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Further learning, research and developments


See the following links for further learning about Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) available through the Australian Language Learning Space.

Do Coyle, a UK expert on CLIL, provides guidance about the 4C’s Framework and the Language Triptych in this 15 minute video: Part C - The Content and language integrated learning approach.

What does CLIL look like in the classroom? What works? Why bother? This link, published 2016, provides some entry points for teachers interested in taking their first steps into CLIL. CLIL: A toe in the waterImproving language outcomes: http://www.lls.edu.au/teacherspace/professionallearning/2186?sectionid=123  
Useful tips about the 4C’s Framework and the Language triptych can be found in The CLIL Tool Kit (section entitled Stage 3: Planning a Unit).

Main readings

Ellis, R. (2005). Instructed second language acquisition: A literature reviewWellington, NZ: Ministry of Education.

Erlam, R and Sakui, K. (2006) Instructed Second Language AcquisitionCase Studies. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Education.

Insley, S. Vocabulary acquisition/learning, A summary of important points (unpublished notes by former TPDL Professional Director).

Newton, J. (2010). An introduction to the concept of intercultural language teaching and learning: A summary for teachers. (Based on Newton, J., Yater, E., Shearn, S. & Nowitzki, W.). Wellington: Ministry of Education. Available from www.educationcounts.govt.nz.

Jane and Dave Willis’s website has task-based lesson plans and information about Task-Based Language Teaching. http://www.willis-elt.co.uk/


Day 7 presentation by Dr Ai-Hsin Ho, 'Culturally rich tasks'

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