Title: CLIL instruction in online interactive multimedia: a case study of Polish middle school learners of English
Authors: Jarosław Krajka; Zbigniew P. Możejko; Agnieszka Gadomska
Addresses: Division of Applied Linguistics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Ul. J. Sowińskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland ' Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Ul. Nowy Świat 4, 00-497 Warsaw, Poland ' University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland
Abstract: Integration of foreign language instruction and content learning has become the reality of a number of learning contexts. The phenomenon of content and language-integrated learning (CLIL) is becoming more and more widespread, though, at the same time, it finds its different realisations. However, there is still a need for language teaching materials that would be designed according to sound pedagogical principles, be appealing to adolescent learners and effective in terms of the integration of language and content. The aim of the present paper is to discuss the application of e-learning materials development in addressing diverse competences of middle school learners. After the literature review into the characteristics of CLIL and the elaboration on possible models of designing content-rich e-learning sequences, evaluation data of E-Academy of the Future, an innovative multimedia-assisted learning project, will be provided to substantiate the claims made.
Keywords: content and language-integrated learning; CLIL; EFL; English as a foreign language; e-learning; ICT; lifelong learning; online interactive multimedia; case study; Poland; middle schools; English language learning; electronic learning; online learning; content learning; adolescents.
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2016 Vol.26 No.2, pp.168 - 182
Received: 17 Apr 2015
Accepted: 30 Sep 2015
Published online: 21 Apr 2016 *