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ERIC Number: EJ1152872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2011-6721
Phrasebook: a Way out for CLIL Teachers in Thailand
Kewara, Punwalai
Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, v10 n1 p49-73 Jan-Jun 2017
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an alternative approach for English teaching and learning that is in focus in Thailand today. Preparing Thai content teachers to confidently use English as a means of instruction in the English integrated classroom just as they do in the Thai monolingual classroom takes time and long-term financial investment. Creating a classroom language manual for mathematics teachers to promptly use is a way out for those professionals who struggle with language. This article aims to examine the possibility of providing prefabricated classroom language sentences to Thai content teachers who need language support in order to identify the appropriateness of the components of the manual and the language for classroom use, in order to create a motif of language support for other subjects. In addition, this paper aims to explore Thai mathematics teachers' perception toward the CLIL classroom. The phrasebook design was based on a unit of mathematics at the primary level for 25 Thai mathematics teachers to implement in their classes. The results revealed that the designed prefabricated phrasebook could be a way out. Prefabricated phrases should respond to the specification of mathematics concepts for each level. Ultimately, the CLIL concept should be clearly established for Thai content teachers to make CLIL classes effective and possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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