CLIL lesson form the point of view of an ESP teacher

Slovakia, ID Výzvy2016-552;          The paper provides a viewpoint of a CLIL lesson as seen by an English for Specific Purposes teacher. As in CLIL the teaching of languages is based on the fact that the main emphasis is not on the ‘form’, but on the ‘content’, the author tries to look at what CLIL and ESP methodologies have in common and in what aspects they are different. The author works as an ESP teacher for more than 15 years and is rich in experience. The comparison is based on observations during the course of an international ERASMUS+ project Transnational exchange of good CLIL practice among European Educational Institutions which following the project plan comprises two trainings on CLIL methodology and a couple of observations of CLIL lessons. The contribution is based on CLIL lessons observations at elementary and secondary schools after the first run of training in Daugavpils, Latvia and on own ESP teaching experience.

 

Key words: ESP, CLIL, project