Languages for learning
The role of CLIL teachers
More than 25 years have passed since CLIL was first introduced in schools all over Europe with objectives, methods and organizational structures that often also vary from one country to another. Time has passed, and still without a precise framework of reference, CLIL shows its great potential as well as its drawbacks. Using data from research conducted in Italy with four CLIL teachers who teach physics through a foreign language, this article aims to highlight the possibility that CLIL can serve to make every teacher, regardless of the subject, aware of the role that language can play in learning. The data collected, which refer to the Italian education system, emphasize the central role of the subject teacher in CLIL implementation. They also draw attention to the need for important changes in the CLIL agenda for the coming years.
- CLIL in Europe
- CLIL in Italy
- The beginnings
- The school reform laws of 2003 and 2015
- The CLIL teacher
- The temporary norms
- Official data on CLIL provision in Italy
- The research
- Theoretical framework
- Objectives and research questions
- Data and method
- The lessons
- The interviews
- Concluding remarks
Published online: 28 February 2022
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