Exploring the Benefits of Bilingual Education and the CLIL Methodology

Explore the power of the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology in bilingual education, including strategies that ensure successful implementation. Bilingual education provides cognitive, linguistic, academic, socio-emotional, and career benefits, as well as many others. Join us in a discussion on implementing the CLIL teaching methodology as an avenue of bilingual education. Learn about the value of training, administrative support, and consistent implementation, as well as opportunities for CLIL training for teachers. Gain the insights you need to set your students up for bilingual learning success.


Roberta Mesquita

Roberta is a linguist with expertise in Plurilingual Education and Language Teaching through educational technologies. She is experienced in content development, creation of educational products and services, such as e-learning courses, workshops, and career guidance programs. Roberta provides consulting, governance, management, and strategic direction for educational administrative organizations with a focus on pedagogical team leadership and customer experience.

Fray Martin Martinez Paez

Fray is a Doctorate student in Management Sciences from the Universidad del Rosario and master's degree in education from the Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia. In recent years he has worked on issues related to the internationalization of the curriculum, academic management, innovation and quality assurance in Higher Education. His research production focuses on Colombian educational regulations and policies, particularly around the substantive functions of teaching, research and extension and in the area of academic internationalization. He is a peer evaluator for the Higher Education Quality Assurance Rooms (SACES for its acronym in Spanish) and a peer evaluator for the Colombian Network of Research Seedbeds. He is thesis director for master's programs, a consultant in curricular areas and a delegate for the creation of academic programs, participating in international conferences and presentations in the area of internationalization and academic quality. He is currently linked to the Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, in the management of the internationalization of the curriculum.

Shelynn Riel

Shélynn Riel is Bridge's Expert Series Moderator and regularly contributes articles and ELT news reports to the BridgeUniverse blog. She has served as an English language instructor for over a decade, a program coordinator in both university and community-based programs, and an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. Her interests include holistic teacher development, learner identity, and decolonial ethics in the language classroom. She is the co-creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, which focuses on reflective practices for teachers around the world.




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