Book Review : Sylvén, L. K. (2019). Investigating Content and Language Integrated Learning. Insights from Swedish High Schools. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters
Pappa, S. (2019). Book Review : Sylvén, L. K. (2019). Investigating Content and Language Integrated Learning. Insights from Swedish High Schools. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies, 13 (2), 71-76. doi:10.17011/apples/urn.201905092525
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This volume presents a three-year research project on Content and Language Integration in Swedish Schools (CLISS). CLISS particularly focused on sciences and economics programs in senior high schools (Grades 10-12; 245 participants), which intended to prepare students for higher education. Divided into five sections, the book explores the language, rather than content, side of CLIL. The volume starts with background information concerning CLISS and CLIL in Sweden. The following four sections of the book concern assessment and motivation (Chapters 4-5); English vocabulary, reading comprehension and exposure to English (Chapters 6-9); students’ L1 proficiency and development through CLIL (Chapters 10-13); students’ and teachers’ views and experiences in CLIL (Chapters 14-16). The volume concludes with an epilogue discussing issues highlighted by the project findings and making suggestions for future research and CLIL implementation.