CLIL experiences with English as a medium of instruction are becoming commonplace in the Basque Autonomous Community. In fact, the number of schools offering curriculum subjects in English is increasing (Alonso et al. 2008; Elortza and Muñoa, 2008; Ruiz de Zarobe and Lasagabaster, 2010). Consequently, teacher training colleges should prepare future-teachers to fulfill these requirements. Moreover, as Coyle et al. (2010) claim it is important that teachers have CLIL experiences themselves before entering the profession. In the same vein, the importance of motivation and attitudes towards languages has been intensified in recent years. Thus, considering that attitudes have become essential variables in the process of language learning, the aim of this paper is to analyze Infant Teacher Education students’ attitudes towards English. The participants in the study are 87 first year students who are going to be involved in a CLIL experience. As research is still ongoing, findings from the preliminary stage; that is to say, beginning of the academic year, will be presented in this paper. References Alonso, E., Grisaleña, J. and Campo, A. (2008). Plurilingual Education in Secondary Schools: Analysis of Results, International CLIL Research Journal, 1 (1) 36-49. Coyle, D.; Hood, P. and Marsh, D. (2010). CLIL. Content and Language Integrated Learning. Cambridge: CUP. Elorza, I. and Muñoa, I. (2008). Promoting the minority language through integrated plurilingual language planning: The case of the ikastolas. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 21, 85–101. Lasagabaster, D. and Ruiz de Zarobe, Y. (eds.) (2010). CLIL in Spain: Implementation, Results and Teacher Training. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
Teppo Jakonen & Tom Morton
Saturday 9:30, Room 3
Resolving Knowledge Gaps in Small Group Interaction in a CLIL Classroom University of Jyväskylä Birkbeck, University of London Conversation analytic work in epistemics is concerned with how participants in interaction use a range of semiotic resources to position themselves and others in terms of who knows what, and their relative access, rights and obligations in terms 43
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