ConCLIL: Language and content integration: towards a conceptual framework

Responsible researcher: Tarja Nikula

Researcher team: Kristiina Skinnari, Teppo Jakonen & Eveliina Bovellan (University of Jyväskylä), Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Ute Smit & Angela Berger (Universität Wien), Ana Llinares (Universidad Autónoma deMadrid), Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense Madrid), Tom Morton (Birkbeck , University of London), Francisco Lorenzo & Pat Moore (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Richard Barwell (University of Ottawa), Julia Hüttner (University of Southampton)

Duration: 2011–2014

Funding: Academy of Finland


Although content and language integrated learning (CLIL) classrooms form a context extensively studied, research syntheses are called for. They are difficult to arrive at, however, because instead of being a uniform model, the forms of implementation of CLIL as well as the aims set for it vary considerably across contexts. This project started from the premise that syntheses may be possible at conceptual level, based on the increasing research-based understanding of the ways in which CLIL challenges the often taken-for-granted notions of what language, content and their integration mean.


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