Relevance of CLIL in developing pedagogies for minority language teaching

Anderson, Jim. 2009. Relevance of CLIL in developing pedagogies for minority language teaching. In: David Marsh; Peeter Meehisto; Dieter Wolff; Rosa Aliaga; Tuula Asikainen; Maria J. Frigols-Martin; Sue Hughes and Gisella Lange, eds. CLIL practice: perspectives from the field. Jyväskylä: CCN: University of Jyväskylä, pp. 124-132. ISBN 978-951-39-3561-0 [Book Section]

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In recent years there have been renewed efforts in the UK and elsewhere to identify appropriate pedagogical approaches for the teaching of minority/community/heritage languages (as distinct from both foreign and regional languages). In this chapter it is argued that CLIL may have much to contribute to the development of such pedagogies and that there is a need for research to explore models appropriate for the different contexts in which these languages are taught.

Drawing on the experience of developing an initial teacher training course for Arabic, Mandarin, Panjabi and Urdu at Goldsmiths, University of London, examples of three cross-curricular projects involving bilingual learners are presented and their impact considered in relation to language, culture and broader identity issues.

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22 Feb 2011 11:59

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