Content-Based Language Instruction
and Curriculum Development
July 24–28, 2017
This institute has been specifically designed for foreign language teachers who want to familiarize themselves with and implement Content-Based Instruction (CBI) in the second language classroom.
During this institute, teachers will learn how to create CBI materials and tasks to enhance students' language proficiency and content learning. Participants will also learn how to expand their own existing curricula by weaving in varied academic and cultural content, navigating and utilizing the Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT) online resources, and planning appropriate assessments for CBI.
This institute will help you learn to:
- Identify the key theoretical principles that underlie content-based instruction (CBI);
- Understand issues related to the integration of language, content, & literacy within the context of CBI curriculum development;
- Describe how the World Readiness Standards relate to CBI;
- Identify well-adapted assessment strategies and tools for CBI; and
- Develop plans for well-integrated language and content instructional modules by applying newly acquired CBI planning skills and strategies.
Laurent Cammarata is associate professor in education at the Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Canada. His work focuses on the implementation of meaning-based approaches to curriculum design and his publications on the topic have appeared in well-respected scientific venues. He is the 2013 co-recipient of the Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education and the editor of Content-Based Foreign Language Teaching: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Developing Advanced Thinking and Literacy Skills published by Routledge in 2016.
Target Audience: Middle school to postsecondary foreign language teachers and teacher educators. The institute is not intended for ESL or immersion teachers.