Listening Skills in CLIL

Does the application of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) truly encourage and develop better listening skills? What proof is there that CLIL can indeed help students learn to listen more closely for content and substance? Where are the empirical research efforts that can prove that CLIL strategies improve student listening skills? This paper will shed light on the purpose and success of the CLIL model and provide a guide for further research.

Students in the majority of pedagogical situations need to enhance their learning experiences and their listening skills. Whether through integrated learning tactics or other formats, listening skills not only help the student become a better learner, a stronger student but the application of fine-tuned listening skills can carry through a lifetime of learning and growing. Moreover, students today -- particularly in the West -- have so many distractions in their lives that learning...
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