CLIL classroom discourse: Research from Europe

Tarja Nikula, Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Ana Llinares García
2013 Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education (JICB)  
Under the label of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) the teaching of curriculum subjects through the medium of a foreign language has become a widely accepted feature in mainstream education systems in Europe and other parts of the world. After contextualizing its subject matter in CLIL research as a whole, this article focuses on research into classroom discourse. In order to unravel the complexities involved, three different takes on CLIL classroom discourse are discussed as an
more » ... vidence-base for (a) language learning, (b) language use and social-interactional aspects of L2-interaction, and (c) processes of knowledge construction in and through a second or foreign language. The article concludes with an outline of requirements for further research in the area.
doi:10.1075/jicb.1.1.04nik fatcat:5mlsc7jj6ve6dmh6ulaesi6lfm