other learning areas are seen as taking up very different pedagogical spaces. This paper will open up a discussion on the possible benefits of having a more unified view of teaching about language across all learning areas, where teachers share a common meta-language and share the responsibility for teaching about language under a coherent and systematic framework. This paper will focus on the work of Rosa Valente, a teacher of Italian at a small primary school in Adelaide, South Australia. Over the last five years, Rosa has developed a very strong Italian program at the school and has achieved outstanding results with her students by implementing an explicit pedagogy underpinned by a systemic functional linguistics (sfl) meta-language. This work builds on the Spencer Foundation research project undertaken some years ago in which the teachers grappled with the issue of introducing an sfl metalanguage across Italian and subject English, a task complicated by the absence of a theoretical description of sfl for Italian The presentation will outline the creative solutions to that dilemma as well as the successful outcomes of Rosaâ€™s work in the classroom. It will also demonstrate how having a common meta-language across all subject areas can benefit schools looking to address literacy more systematically across the curriculum.
Jenny Denman, Rick de Graff & Erik van Schooten Friday 16:00, Room 2
CLIL in Junior Vocational Education and the Model of Planned Behavior Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences University of Utrecht Rotterdam University of Professional Education and University of Amsterdam This presentation reports on a research project exploring the effects of junior vocational bilingual programs (CLIL) on L2 and L1 proficiency and on results in other school subjects. Bilingual education and CLIL programs for this (lowersecondary) population are a relatively recent development in the Netherlands, as compared to bilingual/CLIL streams for higher-achieving secondary pupils. The junior vocational population, however, is non-elite and lower-performing. This research project explores the effects of CLIL on both language proficiency and attitudes towards learning English. Attitude measurement is particularly relevant in a study of a lower-achieving adolescent population. This longitudinal quasi-experimental research project involves several measurements to ascertain the degree to which CLIL influences language and 33
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