Enrique Ruiz Cano

Enrique Ruiz Cano

Teacher trainer
  • 11:15-11:45 - Day 2

Murcia & Madrid, Spain

Abstract

Throughout this talk/seminar, I will lay out the benefits that an Erasmus+ project can bring about for a CLIL school regarding teachers and pupils. We will look at specific examples of different CLIL schools across Europe (Spain, Italy, and Latvia) and see how the CLIL teaching practice can change for the better in terms of making staff more broad-minded. I will also bring to the fore some benefits from an intercultural and linguistic perspective and I will also look into the concept of “Culture” in CLIL and what that entails from a pedagogical point of view (Schulz 2001; Ellis 2003; Yamada 2019; Kinginger 2013). What is more, I will draw up a relationship between intercultural competence and language based on the research we have carried out during an Erasmus+ KA201 project in which Spain, Italy, and Latvia participated. During this research, we got very interesting results which went to show that CLIL children’s direct involvement in an Erasmus+ project can significantly increase their intercultural awareness and linguistic competence in the target language and therefore, outperform other CLIL learners who are not involved in European projects. During the development of this conference, I will put forward these results e.g. enhancement of the teaching practice, increased children’s intercultural awareness, etc., and give further details about the benefits that the participation in Erasmus+ projects has for CLIL learners.

What can CLIL bring to schools, teachers, and students?

Biography

Enrique Ruiz Cano gained a MA in Bilingual Education at Nebrija University in Madrid. He studied his English teaching training degree at the University of Murcia and degree in Primary Education at UCAM, Murcia. He has also passed the CPE (CEFR C2) from the University of Cambridge and GESE Grade 12 from Trinity College London. He is currently a teacher trainer as well as a doctoral student at Nebrija University from Madrid and a CLIL and English teacher in CEIP Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta from Murcia, Spain.

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