M. Genis, E. Orduna, M. Ortiz

Universidad Nebrija (SPAIN)
The new trend on Bilingual Education has lead to the development of CLIL methodology which integrates subject and language pedagogies, in order to enable learners, at all levels, to acquire simultaneously competences in a specific field of knowledge and language skills. Universidad de Nebrija is working is an ongoing European research project, AECLIL Assessment and Evaluation in CLIL (project number: 505313-LLP-1-2009-1-IT-KA2-KA2MP), the aim of which is to report results regarding the acquisition of subject knowledge and language skills as well as producing pedagogical materials that help to introduce CLIL methodology in Spanish educational institutions.
The module Learning CLIL through CLIL is Nebrija’s contribution to the AECLIL module repository. Carried out in English (B1/B2) and divided in three units that provide approximately 10 teaching hours, its tasks have been planned to achieve not only a total understanding of the dynamics of the task-based approach within the classroom, but also knowledge of specific contents and terminology through practical examples and language recognition activities.
The three units of the module represent a progression in CLIL understanding, starting with an introduction (unit 1), that explains the differences between traditional and CLIL methods in foreign language learning/teaching; the basics of CLIL (unit 2), carried out through the reading of specialized texts and videos dealing with the theoretical aspects of this methodology, and finally, an account of CLIL elements and issues (unit 3), leading to CLIL language identification and acquisition (CLIL glossary) and an essential competence (contents) assessment.
This presentation will describe this module, called Learning CLIL through CLIL, prepared to train teachers in CLIL methodology.