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CLIL in Low Proficiency Primary School Settings: The Role of L1 Use and Focus on Form

Abstracts


Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programmes are now widespread in primary and secondary education across Europe, and include a range of educational practices with varying aims and policies. CLIL implementation in low proficiency primary school settings in low exposure contexts presents a challenging pedagogical scenario with often higher expectations than actual learning outcomes. Appropriate integration of content and language at the classroom level might well compensate for such low exposure and classroom-based research practices provide the tools to make this integration more effective. This article reviews a study on CLIL implementation in four primary schools in a low exposure context (Catalonia, Spain) and its effects on language gains, L1 use, Foreign Language (FL) motivation and stakeholders' opinions and perceptions. An overview of the results will make the need for integration and research at the classroom level evident, and content and language integration will be explored through two recent projects on the role of L1 use and focus on form strategies in CLIL settings.

References


Alfonso, C. & Pladevall-Ballester, E. (2017). Effects of focus on form on CLIL students' L2 performance in task-based oral interaction. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Catalan Government. (n.d.). XTEC - Xarxa telemàtica educativa de Catalunya. Retrieved from http://xtec.gencat.cat/ca/projectes/plurilinguisme/sobre/presentacio/
Pladevall-Ballester, E (2017a). L1 use in a low exposure co-taught CLIL programme. Unpublished manuscript.
Pladevall-Ballester, E. (2017b). A longitudinal study of primary school EFL learning motivation in CLIL and non-CLIL settings. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Bret, A.(2014).L2 English young learners' oral production skills in instructed second language contexts: A Longitudinal Study of CLIL and EFL settings.Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

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