CLIL Approach, Language Teaching in Spain, News Trends in Methodology
Renau, María Luisa Renau
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Nowadays, there is a need to fit into a world increasingly globalized, in which communication and foreign languages have more importance than some years ago. The English language is, nowadays, the language of international communication. Taking this into account, foreign language lessons acquire, nowadays, more significance than in the past. For that reason, English teaching should not be limited to the study of its structure, but to the use of the language in different contexts in order to be adapted to this new reality. (Díaz Merino, 2010). These days, we can observe how English language lessons try to fulfill the students’ needs for communication using different strategies and methodologies such as team teaching in the CLIL approach. This paper provides some theoretical background about the methodologies used in Spain in the past and the way in which we can adapt them to the current English lessons in order to help students raise their English language level as well as their academic results.