Practices to Scaffold CLIL at Transition to Primary



In recent years, the ever-increasing demand for English as a foreign/additional/second language (henceforth L2) in Spain has been shaped by the proliferation of bilingual education programs, by the incorporation of bilingual sections at university level and by the empowerment of teacher training courses. The implementation of bilingual education programs, which starts at an early age, necessarily involves numerous changes not only in the educational policies but also in methodological approaches. The ultimate aim of this chapter is twofold, to strengthen teachers’ understanding of the importance of starting English early and to propose practices that help to consolidate children’s language skills at transition to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).


Pre-primary Primary Bilingual education Language acquisition CLIL Practices 


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