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126231 VK MEd 01A/B: VK Specific Issues in Language Learning and Teaching / Specific Issues in EFL Teaching (2018S)


3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N


Friday 16.03. 14:00 - 19:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 23.03. 14:00 - 19:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 27.04. 14:00 - 19:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 11.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 18.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A


Aims, contents and method of the course

Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a teaching approach where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focussed aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language. This approach has since its gestation in the mid 90ies become a widely-accepted feature in mainstream education systems in Europe.
In this course, we will explore the potential of this approach by critically exploring and reflecting on CLIL methodological principles as applied in real-world projects and situations. We will try out various CLIL activities, games and techniques. The following aspects will be the cornerstones of this highly interactive and practice-oriented course:
• CLIL awareness - from personal beliefs to informed knowledge
• Languaging in CLIL:
o Genre, register, and academic vocabulary in CLIL
• Foundations for the teaching of CLIL:
o Towards a methodology of CLIL
• CLIL – an overview of the Austrian context and a European perspective
This course is specifically targeted towards students with (at least) ONE content subject who want to improve their learners' foreign language competence by teaching the content subject through the target language English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance and participation in class discussions; giving a critical presentation of a self-selected WebQuest; writing a reflection essay on "CLIL and me" (1000 words); providing short written feedback on course aspects

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Ball, P., Kelly, K., & Clegg, J. (2015). Putting CLIL into practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Coyle, D., Hood, P., & Marsh, D. (2010). CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Dalton-Puffer, C. (2011). Content-and-Language Integrated Learning: From Practice to Principles. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 31, 182-204. doi:10.1017/S0267190511000092
Gierlinger, E. M. (2017). Teaching CLIL? Yes, but with a pinch of SALT. Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education, 5(2), 188-215.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA UF EN 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.1-623; MA UF 01A + B
Lehrinhalt: 12-4811

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