Host Country Language Teaching - How do we get it right?
One of the first things I say when working with a new group of teachers of "host country language" in international schools is: You guys have the hardest job! And, without maligning any of the other hard-working international school teachers, this might very well be the case. So why is it so challenging to provide quality host country tuition in international schools? Here is a short list of reasons: 1. Classes will often include a wide range of abilities, from students who h
When is CLIL not really CLIL?
There are myriad terms we use to describe teaching in a language, and they are often used interchangeably as they spread from one context to another. One of these terms is CLIL; it was developed in a certain context, to describe a type of programme, and has since become used to describe a wider sets of related but distinct practices. Here is an overview of terms and methods currently in use. EMI: English-medium education This describes any type of teaching in which the delive