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Paperback edition: Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (Update)

Last month, we published a discount offer on this website for the book Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (eds. Tarja Nikula, Emma Dafouz, Pat Moore and Ute Smit). Contrary to what we wrote earlier the paperback edition is not yet available, but the new edition will be published in August. The paperback edition can now be pre-ordered with a 30% discount (available until August 31, 2017).  Visit Multilingual Matters, add the book to your basket and use the discount code that can be found in the Multilingual Matters Discount Order Form.

The volume, which features publications from active CLIL ReN members, has been described as “a key step in establishing an understanding of language and content in CLIL and multilingual education. The authors provide a wealth of research offering valuable new insights into curriculum and pedagogy planning, participant perspectives and classroom practices, while introducing a conceptual framework to integration in CLIL.”

Applied linguistic perspectives on CLIL

Llinares, A. & T. Morton (eds.). (2017). Applied linguistic perspectives on CLIL. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

This book represents a collection of studies on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) which brings together a range of perspectives through which CLIL has been investigated within Applied Linguistics. The book aims to show how the four perspectives of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics highlight different important aspects of CLIL as a context for second language development. Each of the four sections in the book opens with an overview of one of the perspectives written by a leading scholar in the field, and is then followed by three empirical studies which focus on specific aspects of CLIL seen from this perspective. Topics covered include motivation, the use of tasks, pragmatic development, speech functions in spoken interaction, the use of evaluative language in expressing content knowledge in writing, multimodal interaction, assessment for learning, L1 use in the classroom, English-medium instruction in universities, and CLIL teachers’ professional identities.

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AILA 2017 CLIL ReN Symposium: Programme

On July 23rd -28th, the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics will be held in Rio de Janeiro. At this conference the ReN Day will be on July 25th. the CLIL Research Network is pleased to announce the programme of the symposium “Individual Factors in CLIL teachers and learners”:

  • INTRODUCTION (Rick de Graaff & Russell Cross)
  • Individual factors influencing CLIL student choices in the transition from primary to secondary (Elisa Hidalgo-McCabe & María Fernández-Agüero)
    This paper presents a mixed-method analysis of the individual factors influencing CLIL students’ choices in transition between Primary and Secondary. To this end, 157 students were asked on their views on the bilingual programme they study in. The categories emerging from this analysis reveal interesting trends in students’ choices.
  • CLIL students’ motivation towards learning academic subjects in English (Thomas Somers & Ana Llinares)This study focuses on CLIL secondary school students’ motivation towards learning academic subjects in English. Using a specially designed questionnaire, students’ differential motivation is discussed in terms of individual factors such as exposure to English outside the classroom and the high- or low-immersion track in which they have been placed.
  • Underresearched, but highly relevant in language learning: EFL self-concept as an individual factor in CLIL environments (Dominik Rumlich & Julia Reckermann)This presentation explores the relevance of EFL self-concept for language learning in CLIL. Based on quantitative longitudinal data 1,000 secondary students, statistical evaluations confirmed the influence of EFL self-concept on EFL proficiency and interest in EFL classes; results suggest a genuine positive contribution of CLIL to students’ EFL self-concept.
  • BREAK (15 minutes)
  • Chicken or egg? Motivation for or from bilingual education in the Netherlands (Tessa Mearns, Do Coyle & Rick de Graaff)
    A study of individual motivational factors among learners in bilingual and single-language secondary education in the Netherlands. The aims of the study were to establish whether differences existed and in which respects, but also investigate whether learners were motivated for bilingual education or motivated by it.
  • CLIL can vary in each teacher and learner (Shigeru Sasajima)
    This paper tries to answer what CLIL is and focuses on language teacher trainees in order to understand how they see CLIL classrooms. Through their CLIL classroom observation, a variety of attractor states (some patterned outcome) have been identified. The results suggest each individual factor can develop contextualized CLIL pedagogy.
  • DISCUSSION and CONCLUSION (Rick de Graaff & Russell Cross)

Please note registration closes 30 April.

 

Now available in paperback: Conceptualising integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education

Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (eds. Tarja Nikula, Emma Dafouz, Pat Moore and Ute Smit) was published in August 2016 and is now available in paperback. The paperback can now be purchases with a 30% discount (available until August 31, 2017).  Visit Multilingual Matters, search for the book using the box at the top of the page, add the book to your basket and use the discount code that can be found in the Multilingual Matters Discount Order Form.

The volume, which features publications from active CLIL ReN members, has been described as “a key step in establishing an understanding of language and content in CLIL and multilingual education. The authors provide a wealth of research offering valuable new insights into curriculum and pedagogy planning, participant perspectives and classroom practices, while introducing a conceptual framework to integration in CLIL.”

AILA 2017 CLIL ReN Symposium: Update

The 18th world congress of Applied Linguistics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, July 23rd -18th. At this conference the ReN Day will be Tuesday July 25, and the CLIL Research Network is pleased to announce the symposium “Individual Factors in CLIL teachers and learners.”

Please note that ReN participants follow regular conference registration procedures (i.e., there is no separate ReN registration). Early bird registrations close 28 February. More details.

One item we’re keen to discuss is an application to renew the ReN, and gather ideas on what the next three-year plan might look like. The deadline for submissions is 31 Oct 2017 so AILA 2017 will be a timely opportunity to hear everyone’s suggestions.

The following papers will be presented during the symposium:

  • Individual factors influencing CLIL student choices in the transition from primary to secondary (Elisa Hidalgo-McCabe & María Fernández-Agüero)
  • CLIL students’ motivation towards learning academic subjects in English (Thomas Somers & Ana Llinares)
  • Underresearched, but highly relevant in language learning: EFL self-concept as an individual factor in CLIL environments (Dominik Rumlich & Julia Reckermann)
  • Chicken or egg? Motivation for or from bilingual education in the Netherlands (Tessa Mearns, Do Coyle & Rick de Graaff)
  • CLIL can vary in each teacher and learner (Shigeru Sasajima)

Book: Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (Multilingual Matters, 2016)

‘Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education’ (Eds. Tarja Nikula, Emma Dafouz, Pat Moore and Ute Smit) was published in August 2016. The volume, which features publications from active CLIL ReN members, has been described as “a key step in establishing an understanding of language and content in CLIL and multilingual education. The authors provide a wealth of research offering valuable new insights into curriculum and pedagogy planning, participant perspectives and classroom practices, while introducing a conceptual framework to integration in CLIL.” The book is available for purchase and more information can be found here.

AILA 2017 CLIL ReN Symposium

For the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (Rio de Janeiro, July 2017), the CLIL Research Network is pleased to announce the symposium “Individual Factors in CLIL Teachers and Learners.”

The following papers will be presented:

  • Elisa Hidalgo McCabe & María Fernández Agüero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Individual factors influencing CLIL student choices in the transition from primary to secondary
  • Thomas Somers & Ana Llinares (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): CLIL students’ motivation towards learning academic subjects in English
  • Dominik Rumlich (Universität Duisburg-Essen) & Julia Reckermann (Bielefeld University): Underresearched, but highly relevant in language learning: EFL self-concept as an individual factor in CLIL environments
  • Petra Kletzenbauer (University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM) & Ulla Fuerstenberg (University of Graz): ‘What about me?’ – Shaping CLIL beliefs among Austrian university lecturers
  • Tessa Mearns (Leiden University), Do Coyle (University of Aberdeen) & Rick de Graaff (Utrecht University): Chicken or egg? Motivation for or from bilingual education in the Netherlands
  • Shigeru Sasajima (Toyo Eiwa University): CLIL can vary in each teacher and learner

More information about the programme will follow later in 2016.

Notice for AILA ReN members and CLIL educators based in Asia-Pacific

The Toyo-Eiwa CLIL ReN is available for AILA ReN members and those focused on CLIL education in the Asia-Pacific. The Toyo-Eiwa CLIL ReN aims to support CLIL research and practice in the Japanese context and develop CLIL beyond Europe. It is a very flexible research network that is planning an upcoming series of seminars in 2016: September 24, October 15th, November 5th, and December 17th. All seminars will be held at Toyo-Eiwa Roppongu Campus at 2 o’clock. More information can be found about giving a presentation at one of these seminars by contacting Shigeru Sasajima (sasajima.s@toyoeiwa.ac.jp).

. More information about the Toyo-Eiwa CLIL ReN can be found at http://www.te-clil.jp/.

Call for papers: Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education: Special Issue Fall 2018

Editors of the Fall 2018 Special Issue of the Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education welcome article submissions related to the title “Teacher education and professional development for immersion and content-based instruction: Research on programs, practices, and teacher educators.” The articles must report research that is empirically and/or theoretically based, and that includes concrete implications for educators in the field. Authors are invited to submit proposals focusing on teacher education (TE) and professional development (PD) for immersion and content-based language education/CLIL contexts at any educational level and in any content-based language educational setting that qualify as subject matter-driven and subject matter-accountable.

The entire call for papers, including more information on how to submit an abstract by the October 1st, 2016 deadline, can be found here.

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

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.

The deadline for submissions has passed. We will select contributions before 1 July, 2016.