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ICLHE Association and 5th ICLHE Conference

We would like to highlight the Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education Association. The ICLHE has excisted since 1 January 2010 and is now a registered Association under Dutch law.

The ICLHE aims:

  • to provide a platform for the exchange of opinions, experiences, initiatives and research concerning the interface between content and language in higher education.
  • to take initiatives in order to stimulate the synergy from cooperation among members from different backgrounds and contexts.

More information can be found on the ICLHE’s website.

5th ICLHE conference

Moreover, 4-7 October 2017 the 5th ICLHE conference takes place in Copenhagen. The theme is ‘Integrating Content and Language at the Multilingual University’ and keynote speakers are: Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense Madrid), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen). The ICLHE Association will be formally approved at the General Assembly, held on 5 October during the conference.

More information on the programme and registration.

 

Call for Papers Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education – Special Issue Fall 2019

We invite you to submit proposals on the topic: Teaching, Learning and Scaffolding in CLIL science classrooms.

The JICB is international and multidisciplinary in nature and welcomes submissions of the highest quality that report on empirical research and offer theoretical perspectives that can push the field forward. The aim of the JICB is to disseminate research on language immersion programs and other types of content-based language education programs that are subject matter-driven and subject matter-accountable, such as CLIL programmes in Europe and elsewhere, bi- & multilingual education, sheltered ESL, language across the curriculum, subject matter-driven minority, heritage and indigenous language education, and English medium instruction (EMI).The journal provides a forum for research on well- established immersion and content-based programs as well as research on new initiatives within the broad field of content-based language education/CLIL.

Authors are invited to submit proposals focusing on the teaching and learning processes in CLIL science classrooms at any educational level and in any CLIL context, including immersion programmes.

This Special Issue endeavours to:

  • collect and disseminate empirical evidence for effective approaches to the integration of content and language learning in different kinds of CLIL science classrooms to better support CLIL learners;
  • cover a wide range of topics within the context of CLIL science teaching, such as CLIL science pedagogy, classroom discourse, use of L1 and L2 (or translanguaging), use of multimodalities, only to name a few;
  • identify important implications for future research on the teaching and learning processes in science and other content subjects within CLIL contexts.

Abstract submission deadline: September 1st, 2017.

More information on deadlines and submission.

ICLHE Association and 5th ICLHE Conference

We would like to highlight the Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education Association. The ICLHE has excisted since 1 January 2010 and is now a registered Association under Dutch law.

The ICLHE aims:

  • to provide a platform for the exchange of opinions, experiences, initiatives and research concerning the interface between content and language in higher education.
  • to take initiatives in order to stimulate the synergy from cooperation among members from different backgrounds and contexts.

More information can be found on the ICLHE’s website.

5th ICLHE conference

Moreover, 4-7 October 2017 the 5th ICLHE conference takes place in Copenhagen. The theme is ‘Integrating Content and Language at the Multilingual University’ and keynote speakers are: Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense Madrid), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen), Anne Holmen (University of Copenhagen). The ICLHE Association will be formally approved at the General Assembly, held on 5 October during the conference.

More information on the programme and registration.

 

EMI Symposium 2017

On June 22 the 2017 English Medium Instruction (EMI) symposium at Oxford University Department of Education “EMI: English Medium Instruction: Building Bridges for a Better Understanding” will be held.

Research on EMI and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) suggests that there is a lack of effective communication among researchers, policy-makers and key stakeholders (learners and teachers). This symposium aims to explore how research can inform policy and practice and how stakeholders can influence the kinds of research questions being asked.  But, this symposium will also explore the kinds of research that needs to be carried out in order to comprehend the challenges students face as they progress from one educational phase to another.

More information on the symposium and registration.

Call for Poster Presentations and Articles

The organisation is currently accepting posters featuring EMI-related research projects. If you are interested, please bring a poster with you on the day of the symposium. A2 or A3 posters are accepted.

If you would like to have your published article related to EMI on display during the symposium, please send the abstract page of your article to the following address: minhui.wei@education.ox.ac.uk.

If you are not able to attend the symposium but are interested in sending us your work for display, you may do so either through post (for posters) or email (for abstracts of published articles).

The deadline of accepting posters or abstract pages is 31st May 2017. Posters, abstracts or enquiries can be emailed to minhui.wei@education.ox.ac.uk.

Recent Publications


Recent publications – July, August 2017

We would like to draw your attention to recent academic publications related to CLIL. Click on the Read More button to read the abstracts.

Learning Languages in Primary Schools: Research Insights

We would like to draw your attention to this recent publication:

García Mayo, M. P. (ed.). 2017. Learning Languages in Primary Schools: Research Insights. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

This book presents research on the learning of foreign languages by children in primary school settings. It covers issues that have been under-researched within this group of learners such as implicit/explicit learning, interaction, feedback provision, first language use, metalinguistic awareness, noticing and individual variables.

The book contains the following chapters on CLIL-related topics:

  • Learning How to Mean in Primary School CLIL Classrooms – Ana Llinares
  • Benefits and Limitations of Conversational Interactions among Young Learners of English in a CLIL Context  – Amparo Lázaro Ibarrola and María de los Ángeles Hidalgo
  • Gender and Age in Child Interaction in an EFL CLIL Context: An Exploratory Study  – Agurtzane Azkarai and Ainara Imaz Agirre
  • Exploring Early EFL: L1 Use in Oral Narratives by CLIL and Non-CLIL Primary School Learners – Elisabet Pladevall-Ballester and Alexandra Vraciu