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Nadia Hamidavi, Mansoureh Shekar Amiz & Bahman Gorjian

The Effect of Clil Method on Teaching Reading Comprehension to Junior High School Students

(Volume 85 - Année 2016 — Actes de colloques — Special edition)
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Abstract

This study investigated the effect of CLIL (i.e., content and language integrated learning) on Iranian EFL learners’ reading comprehension. 60 students of junior high school in the age of 12 to 14 years who attended language institutions were selected non-randomly. They took part in Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT) test to determine their level of proficiency. Based on their scores in the placement test, the students were divided into two groups: High and low achievers. Then they took a pre-test of reading comprehension. Depending on their scores in the pretest, the high level and the low level groups were divided into two subgroups of experimental and control. The experimental groups of high and low achievers were taught through CLIL and the control groups of high and low achievers were taught through intensive reading. After ten sessions of treatment, they took a post-test of reading comprehension. Data were analyzed to compare the high and low achievers with each other to examine the effectiveness of CLIL method through Independent Samples t-test. The findings showed a significant difference between the pre and post-test of high and low achievers. Implications of CLIL method could be influential for both high and low achievers in reading comprehension courses.

Keywords : CLIL, EFL, foreign language, high school learners, reading skills

To cite this article

Nadia Hamidavi, Mansoureh Shekar Amiz & Bahman Gorjian, «The Effect of Clil Method on Teaching Reading Comprehension to Junior High School Students», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 85 - Année 2016, Actes de colloques, Special edition, 1642 - 1652 URL : https://popups.uliege.be/0037-9565/index.php?id=6361.

About: Nadia Hamidavi

Department of ELT, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran, nadiahamidavi2@gmail.com

About: Mansoureh Shekar Amiz

Assistant Professor, Department of ELT, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran, mansoore.shekaramiz@gmail.com

About: Bahman Gorjian

Associate Professor, Department of ELT, Abadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadan, Iran, bgbahgorji@yahoo.com