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Bernal Castañeda, Sergio – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
This article aims to show and explain the growing motivational, personal or affective difficulties that unemployed adult learners are currently facing in the English subject when they decide to retake their education in age-diverse Vocational Training Programs in the Spanish educational system. The results presented in this article are based on a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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Ferrer, Erica; Pérez, Yuddy – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
Program evaluation is a process of carefully collecting information in order to make informed decisions to strengthen specific components of a given program. The type of evaluation an institution decides to undertake depends on the purpose as well as on the information the institution wants to find out about its program. Self-evaluation represents…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kewara, Punwalai – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 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…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Keogh, Conor – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
For language learners of this generation, the smart phone represents a key cultural artefact that complements the learning process. Instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp are widely used in personal, professional and, increasingly, academic circles to maintain constant contact among friends, colleagues, or classmates. This study seeks to…
Descriptors: Computer Software, International Relations, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Toh, Glenn – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Japanese universities have lately begun to teach academic content in English instead of Japanese. In this article, I examine curricular and ideological issues related to having English as a medium of instruction (EMI) at a Japanese university before examining their links to larger cultural-political forces in Japan, including neoconservative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Corrales, Kathleen Anne; Paba Rey, Lourdes A.; Santiago Escamilla, Nazira – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Internationalization of higher education aims to develop foreign language and intercultural and international competences (IIC). To achieve this, universities worldwide have implemented strategies such as teaching content subjects in English, also known as English mediated instruction (EMI). However, there is scant research on the positive and…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Arribas, Mario – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
CLIL keeps on gaining ground in the European educational context, one clear example is Spain, where the number of schools adopting this methodology has kept growing exponentially in recent years. The present study has a dual perspective looking at the motivation of students towards English and CLIL and showing students' receptive vocabulary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Cinganotto, Letizia – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) was introduced in the Italian school system in 2003 through a Reform Law, which made it mandatory for upper secondary schools. This paper is aimed at describing the most important steps of this innovation, with the relevant implications for policymakers, teachers and students. Italy's CLIL mandate is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Integrated Activities, Educational Change
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Ouazizi, Khalid – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
This paper investigates the effects of Content and Language Integrated Learning, CLIL for short, on both the attainment of the subject matter, mathematics in our case, hence the content aspect of CLIL. The second axes of research focuses on the effect of CLIL on the learners' proficiency vis-à-vis the language of instruction, epitomized here by…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Mathematics Tests
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Ghaedrahmat, Mahdi; Alavi Nia, Parviz; Biria, Reza – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
This pragmatic study investigated the speech act of thanking as used by non-native speakers of English. The study was an attempt to find whether the pragmatic awareness of Iranian EFL learners could be improved through explicit instruction of the structure of the speech act of "Thanking". In fact, this study aimed to find out if there…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lopez-Medina, Beatriz – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
In the last decades, the number of bilingual schools in Europe has increased significantly. Most of these schools implement Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology in their teaching and, consequently, there is a demand for new and appropriate materials for each content subject taught through a foreign language: new textbooks…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Check Lists, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Banegas, Darío Luis – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a Europe-born approach. Nevertheless, CLIL as a language learning approach has been implemented in Latin America in different ways and models: content-driven models and language-driven models. As regards the latter, new school curricula demand that CLIL be used in secondary education in Argentina…
Descriptors: Material Development, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Alexandra, Pineda-Puerta – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
The Ministry of education in Colombia set a policy for higher education in which graduates should achieve an intermediate proficiency level (B1) in another language; and by 2025 it expects that they leave college with an upper intermediate level (B2). This report deals with a private college that attempts to participate in the policy, yet the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Gierlinger, Erwin Maria; Wagner, Thomas Arno – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
One crucial aspect of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)-based foreign language learning in instructional settings is vocabulary growth. As a consequence, research should be interested in how CLIL fosters vocabulary learning. Noticing an apparent shortage of data-driven quantitative research on vocabulary growth in this field of CLIL…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Yang, Wenhsien – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
In 2011, Taiwan's Ministry of Education conducted a national-scale appraisal of 92 CLIL programmes. However, we lack an effective model for examining by precisely how much improvement in the quality of the CLIL programmes will rise as a consequence of the increased language proficiency and the acquisition of disciplinary knowledge. To gain greater…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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