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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 -28th. 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.

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 https://ihs.internationalschool.ba/ and the Prva Bosnjacka Gimnazija http://www.bosnjackagim.edu.ba. We are most grateful to our hosts, Prof. Azamat Akbarov and his team, for their hospitality and professional organisation. 

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CLIL symposium in Sarajevo on 1 April, 2016: Programme & Registration

We are pleased to announce that the programme for the CLIL Regional Workshop, which takes place on Fri. 1 April, 2016 in Sarajevo, is now available. The full symposium description, including information on accommodation in Sarajevo is available here. The detailed programme, including specific information about presenters and excursions, is available here. Participation in the full day’s events is free of charge and includes lunch.

The AILI CLIL Research Network and the Association for Applied Linguistics in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AALBiH) collaborated to organise this event, which will be hosted by the International Burch University in Sarajevo. The symposium will focus on national and regional differences in the conceptualisation and implementation of CLIL, as CLIL is used as an umbrella term. The organisers selected seven interesting papers related to this theme for presentation. Information on the papers being presented at the symposium can be found by reading further below.

Aside from being part of the symposium, participants will also have the opportunity to visit bilingual schools in the multicultural and multilingual Sarajevo region. For more information on the local organisers, please click here. For more information on the venue, please click here.

Registration is available using the CLIL APPLICATION FORM 2016 until 25/3. We hope to see you in Sarajevo!

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Symposium CLIL application in a global context

A number of CLIL ReN members presented at the symposium on the application of CLIL across different global context at the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015) in Auckland, New Zealand, on 23-26 November.

The symposium led by Russell Cross was both interesting and successful, featuring papers by Simone Smala (University of Queensland), Diane J. Tedick (University of Minnesota), Ylva Sandberg (Stockholm University) and Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe (University of the Basque Country). You can look at the abstracts of their papers here, and Russel Cross’ discussant notes here. The abstracts also include those of our esteemed colleagues who were supposed to give a presentation but unfortunately couldn’t make it to the conference.