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What exactly is Clil?

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CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning. This means that as of this school year senior school students will study a non-linguistic subject through a foreign language.

Will all senior-school students have a CLIL subject?

Yes, in most senior schools and technical institutes this year it will involve the fifth year students but in linguistic senior schools students from 3rd to 5th year will do a CLIL subject.

Who’ll be teaching the CLIL lessons?

Many Italian teachers have been working really hard at language and methodology courses organised by the Ministry of Education to get their language skills up to scratch for this new challenge. The CLIL courses will be taught by subject teachers who the meet foreign language requirements.

Are CLIL lessons always in English?

Not necessarily. CLIL can be done through any European language that is not the country’s official language although in Italy most CLIL classes are carried out in English.

What subjects will be done through another language?

This is a decision made by each school depending on different factors including which subject teachers are qualified to teach CLIL. Popular CLIL subjects are Science, Maths, Geography and History.

What’s the point of CLIL?

Well first of all, it prepares students for what they’ll be doing with their foreign language knowledge in the future; exchanging information and discussing ideas.
What’s more, CLIL and bilingual education have been going on in many countries for a long time and research shows that when we use a foreign language to learn content without focusing on the language itself, our language expertise increases rapidly.
Interestingly, both CLIL students and teachers find CLIL classes more interesting and motivating than classes through their native language.
So good luck to all the CLIL students and teachers starting this new challenge!!

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