The Problems of Implementing CLIL in Italy

Graziano Serragiotto


This article highlights the problems involved in implementing CLIL methodology. A general framework is initially offered as to how CLIL is applied in Italy institutionally. Then, thanks to the underwriter’s experience as a CLIL educator and researcher, other issues will be taken into consideration, such as contextualization, teachers, and balancing between language and content in order to realize a CLIL process in line with the language and content objectives established by its design. The purpose of this study is therefore to elaborate suitable practices that result being a helpful tool to teachers working in a CLIL environment.

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