Journal article

Defining content and language integrated learning for languages education in Australia

R CROSS

Babel | Afmlta | Published : 2015

Abstract

While there is much that Australia has done well with respect to languages education, many problems still persist in terms of mainstream provision of quality languages programs, attaining real outcomes and gains in language learning, and in relation to retention of students studying languages through to the senior years of school.The success of new approaches focused on integrating language with the mainstream curriculum across schools in Europe suggests new possibilities for dealing with the challenges of languages in the Australian schooling context. This paper considers key aspects of the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach as developed in Europe over the past two dec..

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