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Diverse Contexts – Converging Goals

CLIL in Europe


Edited By David Marsh and Dieter Wolff

CLIL, ‘a dual-focussed educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language‘ can be viewed as an example of curricular integration. This publication is one example of how this is being achieved. It serves to articulate why, and how, good practice can lead to the positive outcomes increasingly reported across Europe. It results from selected presentations given at the Helsinki CLIL 2006 conference «CLIL Competence Building for Globalization: Quality in Teaching Through a Foreign Language». The 28 contributions to this book, which originate from countries across the European Union, are divided into six sections covering classroom practice, evaluation, research, and programme management.


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Annex 357


Annex UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTRE Communique CLIL Conference, Helsinki 2006 Re: Future development of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in the European Union CLIL is a dual-focussed educational approach in which an additional language is used for the learning and teaching of both content and language. For: European Commission, DG EAC Background: European Union developmental support 1994-2006 has contributed to exponential interest in the CLIL approach (see Content and Language Integrated Learning at School in Europe, Eurydice 2006). This centralised support remains of importance for the forthcoming period to ensure consolidation of investment and dissemination/valor- isation of outcomes, as well as to address the challenges arising from the ongoing expansion of CLIL throughout the European Union. The Luxembourg EU Presidency Symposium The Potential of Pluri- lingual Education (March 2005), involving c. 200 key stakeholders in education, resulted in a set of Council recommendations (see pp. 359- 361) calling for measures to support the broadening of CLIL practice. The Helsinki CLIL 2006 conference Key Competencies for Inter- nationalizing Education: Quality in CLIL (June 2006) acted as a follow-up think tank and Symposium event for c. 200 researchers and practitioners, and resulted in two outcomes: Firstly, outcomes from the Future Prospects of CLIL for Mobility and International Competence-building' 2006-2012 Think Tank (see p. 362). Secondly, a set of recommendations, listed here as Goals and Pro- cesses, which were proposed for future action. 358 Annex Development Goals I. Maintaining momentum 2. Consolidating experience 3. Strengthening teacher competence- building 4....

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