TESOL France - Spring Event
On June 4th, Alan Mackenzie presented at the TESOL France Spring Day event in Paris. TransformELT was particularly interested in supporting this first face-to-face event in three years because of the focus on ESP, EAP, EMI, content-based learning and CLIL. Alan’s presentation on CLIL Essentials explored the way in which these are all related. He then took a deep dive into the essential elements of CLIL methodology. Looking at information gaps, subject-specific language, the grammatico-lexical continuum, scaffolding, and integrating thinking skills among others, he explored through the workshop how all of the put content first and help provide the language learners’ need to be able to communicate the subject they are studying. Examples were drawn from previous CLIL courses he has run in Kazakhstan, Iles de France and with the French discipline non-linguistique teachers from across the country.