Content-Based Language Teaching in International Liberal Arts Education


This research tries to define the important points that should be considered for application of Content-based Language Teaching (CBLT) in International Liberal Arts (ILA) education. The research team members have long-term experience of teaching ILA courses in two and more countries in two and more languages. Based on their own experience of teaching and the analysing the arguments stated in the literature, the research team suggest how to conduct CBLT lectures effectively, how to make CBLT lectures active-learning style and how to keep the students involved even outside of the class. In particular, the important points related to the general context or environment where the actions take place, the part of the teaching, which is under full control of the teacher, the part which could be partially controlled or affected by the teacher and the part which is less controlled by the teacher (learning out of class) will be explained. The ideas for effectiveness improvement for each part will be proposed. The growing international interdependence has increased the importance of knowledge about and proactive reaction to the new global changes. When it comes to preparing students for an ever-evolving global future, approaches to language teaching that focus on aspects besides the language itself, such as CBLT, are becoming an ever more valuable tool. We hope our research and shared experience contributes to the development of teaching in ILA education.

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Mirzosaid Sultonov, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, Japan
Timothy Bunting, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, Japan
Julia Arskaya, Irkutsk State University, Russia

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Conference: ACEID2021
Stream: International Education

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Sultonov M., Bunting T., & Arskaya J. (2021) Content-Based Language Teaching in International Liberal Arts Education ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2021 Official Conference Proceedings
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