Project ARIE 2004

Colaborative tasks and academic and linguistic learnings in inclusive Science and Foreign Language CLIL classrooms

This projects aims at evaluating the impact of the implementation of a series of collaborative CLIL tasks (in this case Science is taught either through English or French) has on the learning of scientific knowledge (science) and on foreign language learning (English or French). In order to be able to offer examples of best practices to the educational community, a second research goal is related to the detection of (a) the problems or difficulties teachers and learners need to overcome and (b) the teaching and managerial strategies expert CLIL teachers put at play.

Master's thesis linked to this project

Laura Llobet focused her study on the data obtained in a CLIL classroom. Her Master's thesis entitled Tasques de lectura en aules AICLE: expectatives docents i activitats dels aprenents (Reading tasks in CLIL classrooms: teacher's expectations versus learners' activities), and co-directed by Dr Luci Nussbaum and Dr Cristina Escobar, was presented in June 2006 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


October 30, 2004
March 31, 2007
AGAUR (2004 ARIE 00058, 2005 ARIE 10056)
15.000 €
Research leader:
Dr Cristina Escobar Urmeneta
Participating universities:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
GREIP research team:
Dr Cristina Escobar Urmeneta, Dr Melinda Dooly Owenby, Dr Artur Noguerol Rodrigo, Dr Luci Nussbaum Capdevila, Dr Virginia Unamuno Kaschapava, Laura Llobet Garcés, Dolors Masats Viladoms
External collaborators:
Dr Carmen Pérez Vidal, Maria Rosa Batlle Pou, Margarita Caballero de los Arcos, Adriana Cordeiro Azebedo, Maria Àngels Hernández Sierra, Azucena Pé Estella, Antonio Sánchez Sola

Project website

Publications resulting from this project:

  • Escobar, C. (2004) ¿Qué quiere decir un siete? AULA de innovación educativa, 129: 33-38.
  • Escobar, C. (2004) Para aprender a hablar hay que querer decir algo. Glosas Didácticas, 12. 
  • Escobar, C. & Pérez-Vidal, C. (2004) Teacher education for the implementation of a Content and Language Integrating Learning approach (CLIL) in the school system. A: Wilkinson, R. "Integrating Content and Language. meeting the challenge of multilingual education." Maastricht: Universitaire Pers Maastricht: 402-415.
  • Roquet, M., Escobar, C. & Cuscó, I. (2004) Is it possible to teach History in English to students with a limited command of the language? EuroClic Newsletter. 
  • Escobar, C. (2004) Content and language integrated learning: Do they learn content? Do they learn language? A: Anderson, J. D., Oro, J. M. & Varela, J. (editors) Linguistic Perspectives from the classroom: Language teaching in a multicultural Europe. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela: 27-38.
  • Nussbaum, L., Escobar, C. ∓ Unamuno, V. (2006) Una lingüística interactivista de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de llenguas. A: Camps, Anna (coord.) (en curs de publicació). Diálogo e investigación en las aulas. Investigaciones en Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura. Barcelona: Graó.
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