Discourse in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Classrooms

Discourse in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Classrooms

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The label CLIL stands for classrooms where a foreign language (English) is used as a medium of instruction in content subjects. This book provides a first in-depth analysis of the kind of communicative abilities which are embodied in such CLIL classrooms. It examines teacher and student talk at secondary school level from different discourse-analytic angles, taking into account the interpersonal pragmatics of classroom discourse and how school subjects are talked into being during lessons. The analysis shows how CLIL classroom interaction is strongly shaped by its institutional context, which in turn conditions the ways in which students experience, use and learn the target language. The research presented here suggests that CLIL programmes require more explicit language learning goals in order to fully exploit their potential for furthering the learnersa€™ appropriation of a foreign language as a medium of learning.Aston 1988, 1993), or whether something is repair or error correction. ... In practical analytical work this axiom of complete empathy of analyst and participants is not unproblematic, as I discuss in ... 1992, Eisenstein and Bodman 1993, Takahashi and Beebe 1993, Trosborg 1995, House 1996, Cohen 1996, Koester 2002).

Title:Discourse in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Classrooms
Author: Christiane Dalton-Puffer
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2007-09-27

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