This is an update of a previous post.
In one of my previous posts A Science Workshop in English I suggested the idea to offer “CLIL modules” on language and content, one or two hours per week.
The aim of these modules is to offer a "language shower" and to cover some basic aspects or sub-competences both in English and the chosen subject: it is to say a “short-term high-intensity exposure"!
The following Power Point, made in one of my science module class, was done taking benefit of the research project done in L1 and L2*.
We used the English language as a reinforcement of the content, transferring cognitive processes between languages and as a communicative gateway to explain other students and parents the work done in the school.
And here you are a snippet of the presentation in front of the class:
In addition to language, you can do many things in English, even scientific, natural or social content.
Classroom life is an important source for topics in any area: children find animals (insects or arachnids) in the playground or bring a drawing of an old Egyptian cryptogram or a photo of a castle… Every single thing can be the flash point for a new project or research.
This is a multidisciplinary challenge!