“It’s the Same World through Different Eyes”: A CLIL Project for EFL Young Learners.

Eleni Korosidou, Eleni Griva

Abstract


This paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of a  project entitled "It's the same world through different eyes", which was based on the principles of Content and Language Integrated  Learning (CLIL) approach  and  was piloted with 4th primary school grade students. More specifically, we employed a dual-focused approach, focusing equally on English language and content development. For the purpose of the project, we designed a mini-syllabus with the stories being at the core of the design. The objectives of the project were to: a) develop the students’ skills in EFL, b) develop their sensitivity towards diversity, c)enhance their citizenship awareness. Students were provided with opportunities to express themselves verbally and non-verbally, and participate in a variety of creative activities in a multimodal teaching context. The findings of project evaluation indicated students’ improvement regarding both their receptive and productive skills in the target language, and the development of children’s citizenship awareness and their sensitivity towards diversity.


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Foreign Language learning; storytelling; task-based context; CLIL

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