CLIL: Achieving its goals through a multiliteracies framework

Beatrice Dupuy

Abstract


@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }

An integrated world calls for integrated learning. It is in this context that CLIL has emerged to cater to the linguistic and cultural demands created by this global age.

 

Coyle et al. (2010) foreground the integrative aspects of CLIL in the 4Cs Framework which connects “four contextualized building blocks” and as such “takes account of integrating content learning and language learning within specific contexts and acknowledges the symbiotic relationship that exists between these elements” (p.41). In other words, they recognize that acquiring and knowing a content/subject-matter area is about acquiring and knowing its texts.

 

In this paper, I suggest that CLIL goals can best be realized by adopting a multiliteracies framework. I begin by examining the links that exist between CLIL and a multiliteracies framework. Next, I review key aspects of a multiliteracies framework that can support CLIL goals. Finally, I present a model multiliteracies-based CLIL lesson.


Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.






This journal and its papers are published with the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). You are free to share copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format if you: give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made; don’t use our material for commercial purposes; don’t remix, transform, or build upon the material.

Indexed in: DOAJLinguistics Abstracts Online,Google ScholarsMLA Bibliography - Language, Linguistics and LiteratureOpen J-Gate,Directory of Research Journals Indexing, EBSCOProQueste-Revist@sPublindexERICEmerging Sources Citation IndexORE (Open-Access Research in English Language Teaching)Cabell's International (The White List)Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico (Redib)

Email: laclil@unisabana.edu.co