Nadiia Grytsyk. Content and Language Integrated Learning: Approach to Teaching English for Specific Purposes.

(2016) Science and education, 12, 22-27. Odessa.

Nadiia Grytsyk,
PhD (Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences), associate professor,
Department of Foreign Languages,
Chernihiv National Pedagogical University named after T. G. Shevchenko,
53, Hetmana Polubotka Str., Chernihiv, Ukraine



The subject of this paper is presenting the description of CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning – in the context of language learning in higher educational institutions. CLIL describes a pedagogical approach in which the language and subject area content are learnt in combination. The generic term CLIL describes any learning activity where the language is used as a tool to develop new learning from a subject area or theme. CLIL is a special approach to delivering content in education: a non-linguistic subject is not taught in a foreign language, but by means of a foreign language. Through this kind of educational provision, students gain knowledge of some special subjects in the curriculum, at the same time mastering their language skills. CLIL is based on the principles of „4C‟ (communication, content, cognition, culture). CLIL is promoted as means of solving problems as case study. The author of this article regarded CLIL as an efficient instrument of learning ESP as a means of motivating students for further studies. The article highlights CLIL as integral part of ESP course. The article touches upon the issues related to the opportunity for implementing these methods that are widely used in the European Union in higher education in Ukraine, the conditions under which these methods can be realised are determined. The author also makes conclusion that integrating CLIL approach in ESP course will make it possible to enhance the university foreign language training and improve the quality of the teaching process arrangement


content and language integrated learning (CLIL), principles of CLIL, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), foreign language (FL), General English (General English), higher educational institutions.




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