Effective design in integrated content and language learning: factors, challenges, opportunities*

In this paper I first outline issues affecting the integration of content and language learning in higher education, before considering selected factors in course design. I continue by examining how student-centred learning environments can promote integrated content and language learning and allow the design, implementation and assessment of courses and programmes to follow the principles of constructive alignment. Finally, I close with the challenges posed to course designers, implementers, and assessors, and point to present and future opportunities.

* Wilkinson, R. (2005). Effective design in integrated content and language learning: factors, challenges, opportunities. In: Alam, J. (ed.). Faculty Academic English. Proceedings of 6th Annual Symposium. Ankara, Turkey: Bilkent University Faculty Academic English Program. (2-16)

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