Yamagata JALT March Meeting
Title- CLIL: Theory, Practice and the Teaching of the 4 Skills
Presenter- Barry Kavanagh
Abstract- CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is a recent innovative language education methodology that is not strictly speaking new but a recycled and rethought approach to language teaching and learning that borrows from sociocultural theory and based on methodologies used in the past. It is a dual-focused educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language.
CLIL is implemented across Europe and is seen as the norm rather than the exception. In Japan however, although some universities are incorporating it into their curriculum, it is still a relatively new concept to teachers. This presentation will give an introduction to the theory and practice of CLIL and how it can be incorporated into a language curriculum that focuses on the 4 skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Bio- Barry Kavanagh, PhD, teaches English and linguistic courses at Tohoku University. He has presented across Europe and Asia and his main research is within the areas of sociolinguistics, pragmatics and second language acquisition. He is the president of the Tohoku J-CLIL chapter.