Research Institute for Oriental Cultures (RIOC) at Gakushuin University:

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning): The 3 Dimensions of Content

Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Speaker: Phil Ball (OUP; Federation of Basque Schools, San Sebastian, Spain)

We welcome teachers, researchers, and students to attend a public lecture by Phil Ball on the Gakushuin University campus. What is 'content', and what is 'language'? Neither subject nor language teachers would have any problem answering this question with regard to conventional teaching through the mother-tongue, but in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) the considerations change. Subject teachers need support in identifying the key language in their learning sequences, so that they can then make it more salient, and language teachers - now showing more interest in what CLIL can do for them - need to consider the nature of 'content' - namely what it is, how it behaves, and how it can be supported methodologically. This talk will illustrate the notion of the three dimensions of content in CLIL, namely conceptual, procedural and linguistic. This new framework encourages both subject and language teachers to think of their lessons in these three-dimensional terms and to 'adjust the volume' of a task according to the demands that it makes. This helps CLIL teachers to prioritise any one of the three dimensions, at any point of a lesson or a sequence. For details, please see RIOC's event webpage. This is sponsored by the Research Institute for Oriental Cultures (RIOC) at Gakushuin University and the Faculty of International Social Sciences at Gakushuin University.

Organization: Research Institute for Oriental Cultures (RIOC) at Gakushuin University

Cost: free

Venue: Gakushuin University, Building Minami-2, Room 200, Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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