Invited Speakers

Tarja Nikula

Centre for Applied Language Studies

University of Jyväskylä (Finland)


Language matters in subject-specific knowledge building: bridging CLIL theory and practice

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Tarja Nikula is professor in the Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests include socio-functional approaches to language learning, multilingual classroom interaction, disciplinary literacy orientations to content and language integrated learning, and the conceptual challenges that CLIL poses for central notions within applied linguistics. She has published widely in these areas. For example, she has co-edited the volumes Language Use and Language Learning in CLIL Classrooms (2010, John Benjamins) and Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education (2016, Multilingual Matters), and special issues on CLIL and translingual and multilingual pedagogies for journals.