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Research Paper | Education Management | Spain | Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019
A CLIL Approach: Evolution and Current Situation in Europe and in Spain
Maria Luisa Renau Renau | Sonia Mas Marti
Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to analyse the CLIL situation and its evolution. The ability to communicate appropriately in English has become a vital requirement in society. Therefore, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an effective option to achieve this objective, because it improves students’ competence in English skills. This methodology not only focuses on the structures, but also on different contexts and situations, considering the language as a tool of communication. The first part of the research is an introduction about what CLIL is and its main practice and evolution. The second section comprises the CLIL situation in different parts of Europe. After that, the paper focuses on the CLIL development in Spain, comparing its implementation in the monolingual communities and the bilingual communities. The last part of the paper is and interview with a relevant researcher in order to know her experiences and opinions about CLIL.
Keywords: LIL approach, plurilingualism, language teaching, CLIL programmes, methodology
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019,
Pages: 1110 - 1119