CLIL and immersion

Three girls, aged around 7, engaged in craft actitivies

In view of the increased popularity of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approaches, it is perhaps surprising that there appears to be little consensus about what the term actually means, and how it differs from similar approaches like bilingual education, immersion, English Medium Instruction etc. The fact that much of the discourse about the …

Conversations with a purpose: Reflecting on interviewing in EFL research

Audio recorder and notes

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Doing Classroom-Based Research

Last Saturday, Anita Lämmerer and I had the privilege to facilitate a workshop in the ELT Connect 2015 conference that was  jointly organised by the Sprachausbildung and the Fachdidaktik sections of the Institut für Anglistik, University of Graz. In our workshop, which was entitled Exploring Practice through Classroom-Based Research, we made the case for practitioner-led research, …