Content and language symbiosis in a maieutic, translanguaging pattern: An exploratory practice in Italy

Renata Agolli

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This paper aims to introduce pre- CLIL through the CLSL (Content & Languages (L1/L2) Shared Learning) model, which operates as a bridge for a full CLIL immersion. It analyses the characteristics of this new learning model that springs up from immanent needs of Italian educational reality by reporting results on the way content and language develop in a translanguaging pattern. It further discusses the impact it may have on a national and international level by observing that the gradual nuances of pre- CLIL tend to soothe and mainly vivify the learning experience. At the same time the stakeholders’ voices extend the role of the CLSL model by giving life to a democratic and diversified learning that can perceive the alternative CLIL practice in a tripartite mode. CLSL emerges as a dynamic phase that enhances inter-content and linguistic competences by rendering language and content learning through code-switching dialogic and participatory instigating  a new inter-learning experience.


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