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What Is CLIL?
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is one of the most sought-after methodologies in bilingual education. What is this innovative approach all about and how can your organization get started?
What does CLIL encompass? Is it a catch-all topic?
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning. This means studying another subject (for example, science, history, or literature) and learning a language, such as English, at the same time — integrating the two subjects. The definition is broad because the integration can happen in many different ways.
What is the origin of CLIL methodology and where is it gaining popularity?
Although the term “CLIL” is modern, the technique is as old as learning itself. The approach became more formalized in the 1960s, in language immersion programs in Canada and with languages across the curriculum programs in the UK and the US.
David Marsh and Do Coyle came up with the term CLIL in the mid-1990s, at a time when governments, schools, and individuals were all starting to realize the importance of knowing more than one language. The movement was especially strong in Europe, and it’s growing around the world, in regions like Latin America, in response to globalization.
How does CLIL fit within the overall trend of bilingual education? What’s the difference between CLIL and other methodologies?
Bilingual education — education involving two languages — is a broad field that can encompass different programs and approaches. Some other approaches, such as English for Specific Purposes and English as a Medium of Instruction, share some features with CLIL, but they have differences as well. What sets CLIL apart is its emphasis on content.
What are the typical results the CLIL methodology provides to learners?
Broadly speaking, CLIL programs aim to increase students’ subject-area knowledge while at the same time improving their knowledge of and skills in the target language. In addition, students should improve their own ability to learn and to appreciate a new culture.
Is CLIL right for my school or institution?
CLIL methodology is applicable in all types of organizations, including primary and secondary schools, vocational schools, colleges, and universities. If any of the following describe you or your organization, contact us to learn more about CLIL certification.
• You’re looking for a solution to meet local or national mandates for CLIL implementation at your school.
• You want to adopt this cutting-edge teaching approach institute-wide to maximize learning outcomes for your students.
• You’d like to go beyond theory and provide practical CLIL applications for both teachers and administrators.
How can my institution effectively implement CLIL?
The key to the success of CLIL adoption is implementation by all stakeholders. Bridge certification supports the holistic adoption of CLIL with a two-course training series that prepares language teachers, content teachers, and administrators with the solid background in CLIL theory and applications needed to effectively support institution-wide CLIL adoption.
I'm a certified English teacher, should I get CLIL-certified?
Yes, if you’d like to create more opportunities for career advancement and earn a higher salary, CLIL certification is an excellent choice. This unique training, not widely available elsewhere, will open up positions in K-12 schools and other educational settings where teachers can support the institute’s greater CLIL initiative.