Temple University Japan:
TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Theory and Practice of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Bostwick (Katoh Gakuen English Immersion, Japan)
The role of content – how much does it belong in the foreign language class and how it should be integrated with language learning outcomes to promote language learning has been a debate since the 1980's (Pally, 1999). Since this time an extensive body of research has demonstrated that, “content-based instruction (CBI) is typically more effective than "text-based" instruction across a wide range of L2 instructional contexts (Brinton, et al., 2006, p 2). Like CBI, Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is the integration of particular content with language teaching aims. It is an innovative, instructional approach in which an "additional language" is interwoven with content to promote second language acquisition. It is based on the principle that successful language learning occurs when students are presented with target language material in meaningful, contextualized forms with the primary focus on acquiring information and knowledge. Content is the organizing principle, and other aspects of language (linguistic structures, vocabulary, language functions) are presented as needed (Snow et al., 1989). The approach can be used with second language learners from elementary school through university. CLIL is a multifaceted and complex approach to teaching foreign languages. The goal of the seminar is to clarify some of these complexities and identify key features of this approach. Participants in the seminar will not only explore the theoretical underpinnings of CLIL they will also learn 15 "high impact" instructional strategies used in highly effective CBI/CLIL programs that can also be applied across a wide range of foreign language teaching contexts.
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 7-minute walk from Sangen-jaya station (Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line) (map)
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