Guía para integrar lengua y contenido. Referencia a una metodología, que aunque aplicada en algunas middle y high schools Americanas, es perfectamente aplicable al modelo metodológico propugnado en el Currículum Integrado del Plan de Plurilingüismo. Un artículo que todo profesor de ANL y coordinadores de secciones deberían leer. A must, I say!
AN INTEGRATED LANGUAGE AND CONTENT APPROACH
The approach presented here focuses on three principal factors which apply equally to the language and the content teachers:
(1) the use of multiple media;
(2) the enhancement of the students' thinking skills; and
(3) student-centered organization of instruction.
In order to make English language input as comprehensible as possible, the teachers should present information through diverse media: realia, graphs, demonstrations, pre-reading, and pre-writing strategies. The focus of the instruction should be motivated by the content to be learned which will help identify the language skills required to learn that content, and the reasoning abilities needed to manipulate it (analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating). Instruction should be student-centered where the teacher has the role of facilitator with the goal of increasing student-to-student interaction.
Content and language instruction can be integrated at any level. The focus here will be on middle and high schools (grades 6-12).
Extracto de: Deborah J. Short is a Research Associate with the Center for Applied Linguistics who has done extensive research, teaching training, and materials development on integrated language and content instruction. Complete Article ( AQUI)