CLIL ako inštrument na podporu cudzích jazykov, ale ako na to?

Beata Menzlová

Štátny pedagogický ústav v Bratislave, Slovensko


The paper focuses on the importance of using a foreign language as a working language in the classroom. CLIL (integrating teaching a content language and a foreign language education) is one of the means how to obtain such a goal and prepare learners better for their future jobs. In the period 2008-2012, the National Educational Institute in cooperation with Constantine the University in Nitra and the Research Institute of Children´s Psychology and Patopsychology in Bratislava conducted the experiment on Pedagogical effectivity of CLIL in teaching foreign languages at primary level of education. Since 2013, the experiment has continued at the secondary level of education. Based on research results of the said experiments, the project Experimentieren auf Deutsch guarranted by Volkswagen–Stiftung Slovakia and Goethe Institute in Bratislava has been created. It focuses on active/practical and experiencial learning based in experimenting in Science classes where learners as young researchers can discover, describe, evaluate and analyse various experiments via German as a foreign language.

Key words: primary schol, foreign languages, bilingual education, content language integrated learning (CLIL), active learning, experimenting in German