CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is an educational method of teaching non-language subjects through a foreign language. It is an innovative approach that changes the ways in which students are exposed to the curriculum and accelerates the acquisition of basic communication skills in a foreign language.
The CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) method covers all forms of general education through the teaching of a language that is not the mother tongue of the majority of pupils, i.e. integrating the teaching of subject content (mathematics, science, art education, music education, physical education, ethics education and computer education) with the teaching of a foreign language. In this case, the foreign language is not only the goal of education, but also the means by which education is acquired. The teacher teaches the subject and the foreign language at the same time, and the latter becomes the medium of instruction, i.e. j. working language. Across Europe, including Slovakia, an increasing number of primary schools are introducing CLIL in its various forms. With CLIL, the foreign language becomes an integral part of the learning process; students do not focus primarily on the language itself, but on the content they want to communicate about, they actually communicate, they do not use the language in artificially induced situations.
The results of the projects and comparisons show that this way of teaching improves and accelerates the quality of teaching in general education and vocational subjects, as well as language training.
CLIL creates a balance between language and vocational education. The non-language subject is developed through the foreign language and the foreign language through the non-language subject. Foreign language is used as a tool for learning, not just as a result of the teaching process.
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The benefits of CLIL include:
CLIL offers opportunities that allow learners to use a foreign language naturally, in such a way that they soon forget that they are using a foreign language and focus only on the content. In the CLIL method, the foreign language is combined with other subjects. There are 2 main objectives in the class, one related to the subject, the topic and one related to the language. This is also why CLIL is sometimes called dual-focused learning. CLIL can really do a lot, it increases the willingness, desire and ability to learn both a foreign language and a non-language subject.
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“CLIL saves time – e.g. when teaching topics that pupils have been learning in two subjects in parallel, … “ Read more
” … integrate all aspects of the student’s personality, applying the requirement to respect the student’s personal autonomy.” Read more
“CLIL – using a foreign language for learning and learning to use a foreign language … “ Read more
“So all children can benefit from CLIL, not just those we think are ‘good at languages’, … “ Read more
CLIL increases students’ motivation and confidence in both the language and the subject … “ More
Private primary school, Oravská cesta 11 in Žilina on December 2, 2014 organized a nationwide educational seminar “Creative activities with CLIL methodology in the English language” intended for professional pedagogical public. The school organised this event based on its long experience with the implementation of the CLIL methodology and its experimental validation within several national and regional projects …
Private primary school, Oravská cesta 11 in Žilina on 2. June 2016 organized a nationwide educational seminar “CLIL and CALL Methodology in Primary School” intended for both lay and professional pedagogical public. The school organised this event based on its long experience with the implementation of the CLIL methodology and its experimental validation within several national and regional projects and the active use of the CALL method … Visit the seminar page.
Private primary school, Oravská cesta 11 in Žilina on 30. In November 2016, together with other institutions, it organised the international scientific conference New Perspectives on CLIL, bilingualism and plurilingualism, which included workshops entitled Putting CLIL into practice.