Can CLIL improve language and subject teaching at the same time? Phil Ball examines this bold claim by contrasting task design in native speaker and CLIL lessons, looking at the procedures and processes students undergo to acquire content knowledge.
Perhaps due to its relatively recent birth as an approach with a label, CLIL shelters a broad range of practice under its pedagogic roof. But if it is to be taken seriously as an approach, and then adopted by the world of pedagogy, it needs to have identifiable limits. We ...
Despite the self-explanatory nature of the phrase 'Content and Language Integrated Learning', the true nature of CLIL still remains elusive. This introductory article (of four) briefly analyses a series of broadly-accepted definitions of CLIL as a way of highlighting its most significant characteristics.