Something to talk about: Integrating content and language study in higher education
- Date: 11 Jun 2013
- Start Time: 10:30 am
- Location/venue: Centre for Language Education Research at Aston (CLERA)
This workshop – organised in association with the Arts & Humanities Research Council – draws on international research to outline the benefits of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in MFL degrees in UK Higher Education. It provides a platform for sharing practice in subject-specific content teaching through the target language and discussing implications for curriculum design and teacher training.
This workshop – one in a series of research-led CPD events run by the Centre of Language Education Research at Aston (CLERA) – provides an opportunity to discuss the potential of CLIL as a pedagogical instrument in UK Higher Education, to share experiences with target-language subject teachers, and to investigate the practical implications of introducing or expanding content provision through a MFL.
In talks and group discussions, the workshop explores the methodological framework of CLIL, benefits of integrating content instruction with language study, and implications regarding curriculum design, teacher training and student support. Aston instructors of French, German and Spanish provide examples of CLIL in practice and present selected materials from their undergraduate modules.
For more information, and to book a place, go to the HEA website.