3), 239-255.
  • Morton, T. (2015). Vocabulary explanations in CLIL classrooms: a conversation analysis perspective. The Language Learning Journal, 43(3), 256-270.
  • Kontio, J., & Sylvén, L. K. (2015). Language alternation and language norm in vocational content and language integrated learning. The Language Learning Journal, 43(3), 271-285.
  • Gené-Gil, M., Juan-Garau, M., & Salazar-Noguera, J. (2015). Development of EFL writing over three years in secondary education: CLIL and non-CLIL settings. The Language Learning Journal, 43(3), 286-303.
  • Lim Falk, M. (2015). English and Swedish in CLIL student texts. The Language Learning Journal, 43(3), 304-318. Ruiz de Zarobe, Y., & Zenotz, V. Reading strategies and CLIL: The effect of training in formal instruction. Language Learning Journal, 43(2).
  • Moore, P., & Lorenzo, F. (2015). Task-based learning and content and language integrated learning materials design: process and product. The Language Learning Journal, 43(3), 334-357.

Recent CLIL Publications – November 2015 – Updated 13/11

We would like to point out two journals that recently had a CLIL-special issue: ‘System’ and ‘Language, Culture and Curriculum’. The most recent issue of System (November 2015) is a special edition, titled: ‘The interface between task-based language teaching and content-based instruction’. It is edited by María del Pilar García Mayo and all articles can be found on this issue’s website on Sciencedirect.
Another special issue on CLIL was  in the journal ‘Language, Culture and Curriculum’ published in March 2015. It is edited by Jasone Cenoz and Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe and the title is ‘Learning through a second or additional language: content-based instruction and CLIL in the twenty-first century’. Go this issue’s website on T&F for all the articles.
All publications in these two issues can also be found at the end of this article.

Besides these two very interesting volumes of System and Language, Culture and Curriculum, more articles have been published recently in several journals.

Here is an overview in alphabetic order of the authors, links can be found in the titles:

To view all the articles of the issues of System and Language, Culture and Curriculum, click here to read the full post.