How Effective is the Assessment Component of a Customized CLIL Program?




Content and language integrated learning, assessment, learner attitude, teacher attitude, teacher training.


Considering the pivotal role of assessment, this study aimed to investigate the attitudes of the students and the teachers towards the assessment component of a customized content and language integrated learning in an English as a foreign language program implemented at the tertiary level in Turkey. It also sought to study its effectiveness as a tool for the integrated assessment of language and content. Data were obtained by a mixed-method research approach from 525 university freshman students and 17 English language teachers via questionnaires and follow-up interviews with the teachers and the students. The results indicated that both the students and the teachers developed positive attitudes towards the assessment component of content and language integrated learning. The assessment component was also found to be an adequate tool for the integrated assessment of content and language.

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Isık, A. (2020). How effective is the assessment component of a customized CLIL program? Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning, 13(2), 241-287.

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Author Biography

Ali Işık, Istinye University

Ali Işık graduated from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) Education Faculty Foreign Language Education Program in 1989. He completed his MA in 1993 and Ph.D. 1999 at the same university and department. He completed his second MA at Gazi University (Ankara, Turkey) Educational Administration Program in 2006. Between 1999-2016 he worked as a part-time lecturer at Bogazici University, Middle East Technical University, Hacettepe University, Yeditepe University, and Bogaziçi University consecutively.  He is currently the Head of English Language and Literature Department and also serves as an ELT program and materials development advisor and teacher trainer at Istinye University, Istanbul, Turkey.  His research interests include language teaching methodology, teacher training, content-based instruction, materials development, measurement and evaluation.


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Işık, A. (2021). How Effective is the Assessment Component of a Customized CLIL Program?. Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning, 13(2), 241–287.




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