Content and Language Integrated Learning

Content and Language Integrated Learning is an educational practice that enjoys widespread and increasing popularity in many parts of the world and at all levels of education (primary, secondary and tertiary).

Research conducted at our department has focused on classrooms where the teaching and learning of curricular content happens in and through foreign or second languages, particularly from a discourse-pragmatic perspective. A number of MA and PhD theses under the supervision of Prof Christiane Dalton Puffer and Prof Ute Smit have been completed or are currently being written. For examples, consult the E-theses database and the archive of VIEWS. Books and articles resulting from our CLIL research are available internationally.
We coordinate the international Research Network of the AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics) on "CLIL and Immersion Education".