The project CLIL-HET aims at grouping ESP and CLIL experts/specialists to prepare the platform for networking within V4 and Western Balkan (WB) countries to support disciplinary teachers at Higher education institutions (HEIs) to set up English education environment (EEE). HEIs are pressured to provide courses taught in English to enhance students´ and teachers´ / experts´ mobility within EU or/and in non EU world to share knowledge, to network and to participate in solving challenges of the current global world. Most HEIs in V4 countries provide study programmes for their students in their mother tongues and what is more, in some cases ESP courses for students have been cut or completely cancelled. This might be one of the factors which lead to lower level of mobility than EU expected. To support incoming and outgoing mobility of HEIs in V4 and also in WB countries.
MTF STU – the project grantee conducted a research focused on perception and readiness of disciplinary teachers to provide their courses in English. Approximately two thirds of them are willing to teach in English, however, they need didactic and/or linguistic support. According to a brief survey conducted at MTF STU, most students would prefer partial English integration into education. They expressed some fear of studying only in English as well. This led us to try CLIL approach for establishing EEE in close cooperation with other 5 project partners :
- University of Szeged, Hungary
- The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budejovice, the Czech Republic
- The State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow, Poland
- The University in Pristina’s Faculty of Philosophy in Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
- EPOKA University, Albania