Analysing teachers' roles regarding cross-curricular coordination in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Víctor Pavón Vázquez, María del Carmen Méndez García

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When analysing the main drivers for the success of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), interest has been paid to the significance of coordination between language teachers and content teachers to promote an effective integration of content and language. A decisive factor in teaching seems to be teachers’ perception of their own professional identity, pedagogical standpoints, and performance. The aim of this study is to investigate their understanding of how CLIL influences content and language teachers’ perceptions on the roles they take and on their own professional development. It endeavours to gain insight into CLIL teachers’ opinions and their understanding of the importance of establishing coordination processes. The results obtained show that teachers believe that working in a CLIL programme benefits their professional profile, and that coordination between foreign language (FL) teachers and content teachers at different levels is fundamental.


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CLIL; perceptions; coordination; methodology; professional development

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