Studying New Zealand's Educational System Through Content and Language lntegrated Learning : A Review of the Overseas Education Training Program of Mie University & The University of Auckland
Tomecsek, John Ⅲ
Department of English, Faculty of Education
大学教育研究 : 三重大学授業研究交流誌 Journal of Research in Higher Education，Mie University
In the past decade Japan's Ministry of Education has been actively promoting the interdisciplinary use of English and has encouraged universities to offer more subjects taught in English. The CLIL approach has been identified by some educators in Japan as a potential catalyst for improving communicative English and promoting cross-curricular teaching. In 2011, The University of Auckland, at the request of Mie University's Faculty of Education, designed an educational training program to take place in New Zealand. The program is taught entirely in English and includes university classes, school observations, cultural activities and a home stay. The program is unique in that it blends CLIL classroom instruction in English with content facilitation and daily debriefings in Japanese. The purpose of this paper is to review The University of Auckland's overseas educational training program and understand its design as it relates to CLIL.