WINDOWS ON CLIL
Bilingual and multilingual education have, for decades, played an important role in European education. Yet, since the advent of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in 1994, the speed at which this form of bilingual education has spread across Europe has surprised even its most ardent of advocates. This rapid spread has had a major impact on the European educational landscape since first reported on a country-by-country basis in Teaching Content in a Foreign Language (European Platform, 1996).
'Windows on CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning in the European spotlight' provides insight into how CLIL is being carried out in 20 European countries. Complementing the national profiles reported in Content and Language Integrated Learning in Schools in Europe (Eurydice, 2006), the authors describe various attributes of good practice as found in their specific contexts. This involves focus on the linguistic situation of the respective country, the local 'history' of CLIL, general associated political and educational factors, types of CLIL models applied, and curriculum development and certification. This publication is the result of cooperation between the European Platform for Dutch Education and the Council of Europe's European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz, within the framework of the ECML's 2nd medium-term programme 2004-2007, Languages for Social Cohesion.