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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. (Henry Bergson)

The things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. (Aristotle)

Learn to see, and then you'll know there is no end to the new worlds of our vision. (Carlos Castaneda)

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." (James B. Conant )

An educational site to discuss and share CLIL methodology and CLIL materials

The problem of common standards in education in the EU has been resolved to a large extent at the level of language standards by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) which, however,  has left unresolved the problem of finding common standards for concepts and content. Such common standards would help both students who in the future may wish to seek employment in other countries and also assist students who move to another country with their family.

Most EU schools are already having to face the problem of how to help these latter students integrate socially and scholastically. Students' needs and competences should be assessed and schools should be able to offer adequate linguistic and cultural education in order to favour the integration into the new community.

Teaching content through foreign languages can play an important role in bridging the gap between diverse cultures and in allowing students to acquire and share knowledge and competences using a common language.


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Approximate starting dateActivity/mobility descriptionComplete
1 September 2009 Prepare common questionnaire for teachers  
30 September 2009 Set up website – and blog  
1 October 2009 Administer questionnaire in schools  
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  • Welcome message Welcome to all the Comenius partners of Action Research on CLIL. This is the first post of our project site. We hope it will be a useful (and easy) means ...
    Posted 20 Apr 2010, 10:56 by Maddalena Fantini
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