The Effectiveness of Tailor-Made Content and Language Integrated Learning Materials for Taiwanese Primary School Students’ Literacy Development
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approach has attracted Taiwanese English teachers’ interests after the latest Taiwan 12-year basic education curriculum reform emphasized developing core competencies through cross-field integration and real-life applications. This chapter describes two pioneering English language teachers’ experiences in tailor-making Arts and Science CLIL materials for improving Taiwanese primary school students’ reading comprehension and writing ability. Then, using the learning objectives as guides, the teachers evaluate the effectiveness of the tailor-made CLIL materials by their helpfulness in improving the students’ reading comprehension and sentence-level writing ability. Last, gained from a focused interview, the chapter concludes with the presentation of the two teachers’ positive viewpoints on creating and applying tailor-made CLIL materials to improve students’ English literacy.
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