Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 9. Number 1. March 2018                                              Pp. 121-133
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol9no1.9

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CLIL: Content based Instructional Approach to Second Language Pedagogy 

Muhammad Afzal Awan
ELI, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Aslam Sipra
JCC, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

Abstract:
The present paper accentuates the need for innovation in pedagogical theory and practice of the day. It elucidates the linguistic dilemma of the present times and identifies space for bilingualism and pluriculturalism. To make the readers acquainted with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), the authors corroborate the detailed theoretical framework by establishing links with growing trends of cross continent migration, rising globalisation and expansion of multicultural and multiethnic contexts in the educational arena. A brief prehistory of CLIL has also been explored to justify its birth in helping out the linguists and educationists in Europe and beyond. The paper delineates the theory of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) diagrammatically employing content, cognition and communication in a linguistic culture. It explicates the various nomenclatures, dimensions, functions and the developmental stages of CLIL pedagogy at the dawn of the new millennium. After exploring the theoretical, functional and futuristic facets of CLIL, it is concluded that CLIL is an apt, economical and timely framework of bringing diverse cultures and languages closer to one another and can help build cosmopolitan identity of learners in the Knowledge Age.
Key WordsBilingualism, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), pedagogy, learners’ identity, linguistic harmony, multiculturalism, pluriculturalism 

Cite as:  Awan, M. A., & Sipra, M. A. (2018). CLIL: Content based Instructional Approach to Second Language Pedagogy.
Arab World English Journal, 9(1).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol9no1.9

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Muhammad Afzal Awan holds Masters in Second Language Education from Ontario Institute
for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He is a Faculty at English Language Institute
(ELI), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA. He is interested in bilingualism, CLIL, and SCT.