The ADiBE project
The ADiBE project brings together key figures with ample experience in the field of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) from six countries (Spain, Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, and the UK). It aims to fill a much-needed niche affecting catering to diversity within CLIL programs across Europe and to work towards an inclusive, innovative, and reflective society by offering research-based evidence and concrete resources to improve language learning and make bilingual education a more inclusive reality for all.
Its objective is three-pronged:
- to identify difficulties and best practices in catering to diversity in intercultural and content integrated language learning and teaching;
- to produce and implement project -, task-, and ICT-based activities to make CLIL accessible to all types of achievers;
- and to design and pilot teacher training modules to empower practitioners to step up to this important challenge.
The ultimate aim is to contribute to the integration of all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, educational background, or achievement level and to making CLIL accessible to all.
(peer-reviewed) Philipp Siepmann, Dominik Rumlich, Frauke Matz & Ricardo Römhild. Presentation in the context of the symposium CLIL for all? Catering to diversity in bilingual education. Attention to diversity in German CLIL classrooms: Muli-perspective research on students' and teachers' perceptions of diversity-sensitive teaching practices. AILA - World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Groningen, Niederlande, online, 16.08.2021.
(peer-reviewed) Helen Heaney, Frauke Matz, Ricardo Römhild & Philipp Siepmann. Presentation in the context of the symposium CLIL for all? Catering to diversity in bilingual education. Gained in Translation: A Reflection on Transnational Comparative Research in Foreign Language Education in the ADiBE Project. AILA - World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Groningen, Niederlande, online, 16.08.2021.
(invited) Frauke Matz, Dominik Rumlich, Philipp Siepmann & Ricardo Römhild in co-operation with Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Ute Smith & Lena Katzinger. ADiBE Video Guides. Presentation in the context of the SIOE 3rd Biannual Conference CLIL 2021: The ADiBE Project. Addressing Diversity in Bilingual Education. Sheffield Hallam University, online, 19.06.2021.