CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and refers to teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language.
To build on the previous years focusing on Technology Outdoors and STEAM, the DLaB CLIL 3rd year focuses on active learning using the environment, integrating subjects and embedding technology.
It aims to use curriculum contexts to teach language competencies and cultural sensitivity with the aim of meeting the language needs of a diversity of learners, including learners for whom English is an additional language (EAL/EFL).
CLIL will do this by establishing a Technology Enabled language learning approach for EAL and EFL learners, supporting learners with disadvantaged backgrounds (such as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants) and promoting intercultural understandings.
Our project partners already have experience in using CLIL to good effect and have seen great results from using CLIL within their own educational institutions – “Our pupils have improved their language skills in a way that gives them a more varied vocabulary. One of our goals using CLIL was to expand the English skills of our pupils – and we have succeeded.”
DLaB CLIL Keywords:
pluralinguisim, whole communication, creative language, gesture and drama, celebrating diversity, language and culture, scientific uses of language, common language roots, specific vocabulary and structures, authenticity of real world learning, genuine collaboration, real world STEM challenges