Competence in Science is essential for functioning in everyday life as well as for success in the world increasingly knowledge-based economy. Research and innovation is widely recognized as one of the most important engines of economic growth, socioeconomic development and enlightenment for countries around the world.
Modern science is truly international and its principal language for communication is unquestionably English. Russian is second. These languages are commonly recognized to be essential for students who study science.
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a method where students learn science through foreign language.
Studying science through a foreign language can help to eliminate the stigma of science as being too difficult or irrelevant.
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning. It refers toteaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language. This is done by the English teacher using cross-curricular content or the subject teacher using English as the language of instruction. Both methods result in the simultaneous learning of content and English.
BCLS offers a CLIL program for students aged 10-12 years old.