A systematic literature review on the realization of the dual focus in CLIL’s subject and language classrooms.

  • Liesbeth Martens (Orateur)
  • Mettewie, L. (Orateur)
  • Jan Elen (Orateur)

Activité: Discours ou présentation Présentation orale


‘I’, in the acronym CLIL, refers to the integration of both content and language objectives, also known as 'dual focus'. To realize this goal, there should ideally be cooperation between the CLIL- subject and the language teacher. However, in secondary schools in Flanders (Belgium), such cooperation could be enhanced.
In order to inform a forthcoming intervention study, it was crucial to identify (a) what exactly is meant by 'dual focus' in the literature, (b) how dual focus can be translated into CLIL classroom practice, (c) how the cooperation of teachers can concretely be implemented to achieve dual focus in both courses. A systematic search strategy in multiple research databases (via Limo) revealed 46 relevant studies.
This literature study allows us to ground, finetune and contextualize ‘dual focus’ in CLIL and to highlight how such a preliminary work contributes to the development of a professionalization program for language and subject teachers.
Période7 juil. 2022
Titre de l'événementWorld CLIL 2022: Sharing Classrooms, Sharing Worlds
Type d'événementUne conférence
LieuDen Haag, Pays-BasAfficher sur la carte
Niveau de reconnaissanceInternational