European Journal of Language Policy

Creating a framework for a large-scale implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning

The first steps

European Journal of Language Policy (2015), 7, (1), 29–41.

Abstract

We argue that in order for the EU 2020 educational goals to be achieved, a large-scale implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is necessary. This educational approach not only ensures knowledge of multiple languages but it also stimulates pupils in such a way that they reach a higher cognitive level. To enable such large-scale implementation, a framework is needed that offers support and guidelines for the various countries and regions. This article presents the first steps towards such a supporting framework by presenting and applying four parameters that allow an analysis of the linguistic climate of a region/country. The makeup of a linguistic climate has a major influence on the way a language policy is held up, and therefore these parameters give an indication of where changes should be made to ensure a successful implementation of CLIL.

Nous soutenons que, pour que les objectifs éducatifs de l’UE 2020 à atteindre, une mise en œuvre à grande échelle de l’EMILE est nécessaire. Cette approche pédagogique assure non seulement la connaissance de plusieurs langues , il stimule également les élèves de manière à ce qu’ils atteignent un plus haut niveau cognitif . Pour permettre une telle mise en œuvre à grande échelle, un cadre est nécessaire qui ofre un soutien et des directives pour les diférents pays et régions . Cet article présente les premiers pas vers un tel cadre de soutien en présentant et en appliquant quatre paramètres qui permettent une analyse du climat linguistique d’un pays / région. La composition d’un climat linguistique a une influence majeure sur la voie d’une politique linguistique est maintenue , et par conséquent, ces paramètres donnent une indication de l’endroit où des changements devraient être faits pour assurer une mise en œuvre réussie de l’EMILE.

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Surmont, Jill

Struys, Esli

Somers, Thomas