Tardieu, C., & Dolitsky, M. (2012). Integrating the task-based approach to CLIL teaching. Teaching and Learning English through Bilingual Education, 3-35.
"After considering the problems of CLIL teaching raised by French DNL teachers, we have shown that the complex, task-based type of teaching and learning advocated by the CEFR corresponds well with the multifaceted objectives of CLIL, and for this reason, could favour learning in a CLIL class and achieving the objectives of CLIL. With the description of possible tasks to be experimented in a CLIL context it would seem that the task-based approach fits a CLIL class provided that:
- Subject teachers and language teachers work together;
- the teachers adopt a task based approach which motivates students; all the while offering them the content and language input needed to accomplish the task at hand;
- the teachers accept that encouraging students to communicate content in the foreign language, however imperfect their language might be, the better they will improve their abilities both in the foreign language and in the content subject
- they adopt positive assessment both for content and language to build the students' confidence in their abilities."