The State of Language and Content Instruction in Colombia


  • Jermaine S. McDougald Author



Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a teaching approach that is becoming increasing popular throughout Colombia. CLIL combines content and language teaching. Research indicates that language learning in a bilingual educational setting could be improved by very specific language teaching. This article describes the state of language and content in Colombia, the underlining principles and the future of CLIL in Colombia.


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Author Biography

Jermaine S. McDougald

Jermaine S. McDougald holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, an M.A in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Leon University, a Specialist in University Teaching from Universidad del Bosque, and he is currently a candidate to the Post Graduate Program in Educational Management at the Universidad de La Sabana. He has experience in coordinating bilingual programs and language centers at university level and has directed English departments in schools. He has over 12 years experience in teaching and training. His areas of interest include ELT/CLIL curriculum design, Content-Based Instruction (CBI), ICT and standardized test design. He is currently the IB Diploma Program Coordinator at CIEDI - Colegio Internacional de Educacion Integral in Bogota and an ELT/CLIL consultant for Pearson Education.




How to Cite

McDougald, J. S. (2009). The State of Language and Content Instruction in Colombia. Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning, 2(2).