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CLIL Language Learning: Ins and Outs of FranceABC’s Interactive Style

Updated: May 28, 2021

If your child is already with FranceABC then we don’t need to tell you the benefits of learning French - you must already know they’re tenfold. But your burgeoning bilingual can only reap these rewards if they learn French well. We know this, and we’re sure you do too. That’s why we enact professional learning strategies and techniques to help foster growth. One of these is CLIL - or content language integrated learning. CLIL language learning is a well-known pedagogical approach that immerses your child entirely in their learning experience.

But, unless you’re a language teacher, CLIL language learning may be an entirely foreign concept. And while it sounds quite technical, understanding this teaching strategy is quite straightforward (even if enacting it isn’t always!). Here we’ll outline what CLIL language learning entails, how it works, and what you can do at home to continue this process.

What is CLIL?

It’s been said that all teachers are teachers of language. When your child is just learning language as a toddler, you use visual cues - toys, facial expressions, colours - to teach them what the meaning of the words you’re saying. Even as you speak around them, teach them things like how to get dressed and use the potty, they pick up grammatical rules and voc