CLIL: Content And Language Integrated Learning · Mª Consuelo Barranquero Ramón
Science and Arts Lesson plans for upper primary students using English as vehicular language.
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a term created in 1994 by David Marsh and Anne Maljers as a methodology. It’s an approach for learning content through an additional language (foreign or second), thus teaching both the subject and the language. The idea of its proponents was to create an “umbrella term” which encompasses different forms of using language as medium of instruction.
CLIL refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focused aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language. (Marsh, 1994)
This approach involves learning subjects such as history, geography or others, through an additional language. It can be very successful in enhancing the learning of languages and other subjects, and developing in the youngsters a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards themselves as language learners. (Marsh, 2000)