UEC employs the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) approach to teaching English. This method involves learning subjects such as math, history, geography, music, art and science through the medium of a foreign language. This method focuses heavily on functional language and favors fluency over accuracy.
An effective CLIL lesson combines elements of:
Progression in knowledge, skills and understanding related to specific elements of a defined curriculum. Using language to learn whilst learning to use language. Developing thinking skills which link concept formation (abstract and concrete), understanding and language. Exposure to alternative perspectives and shared understandings, which deepen awareness of otherness and self. UEC uses this innovative approach because it; provides language for real purposes, develops learners in a wider cultural context and prepares students for international schools and exams. Essentially, UEC creates well-rounded, dual-educated pupils, who thrive in an open, multi-subject environment.