Developing Content and Language Integrated Learning –Resource and Training Centre for A mulTilingual India CLIL@India

Total Value of the project: Euros 564,178 Approx 4 crores INR
Grant for Chitkara University(CCW): Euros 94,454 Approx 58 lakhs INR
India: Chitkara University, Manipal University (LEAD), Symbiosis International University, Pondicherry University
International Partners:
Europe: Universita’ degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI), Italy; Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Spain; Latvijas Universitate, Latvia

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a competence-based teaching approach that is gaining ground in European education systems. The idea is to teach both the subject and the language, and is captured in the phrase “using language to learn, learning to use language”. CLIL as an innovative pedagogical practice can be introduced in the Indian education system to preserve national multilingualism. It is expected to inaugurate CLIL training and resource centre at Chitkara University within a year with mentoring from the European partner. Chitkara University through Chitkara College for Education for Women(CCEW) will prepare resources in Punjabi and Hindi. These will then be introduced and tested for their impact in Chitkara International School.

Investigators working for taking forward the Erasmus Plus grant will be Dr Sangeeta Pant, Prof Neelam, Dr Parul Sood with collaboration with CIS under leadership of Dr Niyati Chitkara.