Curriculum Integrated Language Teaching: CLIL in Practice By Kim Bower, Do Coyle, Russell Cross, and Gary N. Chambers

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Fadhila Yonata
Entika Fani Prastikawati


The notion of curriculum integrated language teaching addressed in this volume is somewhat of a breakthrough to cope with 21st-century educational challenges. The world of curriculum integration for middle school has been discussed by Gibbons (1979), that pointed out the nature of this move is to bring multi-disciplinary studies together in synthesis for better curriculum design, and now such endeavours pervasively exist. The urgent need for additional language acquisition (e.g., second or foreign language) has driven scholars to incorporate second or foreign languages as a medium of instruction in subject lessons and proposed a model named Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) (Cenoz, 2015; Coyle et al., 2010). Myriad of studies have documented the multi-faceted implementations across the non-Anglophone regions (i.e., South America and Asia), and regrettably, limited of them reported how CLIL gets along in English-native contexts. To close this niche, as highlighted in the preface of this volume, Kim Bower, Do Coyle, Russell Cross, and Gary N. Chambers, well-established scholars pertain to CLIL, innovative curriculum design, and pedagogy, intend to take the readers capture ‘an overview of CLIL practice in primary and secondary schools in Anglophone and similar contexts’ (p.xviii).

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Yonata, F., & Prastikawati, E. F. (2022). Curriculum Integrated Language Teaching: CLIL in Practice: By Kim Bower, Do Coyle, Russell Cross, and Gary N. Chambers. LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 15(2), 977–982. Retrieved from
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Author Biographies

Fadhila Yonata, English Education Department, STAIN Sultan Abdurrahman Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

A Ph.D. candidate in English language education, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia. He is now a full-time lecturer in the English language education department at STAIN Sultan Abdurrahman Kepulauan Riau, Bintan, Indonesia. His research interests are curriculum development studies, language material development and critical discourse studies.

Entika Fani Prastikawati, English Education Department, Universitas PGRI Semarang, Indonesia

An English lecturer in Universitas PGRI Semarang. She has worked on some research projects funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and others. Her interests are language assessment and technology in ELT. She also publishes her articles in Scopus-indexed journals, national-accredited journals, and some international proceedings indexed in WOS.


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