Bilingualism vs. CLIL

Veronika Szombathová, Slovakia, LLCE2016-372;         The aim of the submitted paper is to introduce the term bilingualism, to propose its types as well as to differentiate between bilingualism and CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning). In addition, the paper outlines the position of English bilingual education in terms of its implementation in Slovakia. The types of implemented models of bilingual education vary throughout Slovakia by being tailored specifically for particular schools. In order to achieve the required outcomes of learners, which means to teach the learners effectively and in a qualified way, the role of the teacher has an irreplaceable position. Not only the teachers need to master the foreign language, but also they have to be professionals in their field. However, the quality of teachers remains one of the major problems.

Key words: foreign language learning and teaching, bilingualism, CLIL, requirements for teachers and learners