Integrated Content and Language Instruction
The purpose of this digest is to introduce four key principles of practice found in classrooms in which content and language instruction effectively converge: 1. Clear content and language outcomes are planned for each lesson. 2. Learners are provided with goal-directed opportunities to interact with each other and with the teacher to jointly reflect on and build specific content knowledge and skills. 3. Teachers provide learners with tasks that promote the development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills within the content areas. 4. Outcomes are reviewed, consolidated, and assessed during lessons.