CLIL to make primary pupils click for languages: Lessons from Hackney

Abstract

In this paper, we provide a brief overview of the Primary Languages landscape in England and highlighted the issues it is facing. We present the best practice case of Hackney Education with special attention to its recent CLIL developments. We argue that a CLIL approach has the potential of addressing the challenges of implementing the national MFL entitlement at primary level by reducing the timetabling constraints, expanding the teacher pool, and adapting to children’s cognitive development. Indeed, the delivery of disciplinary contents in another language maximises language input without extra pressure on the timetable. This format can also help address the shortage of qualified language teachers by extending the delivery of primary languages to non-specialist teachers, supported by specialists providing scheme of work, upskilling and contributing to delivery. Finally, the CLIL approach fits the cognitive development – as identified by the RiPL project - of primary school pupils who learn implicitly, by being immersed in the language and using it.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6811466
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > English Languages and Applied Linguistics
Additional Information: Copyright © 2022, the authors. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence (CC BY 4.0): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL),Reseearch in Primary Languages (RiPL)
ISBN: 9783985540471, 9783961103898
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 07:54
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2023 16:35
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Related URLs: https://zenodo. ... /record/6811466 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Published Date: 2022
Authors: Labeau, Emmanuelle (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0041-8023)
Tola Rego, Raquel

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