The role of CLIL in learning about TESOL: reflections from an Australian Master of TESOL course

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    TESOL and CLIL have much in common because English is a popular target language for CLIL in Europe and beyond. However, in the internationalised higher education context of a Master of TESOL (MTESOL) course in Australia, CLIL can be difficult to navigate. In this chapter, I will address the complexity by reflecting on my experiences as a teacher educator in an Australian MTESOL course. I will also explain two roles of CLIL in learning about TESOL that I have found to be useful. The first role is contextual and relates to the framing of TESOL as bilingual education. The second role is pedagogical. Through my reflections, I hope to highlight the benefits of CLIL, in relation to the positioning both of TESOL in general and of language teachers in particular.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on CLIL
    EditorsChantal Hemmi, Darío Luis Banegas
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030700959
    ISBN (Print)9783030700942
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Publication series

    NameInternational Perspectives on English Language Teaching
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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