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PUBLIC LECTURE- A multi-sited policy perspective on CLIL

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Distinguished Visitor: Professor Tarja Nikula, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


A multi-sited policy perspective on CLIL


This lecture will outline a multi-sited policy perspective on content and language integrated learning (CLIL). This means that CLIL realization is dependent on policy processes that, rather than linear and hierarchical, are fluctuating and multi-sited, that is, simultaneously taking place at different levels, be they national, local, institution-based or pertaining to classrooms as sites for policy choices.

More specifically, the lecture will describe a three-perspectival approach to content and language integration that highlights the importance of curriculum level decisions, the role of classroom practices and of participant beliefs for its successful implementation.

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Prof Tarja Nikula is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) at the University of Jyväskylä. She was a founding member and co-convener of AILA Research Network CLIL & Immersion Classrooms: Applied Linguistic Perspectives (2006-2011).Her research specialisms include classroom discourse, content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and foreign language learning and teaching, discourse-pragmatics and subject-specific language. She publishes widely in international journals and has most recently co-edited Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (2016).

The event will be followed by a wine reception.

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