Teaching Mathematics through English - CLIL approach
Content is the first word in CLIL. This is because curricular content leads language learning.
In CLIL - Maths course learners gain knowledge of the mathematics curriculum while simultaneously learning and using English.
It is very helpful to think of "4Cs" of planning maths lessons.
1. Content - what is the maths topic ? e.g. algebra, ratio, linear graphs, plane geometry,..
2. Communication - what maths language will learners communicate during the lesson ? e.g. the language of comparison for comparing and contrasting numbers, graphs, areas, ..
3. Cognition - what thinking skills are demanded of learners ? e.g. identifying figures, classifying numbers, reasoning, generalising.
4. Culture - is there a cultural focus in the lesson ? e.g. do learners from different countries calculate in the same way ? What symbols do they use ?