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happen, it is shaped and
modelled by our actions.
It is not so much what we know but how we use it.
FAQ about CLIL
- Could learning in the additional language hurt the child’s first language?
- Will my child learn the main content as well as if s/he studies only in the first language?
- What if my child is not as good at languages as the other children in the classroom?
- Should my child already have a background in the additional language, like having lived abroad or used it with family members or friends before starting CLIL?
- Is it likely that my child will have to do more work, and possibly face more stress, if s/he joins the CLIL class?
- What is the responsibility of parents in CLIL?
- Is it important that the parent can also speak in the CLIL language?
- What if I cannot help my child with his/her homework?
- Will I have to spend more money on materials if my child goes into a CLIL class?
- Who are the CLIL teachers?
- Will the teacher use the youngster’s first language if things become too difficult in the CLIL language for him/her to understand the content?
- Does CLIL encourage a multicultural policy which recognises the importance of all the children’s languages in the school, or is the focus only on the CLIL language?