Teachers’ Experiences of Using CLIL in Kazakh Language Classrooms

  • Ruslan Kakenov Nazarbayev University


This paper investigates teachers’ experiences of teaching the content and language simultaneously by using the Content and Language-Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach when delivering social science subjects, such as Geography, History of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan in the Modern World and Law Essentials in Kazakh as a second language of instruction. This qualitative study has revealed that challenges teachers face in CLIL classrooms included the language proficiency of students and the lack of teaching materials. Teachers incorporated some strategies according to the CLIL approach, vocabulary teaching, and usage of Russian in order to explain key notions and concepts. Finding and adapting resources for CLIL lessons lay an extra burden on teachers. The development of CLIL teaching materials will likely relieve teachers’ workload and enhance the quality and consistency of the materials.
Keywords: CLIL, teachers’ experiences, Kazakh, content-based teaching


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KAKENOV, Ruslan. Teachers’ Experiences of Using CLIL in Kazakh Language Classrooms. NUGSE Research in Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 21-29, jan. 2018. ISSN 2518-7619. Available at: <https://nugserie.nu.edu.kz/index.php/NUGSERIE/article/view/87>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2018.