¿Por qué bilingüismo?
AICOLE o Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lengua Extranjera (Educación Bilingüe)
"AICLE/AICOLE hace referencia a las situaciones en las que las materias o parte de las materias se enseñan a través de una lengua extranjera con un objetivo doble, el aprendizaje de contenidos y el aprendizaje simultaneo de una lengua extranjera. " (Marsh, 1994).
This approach involves learning subjects such as history, geography or others, through an additional language. It can be very successful in enhancing the learning of languages and other subjects, and developing in the youngsters a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards themselves as language learners. (Marsh, 2000)
- Knowledge of the language becomes the means of learning content
- Language is integrated into the broad curriculum
- Learning is improved through increased motivation and the study of natural language seen in context. When learners are interested in a topic they are motivated to acquire language to communicate
- CLIL is based on language acquisition rather than enforced learning
- Language is seen in real-life situations in which students can acquire the language. This is natural language development which builds on other forms of learning
- CLIL is long-term learning. Students become academically proficient in English after 5-7 years in a good bilingual programme
- Fluency is more important than accuracy and errors are a natural part of language learning. Learners develop fluency in English by using English to communicate for a variety of purposes
- Reading is the essential skill.
CLIL helps to:
-Introduce the wider cultural context
-Prepare for internationalisation
-Improve overall and sepecific language competence
-Prepare for future studies / working life
-Develop multibilingual interests and attitudes
-Diversity methods and forms of classroom teaching methods
-Increase learner motivation