Perceptions of Students on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in a Vocational and Professional Education and Training Institute
This study reports on students’ perceptions of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in a Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) Institute. Students’ perspectives in the use of first language (L1) or second language (L2) in content lessons are explored. The findings reveal that students generally agreed that English competence is essential for further studies and employment, nevertheless, students preferred L1 to L2 as the Medium of Instruction (MOI) in content lessons and they preferred mixed code learning and teaching materials. As for the question on whether learning content subjects through English could enhance student learning, differences in perceptions are found. Drawing on the findings in this study, the pedagogical implications for integrating content learning and English language learning are also discussed.
Index Terms - Content language integrated learning (CLIL), Medium of Instruction (MOI), Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET).