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Monash University presents TESOL MASTERCLASS IN JAPAN

Innovating TESOL with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)



Over the last decade, content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has been increasing in popularity in Europe and, as a result, has begun to be taken up in the Australasian region.

In Europe, CLIL is frequently understood to be an umbrella term that covers three main characteristics: (1) the chosen language is predominantly English, (2) foreign language teaching is not replaced by CLIL – language teaching continues with an express focus on students’ language development, and (3) subject area teachers, not language teachers, teach and assess the subject that is taught using the foreign language.

However, CLIL has also been interpreted as consisting of different types: one type takes place in content lessons and another type in theme-based language lessons. Because CLIL is an umbrella term, there is plenty of room for innovation in English language teaching.

In this Masterclass, we will explore the thinking behind CLIL and the different ways it can be applied in order to improve Japanese students’ communicative English language proficiency.  

Date:  Monday 9 October 2017 
Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm 
Place:  Australian Embassy, Tokyo
2-1-14 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Cost:   Free 
Capacity:   20 people 

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Gary Bonar Lecturer TESOL



Gary Bonar is a Lecturer in the Master of TESOL and Languages and Humanities specialisation courses at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.

He came to his lecturing position after more than ten years’ experience teaching English in diverse sectors in Asia and Europe. Just prior to beginning at Monash, he was employed as a Curriculum Coordinator responsible for Literacy, Languages and Social Sciences in a Victorian secondary school.

He also taught EAL and two languages (Japanese and Italian) at this school. His current research is on the teaching and learning about Asia in Australian schools, with a focus on student attitudes towards learning about Asia.



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