Web-Based Frameworks for CLIL in Primary School: Design, Implementation, Pilot Experimentation and Results

  • Luca A. LudovicoEmail author
  • Claudia Zambelli
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 739)


Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an immersive pedagogical approach where the learners’ foreign language represents the medium of classroom instruction. In this paper we will discuss its applicability to primary school, addressing children aged between 6 and 7. Such an approach, relatively novel due to the young age of students, requires ad hoc pedagogical methods, learning resources and multimedia interactive interfaces in order to foster bilingualism and – potentially – even multilingualism. This work will cover all the aspects involved, starting from an overview of the state of the art, defining the research questions, describing the design and implementation of suitable Web solutions, showing a pilot experimentation, and finally discussing the obtained results.



The authors wish to acknowledge the staff of the Istituto comprensivo Mahatma Gandhi, Trezzano Rosa, Italy. Special thanks to the school director, Gabriella Sesana, who approved and encouraged our pilot study. This project has been partially funded by the Università degli Studi di Milano.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio di Informatica Musicale, Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Università degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly

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