Doing CLIL in Abu Dhabi

| December 4, 2013
Doing CLIL in Abu Dhabi

Keywords: CLIL, English, education reform, Abu Dhabi, UAE, teacher training

Julie Riddlebarger
Emirates College for Advanced Education

Julie Riddlebarger is a senior lecturer in the Preparatory Program at Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to joining Khalifa, she spent five years at Emirates College for Advanced Education where she trained pre-service teachers, including practicum and research supervision. She has taught ESL in high school, adult education, corporate, college and university contexts in the USA. Julie holds an MA-TESOL from San José State University and a BA in Russian from Indiana University. Her research interests include teacher preparation and L1 use in the L2 classroom.
This article briefly describes the current situation regarding CLIL in local primary schools and how CLIL is addressed in the curriculum of a new teacher training college in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The history of English language education in the region is also addressed.
[private] Pages 413-421

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Category: Curriculum Contexts, Volume 15 Issue 4