In recent years there has been a surge in the popularity of CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning – as a way to increase time on task for language learning and to link language learning with other curriculum areas. In New South Wales, Australia, four primary schools began CLIL programmes in 2010 and researchers were able to follow their implementation through a series of research projects. So, what exactly is CLIL, what were the results, and why do some language teachers like it as an approach?
A MOOC, as many of you will know, is a Massive Open Online Course, a hugely popular way of delivering interactive courses, and after several months of intensive work we have developed an exciting course on Teaching and Learning Languages in Primary Schools. Read on to find out more about this new initiative.