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Content Language Integrated Learning at Bilingual Junior High School
Start date: Jul 1, 2015, End date: Jun 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

We trust that the project"CLIL at Bilingual Junior High School" will continue to be supported by the Heads of department from a range of subject areas and will be more integrated into schemes of work and thus impacting into teaching and learning in classrooms. The project will be integrated into the school's development plan and specific subject curricular models, offering a significant contribution to our European focus. The project will cover some or all of the following aspects: Key concepts and theories in CLIL methodology Language support for content learning Personal language development Language for classroom management and instruction giving Materials development (task design, working with texts, visuals etc.) Basic discourse analysis in key content areas Types of questions and questioning techniques Thinking skills and their role in activities and materials design Subject-centred vocabulary building Code-switching and working bilingually Creating a language-rich classroom environment Review of a range of internet and print resources for participants’ selected content areas Assessment and testing Microteaching of CLIL activities The project will extend the teachers understanding and critical awareness of: The history and theory of teaching content in English and English through content, as well as the principles underlying effective practice. The qualities and skills required by teachers involved in CLIL in a secondary context The materials and methodology appropriate to CLIL in a secondary context and how to improve their command of English, especially in their classrooms. Language and linguistic competence at word, sentence and discourse level. How to identify and explore key issues in syllabus/course design The modes of delivery and types of classroom interaction most appropriate to CLIL The test instruments and assessment procedures which can be used in CLIL contexts with different language levels and content areas The project's activities will receive media attention bringing a positive appraisal for the Comenius Education Initiative. Erasmus+ multilateral partnerships are planned where students will take part. Students will benefit from the methodological-didactic approach of teaching and learning competences of their teachers through better quality of their work and activities in favour of the students.
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