Integrating content and language learning in all subjects and for all students

  • Michael Becker-Mrotzek
  • Martha Höfler
  • Till Wörfel
Keywords: Content and language integrated approaches; content and language learning; linguistic diversity; epistemic function/knowledge building; evidence-based educational policy and practice Sprachsensibler Unterricht; Fachliches und sprachliches Lernen; Sprachliche Heterogenität; Epistemische Funktion; Evidenzbasierte Bildungspolitik und -praxis Enseignement sensible aux langues ; apprentissages disciplinaires et langagigers ; hétérogénéité linguistique ; fonction épistémique ; politique et pratiques éducatives fondées sur des données scientifiques Insegnamento attento alle lingue; apprendimento disciplinare e lingua; eterogeneità linguistica; funzione epistemica; politica e pratiche educative basate su evidenze scientifiche

Abstract

Students may differ significantly with respect to their cognitive and linguistic abilities. Teachers are thus faced with major challenges. Language-sensitive teaching or integrating content and language learning plays an outstanding role in overcoming this heterogeneity. In this paper, we discuss the still vague construct of integrating content and language learning with regards to its theoretical and empirical foundations. Finally, we outline conclusions for practice.

Published
2021-07-19
How to Cite
Becker-Mrotzek, M., Höfler, M., & Wörfel, T. (2021). Integrating content and language learning in all subjects and for all students. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 43(2), 250–259. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.43.2.5