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Teachers’ Conceptualization of Content and Integrated Learning (CLIL): evidence from a trilingual context

An article by NUGSE graduate and postdoctoral scholar Laura Karabassova, “Teachers' Conceptualization of Content and Integrated Learning (CLIL): evidence from a trilingual context” has just been published in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. This journal is an international, non-zero impact factor (1.765), peer-reviewed, influential journal in the field of bilingual and multilingual education.

It needs to be noted that teaching content subjects, such as Physics or History through another language brings with it challenges, conditioned by a low level of target language proficiency and the demanding nature of subject content itself. CLIL is an innovative and core approach which is aimed at safeguarding content matter knowledge being taught through L2 or L3, simultaneously supporting and developing language. The article examines how teachers, main implementers of the trilingual education reform in Kazakhstan, conceptualize CLIL and how they implement it in their classes. The papers is addressed for a wide range of readers, such as multilingual education and language specialists, master`s and Ph.D. students, teachers, professional development units, policy makers and curriculum developers.