Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Modern cultural, literary and linguistic perspectives

Lászlóné Kántor: Course Material Adaptation for Content and Language Integrated Learning


DOI 10.51313/alumni-2020-7


Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) – as a form of education when students learn non-language subjects in an additional language – had already existed in ancient times, but the term itself was adopted in 1994. The driving force behind its development in Europe was the birth of the European Union. If European citizens want to enjoy the benefits of an integrated Europe, they need to be able to communicate at least in one foreign language. According to the European Commission, CLIL is one of the innovative methods capable of improving the quality of language teaching. One of the obstacles to the general implementation of CLIL was initially the lack of appropriate teaching materials. It was examined whether there is adequate course material available for teaching first aid in English. The document analysis revealed that there is no suitable course material. A five-hour first aid course was held for Grade 8 students at three bilingual primary schools in Budapest. To do this, an introductory, a theoretical, a practical, a summary, and an assessment lesson were developed. This article presents the steps of course material development for Content and Language Integrated Learning and illustrates it with practical examples.


Keywords: CLIL, course material adaptation, first aid, 4Cs framework, language triptych

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