English linguistics (2007/2008)

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Name of lecturer
Paola Vettorel
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II semestre dal Feb 18, 2008 al May 31, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning methodology and approach, to its core topics and its development in Europe.


During the course we will discuss topics related to the CLIL approach, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. Aspects concerning the processes implied in learning a foreign language, classroom organization and CLIL lesson planning in different educational contexts will be taken into account.


Baetens Beardsmore (eds), European Models of Bilingual Education, Clevedon, Multilingual Matters, 2003.
Content and Language Integrated learning (CLIL) at School in Europe, Eurydice document, Eurydice, 2006 (available at http://www.eurydice.org)
Grenfell M. (ed), Modern Languages across the Curriculum, Routledge, London/New York, 2002.
Masih J., Learning through a Foreign Language: Models, Methods and Outcomes, London, CILT, 1999.

Additional Reading:
Coonan C.M., La Lingua straniera veicolare, Torino, UTET, 2002.
Coonan C.M., “Planning for CLIL”, in L’uso veicolare della lingua straniera in apprendimenti non linguistici, Torino, Ufficio Scolastico regionale per il Piemonte, 2003.
“Current Research on CLIL”, Special issue View[z] Vol. 15, No. 3, December 2006
Ricci Garotti, F., Il futuro si chiama CLIL, Trento, Provincia Autonoma di Trento/IPRASE del Trentino, 2006.
Serragiotto G., C.L.I.L. Apprendere insieme una lingua e contenuti non linguistici, Perugia, Guerra Ed., 2003.

Further reading advice will be given during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be in oral form. Possible investigation topics to be carried out at an individual level will be discussed during the course.

Teaching aids