Article 09 Learning Geography Bilingually
9 Learning Geography Bilingually
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Vol. 28, No. 3, 411-424,
LUKE DESFORGES & RHYS JONES
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
No free version found, but link to ERIC
Interesting piece about the issues around teaching university students Geography in Welsh bilingual context. The author describes many of the social and political aspects of this issue and in conclusion refers to the need for an approach which makes the language of the curriculum accessible to all students using the term 'citizens' to describe students in their relationship to their learning, asking:
page 422 'What linguistic provision and practices might have to be adopted to enable full citizenship for such students learning geography through their second language?'
Not very relevant for classroom practice, but puts the question of 'other' languages and cultures firmly on the table for debate and this is very relevant to CLIL as much as for bilingual contexts.