Developing Content and Language Integrated Learning
Resource and Training Centre for a multilingual India
What is CLIL ?
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning. It is an educational approach that encourages multilingualism in schools by teaching subjects in more than one language.
The Content and Language Integrated Learning approach was developed in 1994 by a team led by Prof. David Marsh of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. It was designed to encourage multilingualism in Europe. Since then it has been successfully adapted and implemented in Malaysia, Spain, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
What is CLIL@INDIA?
CLIL@India is a three-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union to introduce CLIL methodology and pedagogy in India
The aim of the project is to adapt the CLIL approach to the Indian context, and pilot CLIL modules in primary schools – both public and private. The project will also disseminate knowledge to relevant stakeholders such as academics, educational non-profit organisations, and policy makers.
What drives us
CLIL@India is driven by a belief that genuine multilingualism is better for our schools, our children, our communities, and for society at large.
With the objective of preserving the multilingualism in India, the project seeks to disseminate CLIL methodology beyond the Consortium partners, involving in the project activities different HEIs working with Education Science and Linguistics, NGOs, and secondary schools.
The aim is to enlarge the target audience to multiple Indian states, and to include stakeholders from different socio-economic, linguistic and professional backgrounds.
CLIL@India would target Indian languages Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi and English. A special strand of CLIL@India would develop – in partnership with NGOs working in education .