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Global CLIL
Critical, Ethnographic and Language Policy Perspectives

Edited By

Eva Codó

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ISBN 9780367706500
December 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
280 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection turns a critical lens on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) research, making the case for a sociolinguistic-informed approach toward investigating social inequalities and making visible issues, processes, and actors overlooked in CLIL research.

The volume seeks to expand the borders of existing CLIL scholarship through situated ethnographic perspectives, highlighting the value of a critical sociolinguistic perspective in illuminating the relationship between the emergence of CLIL and specific socio-political and economic conditions in contemporary multilingual education. Drawing on examples from Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Asia, the book focuses on exploring inequities in CLIL policy and implementation across different institutional contexts and demonstrates the ways in which CLIL extends beyond the classroom as situated in multiple and changing networks of interest, policy, and practice.

This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingual education, language policy and planning, and applied linguistics.

Table of Contents

List of contributors

1. Introducing Global CLIL: Critical, ethnographic and language policy perspectives

Eva Codó


Part 1: Localisations of CLIL outside Europe

2. Exporting European CLIL to India: Flexible appropriations for complex language debates

Ana M. Relaño-Pastor and Jessica McDaid

3. Situated emergence of CLIL: New discourses of bilingual education in Australian government schools

Simone Smala

4. CLIL and the dynamics of policy and sectorization in Colombia

Carl Edlund Anderson, Liliana Cuesta Medina, Rosa Dene David and Jermaine S. McDougald

5. The challenges of integrating linguistic and disciplinary knowledge in public secondary schools in the province of Córdoba, Argentina

Ana Cecilia Peérez and Virginia Unamuno


Part 2: Lived experiences of CLIL: A focus on actors

6. Policy, practice and agency: Making CLIL work? Insights from Austrian upper secondary technical education

Julia Hüttner and Ute Smit

7. Bilingual education: English and the life projects of youth in contemporary Spain

Adriana Patiño-Santos and David Poveda

8. Languaging teachers: CLIL and the politics of precarisation in Catalonia

Eva Codó

9. Being and becoming a CLIL teacher: Discourses of identities, language and emotional labour in Castilla-La Mancha bilingual schools

Frances Giampapa and Alicia Fernández Barrera

Afterword – The promise of CLIL: Discourse, practices and selves

Miguel Pérez-Milans



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Eva Codó is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her field of specialisation is the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, with a particular focus on language policy and critical institutional ethnography. Her research has been published widely. She is currently co-Chair of the Association for the Study of Discourse and Society (EDiSo).