Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 12 | ARTICLE

Title: CLIL VS ENGLISH AS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION: THE PORTUGUESE HIGHER EDUCATION POLYTECHNIC CONTEXT

Author: Margarida Morgado (marg.morgado@ipcb.pt)* | Margarida Coelho (margco@estgp.pt )**
* MA, PhD, Coordinating professor of English cultural studies and director of the Language Centre at the Higher School of Education, Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute. Researcher in child studies, children’s literature and intercultural education in connection with foreign language education (English). ** MA,, English and Translation Studies senior lecturer at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Vice-President of the Department of Management and Social Sciences and Coordinator of the Languages and Culture Centre of the Institute.
Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 12

Abstract:
This review paper purports to review Higher Education experiments that use ‘English as a medium of instruction’ (EMI) and ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning’ (CLIL) approaches in several countries across the world. It addresses non-native English speaking contexts to explore differences, specific problems encountered, and effective strategies used, that might be transferable to the Portuguese Higher Education context. Experiments with CLIL and with EMI will be mainly analyzed as to how they essentially differ in relation to basic educational and methodological approach, as well as to strategies for coping with instruction in and through English. As a conclusion, this paper aims at issuing some recommendations on how to implement the learning and teaching of English into Portuguese Polytechnic Higher Education curricula, practice, and research.

Keywords: CLIL, Portugal, methodology, strategies, teaching of English in higher education




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