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About erwingierlinger

I am a teacher trainer at the University of Education of Upper-Austria in Austria

Presentation at EUROSLA 24

Below find an extended summary of the talk that my colleague Thomas Wagner and I gave at the EUROSLA24 conference in York in September 2014. The summary is followed by a link to the most important slides. Language growth in … Continue reading

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CLIL – quo vadis?

Based on my personal experiences with CLIL (talks, reading, observation, teching, etc) I would like to propose some food for thought,  Denkanstösse, estimulo about CLIL. Most of the quotes (of course, minus  mine :)) can be found in: Dwight Atkinson … Continue reading

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Andalusian CLIL: Does the private school sector siphon off all the motivated/well-trained CLIL teachers?

According to an article in the February 1 edition of the ELGazette, p. 13,  http://mag.digitalpc.co.uk/Olive/ODE/ELGAZETTE/ , Anthony Bruton raises his doubts on the efficacy of CLIL (and EFL)  in Andalusia and one of the reasons for this is – I venture … Continue reading

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CLIL – a difficult challenge?

David Graddol, the author of English Next, has said of CLIL: ‘there is a potentially large downside to it. In many countries they just don’t seem to be equipped to implement CLIL. When it works, it works extraordinarily well, but … Continue reading

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CLIL and FLT: Two uneasy bedfellows?

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 … Continue reading

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