TITLE

A Case of CLIL Practice in the Turkish Context: Lending an ear to Students

AUTHOR(S)
Bozdoğan, Derya; Karlıdağ, Buket
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Asian EFL Journal;Dec2013, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Though CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) has not yet been extensively practiced in Turkey at all educational levels, it could be observed mainly at the higher education levels at some selected faculties of either state universities or private ones. This study explores the CLIL practice reflections by reporting the views of students at a state university. After data had been collected through semi-structured interviews, the findings were coded and categorized based on the principles of content analysis. The findings revealed that students considered instruction in English as a great advantage with feelings of success and self-confidence; on the other hand, students expressed that comprehension of the content in L2, specifically the terminology, was a big challenge. Additionally, they claimed that their course curricula are simpler than those in L1 as a result of CLIL practice. What's more, they feel no improvement but some regression in their productive skills after having had the one-year intensive program of preparatory courses. Content instructors could be suggested to cooperate with language teachers and be more aware of the students' language problems and seek linguistic advice.
ACCESSION #
93443134

 

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