Clil

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INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………….4 1. What is CLIL? ..........................................................................................................5 2. Five dimensions for introducing CLIL……………………………………………..6 3. Benefits of CLIL…………………………………………………………………....7 4. History of CLIL……………………………………………………………………10 5. CLIL’S situation in Lithuania……………………………………………………...12 6. The research of CLIL’S successfulness in tertiary level…………………………...13 7. Perspectives of CLIL……………………………………………………………….15 CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………..17 LITERATURE

INTRODUCTION

CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning is a part of European
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The reasons behind this shift were: • to offer a new methodological approach ; • to improve quality in language teaching; • to increase exposure to language learning; • to guarantee a European perspective. CLIL is a truly European topic , spanning the continent geographically from the North (Sweden) to the South(Spain)What is true of most educational issues also applies to CLIL is that it comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes.[4]

2. FIVE DIMENSIONS FOR INTRODUCING CLIL

According to the research published in 2001 (MARSH, Majlers and Hartiala: Profiling European CLIL Classrooms-Languages Open Doors) [5]) there are five dimensions or reasons for introducing CLIL in schools and universities in order to strengthen the teaching and learning at these institutions. Five dimensions of CLIL: 1. Culture Dimension –CULTIX, emphasizes the importance to build intercultural knowledge and understanding; to develop intercultural communication skills; to learn about specific neighboring countries/regions and minority groups; to introduce the wider cultural context. 2. Environment Dimension – ENTIX, is to prepare for internationalism, specifically European union integration; access International Certification, enhance school profile. 3. Language Dimension – LANTIX, seeks to
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