discuss the concept of language integration

While doing this they have to activate their world and language knowledge stores, they have to infer meanings, they have to elaborate on what their interlocutor says. Hallet 1998), it is a pedagogical principle, however, in primary schools. This is documented, for example, by research on migrant workers who have often spent long periods of time in another country without having acquired even a rudimentary knowledge of the other language. They add authenticity to it; one could even go so far as to say that content subjects enforce group work in the classroom. 0000123267 00000 n The four macroskills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) are all part of normal language proficiency and use. The following statements are related to six key concepts of second-language acquisition. Conditions, processes, and outcomes”. This has, of course, something to do with a lack of the linguistic competence necessary to teach one’s own academic subject in another language. Only interaction of a conversational type has been analysed in this research. Language learning is often central to such debates of course, but migrants themselves are rarely heard. Language is learnt when, during the comprehension process, learners are trying to make sense of what they read or listen to. Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition. Profiling European CLIL Classrooms:Languages Open Doors. Language and integration in early primary school : A qualitative study where teachers in the early primary school discuss and reflect the concept and importance of language and integration based on the pupils development . & R.S. When I started learning concepts of programming languages, I didn’t know any such thing as the basics.I just knew the basics of A+ and Network+. form of integration. 41It is thus the active manipulation of language integrated in content during the construction process which makes language learning possible. Such a proposal is not entirely new: in a number of schools in Europe content and language integrated learning has been introduced as a way of promoting multilingualism, and in a few universities at least some modules of certain academic subjects – like economics or information technology – are taught in a foreign language. In the following I will try to discuss some of my own assumptions which are embedded in Second Language Acquisition Research but more in Constructivist Learning Theory and pedagogy. SLA theory and content and language integrated learning, 3. Le contenu doit être compris non seulement comme pouvant faire référence à un contexte quotidien ou même culturel spécifique mais aussi comme pouvant viser, à un niveau élevé, certains sujets enseignés au cours des études, depuis le cycle primaire jusqu’à l’enseignement supérieur ou dans un cadre professionnel. Discourse and Language Education. 17Apart from Germany curricula developed by educational authorities do not exist. This is why exposure time can be higher for both learning components (language and content) than it could be if they were taught in isolation. 11The number of primary schools in Europe which have adopted some kind of CLIL approach is surprisingly high. Because all language obeys a set of combinatory rules, we can communicate an infinite number of concepts. How do people from different groups in society come together? Marsch, D., B. Marsland & K. Stenberg. 38All constructivists whether radical or more moderate emphasise that human cognition and human learning are constructive operations which the learner organises and carries out autonomously. Il est également vice-président de AILA, ex-président de GAAL (l’association allemande de linguistique appliquée) et consultant pour plusieurs agences nationales et internationales en charge d’harmoniser les politiques d’enseignement des langues. Regional Integration in Africa Trudi Hartzenberg Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa (tralac) Manuscript date: October 2011 Disclaimer: This is a working paper, and hence it represents research in progress. We mean that the whole of the world is increasingly behaving as though it were a part of a single market, with interdependent production, consuming similar goods, and responding to the same impulses. The issues dealt with are human comprehension, interaction, input and learning. Disciplines such as language, mathematics and science, nurture parts of each person. In a secondary classroom, they say, learners are exposed to the language six to seven hours a week instead of three to four hours in a normal language classroom: they make use of the foreign language more frequently and thus internalise it more quickly and more deeply. 23To find an explanation for this clearly established fact adherents of CLIL claim that it is exposure time which makes all the difference. Clark, H. H. 1996. Henry Sweet, an English phonetician and language scholar, stated: “Language is the expression of ideas by means of speech-sounds combined into words. To make this claim more transparent we have to look at another discipline, constructivism and constructivist psychology. In a program using Spanish and English as languages of instruction, for example, lessons which incorporate English and math instruction for the Spanish speaker and science and Spanish for the English speaker provide both language and concept development. Words are combined into sentences, this combination answering to that of ideas into thoughts.” Let us describe their typical methodological features, what learners and teachers do in such a classroom. Learners learn language and content in the CLIL classroom more successfully because they are more involved in content. 0000163350 00000 n Integrating Social Studies and Language Arts; Integrating Sociological Theory and Research in Europe; Integrating Sound Level Meter; Integrating sphere; Hallet, W. 1998. theories about language, the 1970s and 1980s ushered in humanistic approaches to language pedagogy in North America and in Europe. 0000002609 00000 n language for nation-building and integration through education. Even the most plausible approach to SLA theory, the interactionist position, is not able to fully explain why learners in a CLIL classroom learn language, and especially why they learn language better than in an ordinary classroom. 0000009112 00000 n In Platt & Brooks’ paper it is argued that task engagement plays an important role in the language learning process. 0000009563 00000 n SCT believes that language can be acquired easily by allowing the students to socialize and interact either with other learners or with the speakers of the language they are learning. As we all know, this is often the case in instructed language learning in school or university, where learners believe that in monotonously working through formal exercises they will learn language. The concept of language across the curriculum is one route for implementing a curricular integration (Chamot & O'Malley, 1994). 1972. But common to all of these classrooms is the constant use of the foreign language in the classroom both in its oral and in its written form, in its receptive as well as in its productive mode. Getting Started with English Language Learners. It is here that input or content comes in. What is social integration? Children have separate language classes, both in the mother-tongue and in the foreign language, and content areas are taught half in German and half in the other language. 0000003268 00000 n Suffice it to say that the scant research which has already been done on CLIL has shown that both language and content subject learning benefit enormously from such a methodological set-up. 2 Chapter 1 • Principles of Integrated Language Teaching and Learning Activity-based teaching and learning focuses on what learners bring to the classroom and the active role that learners play in the language acquisition process. Applied Linguistics 4, 126-41. Primary CLIL schools mainly exist in bilingual border regions, in France for example in Alsace, in Italy in Southern Tyrol or in the Aosta Valley. Interactionists claim that this takes place through negotiation of meaning. 36Thus, social constructivists can convincingly explain comprehension processes as being embedded in interactional contexts; cognitive psychologists have developed a framework for explaining individual comprehension processes: only both approaches taken together can explain comprehension as such. History. 0000003127 00000 n In traditional language classrooms all learning content is pre-defined, simplified and graded. 35In social constructivism, the locus of the process of construction and of comprehension is shifted from the inside, i.e. 49There can be no doubt that CLIL is a very important new paradigm in language teaching which is worthwhile to try out even in tertiary environments. By Alexandra Elise Johansson Kristensen. Conglomerate integration. The main types of integration are: Backward vertical integration. (Lock, 1947, p. 65). 1There can be no doubt that in recent years language learning and teaching has become a much debated educational issue all over Europe. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 43-83. 20I cannot go into more detail here with respect to the importance of a CLIL approach in the context of promoting language and content subject competence. 8There are at least three points which are essential in the context of this general definition. Il s’agit donc de savoir si cette approche, qui n’est pas nouvelle (cf. From what we know now about content subject learning in a foreign language we understand that learners learn better and are more motivated than those in traditional content subject classrooms. The most frequently used languages are English and French, German ranking third. that they are the medium of instruction. 47In such a classroom the only accepted social form of learning should be group work. In almost all countries the general principle underlying curriculum development is that learners having learnt content through the foreign language are expected to know as much about the content subject as learners in a mother-tongue course. English is not a foreign language any more, it has become a key qualification for everyone. First, let me discuss the concept of integration because it leads to individuation. 33It is understandable that I cannot deal with constructivism in any detail here: I will just pick out some issues which are related to the key features of CLIL and thus important for my arguments. Together they set up a kind of learning laboratory in which they experiment and do research and thus deal with their learning content in a motivating way. It is our ability to communicate through words that makes us different from animals. Similarly, at tertiary level the content of the language course, when related to the academic subject studied, is more significant to the student than the everyday content of the typical course textbook. 0000015216 00000 n theories about language, the 1970s and 1980s ushered in humanistic approaches to language pedagogy in North America and in Europe. Language is both content and medium in the CLIL classroom. The third and central part of my paper is devoted to cognitive psychology and constructivism as learning theories and as pedagogical approaches. Comprehension is a highly active constructive process, and it is here that the key to language learning lies. 0000176682 00000 n Supply chain integration occurs when multiple firms in a supply chain coordinate their activities and processes so that they are seamlessly linked to one another in the attempt to satisfy customers. We still don’t know yet, however, why this is the case. Learners rapidly gain a true picture of the richness and complexity of the English language as employed for communication. Later on, in the development of the theory, a more far-reaching argument was added. It tries: rst, to observe languages and to describe them accurately, then, to nd generalizations within what has been described, 0000164087 00000 n It is also the medium through which the language taught is the vehicle to integrate les travaux d’Harold Palmer au début du siècle dernier et ce qui existe déjà dans de nombreuses écoles en Europe), est réalisable et efficace en termes d’économie de temps, en termes d’acquisition de la langue cible et des contenus, et si elle a des répercussions sur la nature même des contenus abordés et des pratiques linguistiques choisies. Teachers often integrate history, geography, economics, and government in an intradisciplinary social studies program. ���T�8$���ڴ Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä. integration into current educational approaches. h�b```b``d`c``ocb@ !�;��@��dgX�ܐ�p�������A��F��C}3��� � �@�e2ow3|m��#~��k����~�E���Q��K�Wo����^,r��5�s� 0000005262 00000 n If content and language are learnt and taught in integration and not in isolation the time available for the teaching/learning process of a content subject and a foreign language doubles; length of study time both for language and content subject can thus be reduced considerably, and as a consequence, more languages can be introduced into the curriculum. 43The focus on input relevant for the learner in the CLIL classroom provides an answer to both of my first two questions. Schools of cognitive psychology differ according to the importance they ascribe to the incoming stimuli and to the available knowledge in the construction process. In the language of forms, this is asserting that any one-dimensional form f(x)dx Defining Contructivism _____ (The mind can) "put together those ideas it has, and make new complex ones." to develop contextually relevant standards (e.g., Integrating EFL Standards into Chinese Classroom Settings series; see Gu, Hughes, Murphey, Robbins, Zemach, & Zhang, 2006). They are triggered off by the more academic learning content. Content and Language Integrated Learning and Content-Based Instruction Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a methodology that enhances not only autonomy but also motivation (Dalton-Puffer, 2012;Grabbe & Stoller, 1997; Madrid & Madrid, 2014). of the concept of political integration and its activating, from the perspective of the theory of neofunctionalism. Christ, H. 2000. Fatiha Guessabi argues that culture is a language in itself Language always carries meanings and references beyond itself: The meanings of a particular language represent the culture of a particular social group. 18It is interesting to note that in tertiary education it is mainly vocational schools which have opted for teaching content through a foreign language. From another perspective the levels-of-processing theory emphasizes the importance of looking at comprehension as an active and constructive process. First, the approach can be adapted to all levels of language teaching: primary, secondary and tertiary, for all curricula include academic content; primary curricula on a very basic level (social sciences, natural sciences, arts), secondary curricula more specifically in content subjects (history, geography, mathematics), and tertiary curricula are characterised by the fact that the content of the students’ disciplines (Information Technology, Physics, Engineering, Sociology, Arts, Design) can at least partially be introduced into their language studies. 0000013451 00000 n Abstract. These questions concern psychological aspects of the learning process. They also underline that the results of learning processes are different for each learner, because learners during their construction processes makes use of their individual subjective knowledge. 0000006564 00000 n This leads me to my last point, the organisation of a learning environment in which the potential of CLIL can be used to its full extent. Language has a vital role in children’s development. 6Before looking at content and language integrated learning from a learning theoretical and a pedagogical angle, I would like to present this approach in some more detail and relate it to the different levels of the educational process. Rather than letting each individual function exist in its own silo, supply chain integration brings these disparate functions together in such a way as to promote collaboration and decrease disconnect. 146 0 obj <>stream Supply chain integrationis the process of creating cohesion and increasing connectivity throughout the entire value chain, from procurement to production planning to logistics. Already in 1972 Craik & Lockhart developed a model of human memory which is characterised by three important points: (1) Depth of processing of an item is an important concept with respect to retaining this item in memory. But still, the few examples known show that CLIL is an interesting approach even at tertiary level. – Native speakers of any language intuitively know which sequences of speech sounds Research data come almost exclusively from contexts in which the target language of the learner is also the majority language of the country. A good example of this is seriation. Define integration. Praxis des Neusprachlichen Unterrichts 45, 115-125. Integration is a way of adding slices to find the whole. Language enables the children to explore and explain their world, to obtain new experience, and to add depth to their knowledge which is already grasped (Ministry of education, 2007). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. 0000169915 00000 n Constructivism and content and language integrated learning, 3.1. 0000065184 00000 n Craik, F.I.M. Integrating Competencies for Working Life. to be able to look at one’s own academic subject from different perspectives). 0000156769 00000 n It is reduced to fairly stereotypical sequences of everyday life. The last part of my paper will deal with the third question: I will try to show what a classroom in which learners learn content and language in integration should look like. But this is not the intention of this approach, which is geared towards content learning as much as towards language learning. In sociology, the concept of social integration refers to a Integration is the act of bringing together smaller components into a single system that functions as one. 22Of course, methodological approaches to CLIL are varied, ranging from highly traditional teacher-centered to distinctly learner-oriented approaches – the latter still being largely in the minority. 15Apart from the German-speaking countries, where teacher education focuses on two subjects, teachers are usually either content subject teachers or language teachers. Hatch, E. 1992. The idea is that language competence is necessary for learning in all subject areas. Start studying • List the 5 stages of regional integration and describe how each stage further liberalized trade.. Integration is defined as a process of developing a society in which all the social groups share the socioeconomic and cultural life. 0000014779 00000 n We have to ask ourselves, for example, in what way language is learnt in such a classroom despite the fact that teachers do not so much focus on language; we have to ask ourselves as well in what way learners grasp complex academic content although learning takes place in a foreign language. this example, we notice that in language communication two or more language skills are integrated. Besides, there was hardly anyone to help me since I was the only one among my friends from an IT background. This trend influences the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in our context. Integrating language and content in the language classroom: Are transfer of knowledge and of language ensured? 0000170182 00000 n Language is God’s special gift to mankind. Language, like any other concept, has several definitions. As I will show in a moment, comprehension involves other factors which can be helpful in understanding acquisition. 0 Interaction involves negotiation of meaning and this entails modification of input which in turn makes input comprehensible. To conclude, ‘language as the key to integration’ is largely a myth overshadowing broader social and structural problems in society. Like Comenius cognitive psychologists argue that a comprehender can only process input successfully if he can relate it to knowledge which is already part of his knowledge store. wolff.dieter@t-online.de, Voir la notice dans le catalogue OpenEdition, Plan du site – Mentions légales – Crédits – Flux de syndication, Nous adhérons à OpenEdition – Édité avec Lodel – Accès réservé, Vous allez être redirigé vers OpenEdition Search, Pratiques et recherches en Centres de langues. integration synonyms, integration pronunciation, integration translation, English dictionary definition of integration. ) It is clear that an environment which is suited for social interaction will better promote learning and language learning processes. », ASp, 41-42 | 2003, 35-46. In innovative CLIL classrooms the learning environment is created in co-operation between students and teachers. It … Often, however, content subject curricula are modified compared to mother-tongue curricula, and especially in history or geography more content related to the culture underlying the language is introduced. This paper looks at transfer from a pedagogical and a learning psychological perspective. Lamsfuß-Schenk. It has also been shown that learners look at content from a different and broader perspective when it is taught in another language. startxref Bakhtin 1981) social constructivists claim that participants in an interaction jointly construct meaning during the interactional process. In an innovative classroom, which is regarded as a research laboratory, occasions for group work are much more numerous. According to them these reasons involve the development of, Quality of learning and teaching in the content field. 46In a traditional learning environment the learning context is dominated by decisions made outside the classroom: by the administration or by the school. Many scholars tend to believe that within the CLIL paradigm content subjects are taught in a foreign language only to improve the students’ foreign language competence. », ASp [En ligne], 41-42 | 2003, mis en ligne le 24 avril 2010, consulté le 24 décembre 2020. In Breidbach, S., G. Bach & D. Wolff (eds.). Table 1. Thus, the interactionist position is based on natural and not so much on instructed acquisitional data. Able to look at one ’ s linguistic knowledge l ’ enseignement et ’. Makes language learning is always socially mediated and necessitates a social context i.e. Which we think of as being globalized they have weak reading skills make language unique grammar. It reveal about second language acquisition an active and constructive process, and more with flashcards, games quizzes. Unless deliberately interfered with Sachfachunterricht: Didaktik, Lehrer-/Lernerforschung und Bildungspolitik zwischen und. 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