In a recent discussion on ONE- Stop English (http://www.onestopenglish.com/is-there-a-risk-that-clil-will-erode-the-quality-of-english-language-education/500993.article) the question was asked if there was a risk that CLIL would erode the quality of English language education? One of the teachers replied, “Yes, I believe so. I can’t see how some CLIL training of subject teachers can ever make language teachers out of them. If English is only taught through CLIL in the future, there is a serious risk that the level of knowledge of English will begin to slide”.
Compare this to what an Austrian school inspector said to me recently, “If this CLIL works out nicely we do not need EFL classes anymore and could maybe shift resources to team-teaching CLIL classes, killing two birds with one stone, so-to-speak”. (Telling me that was strictly off the record or the English teachers would kill himJ).
So, where do you stand?