Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 23, No 1 (2015)

Implementation of CLIL in Lithuanian Secondary Schools: a Case Study

Vilma Bijeikienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
Daiva Pundziuvienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)


In view of the existing research into the implementation of CLIL in Lithuania, it can be claimed that this wellestablished and globally applied teaching and learning methodology has already had some due appreciation in Lithuanian secondary schools. Nevertheless, there still exist numerous obstacles to the broader and more intensive application of CLIL which is strongly lagging behind in comparison to many other countries in Europe and world-wide. The present study aims at exploring the rich experience in CLIL implementation accumulated by Šiauliai Didždvario gymnasium and examining their multifaceted CLIL module which could be an important source of knowledge and practical know-how for other Lithuanian secondary education institutions planning to start implementing CLIL. The research follows a synthesis of qualitative and quantitative methodology including interviews with CLIL teachers, students and school administration. The study results in a SWOT analysis of implementing CLIL in Lithuania on the basis of CLIL practices at Šiauliai Didždvario gymnasium and sets forth some guidelines for its further advancement.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2015-06-22

Keyword(s): content and language integrated learning (CLIL); CLIL teacher training; benefits of CLIL for the quality of content and foreign language competence; implementation of CLIL in Lithuania.

DOI: 10.3846/cpe.2015.252

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