ConCLIL guest lecture 1.10.

ConCLIL guest researcher, Ana Llinares, from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid will give a guest lecture

The different roles of language in CLIL

on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 10 to 12 a.m. in SOLKI seminar room (YoT 224), University of Jyväskylä.

While CLIL initiatives across Europe, including in Spain, have mostly
been regarded as having successful outcomes, there are still some
misunderstandings about precisely how language can be integrated with
content teaching, and the language skills needed by content teachers
to integrate both learning objectives. In this talk, I present a
framework developed for the understanding of how language works in
CLIL, both as a vehicle for learning academic content and as a tool
for participating in classroom interaction (Llinares, Morton &
Whittaker, 2013). Underpinned by Systemic Functional Linguistics and
other social theories of language and learning, the model also
suggests focusing on CLIL students’ language development and
assessment along three dimensions: the language needed to express
discipline-specific content, the necessary linguistic resources to
express interpersonal meanings and the ability to move from spoken to
written forms of language.