Dr. David Soler Ortínez
David Soler Ortínez is a PhD candidate who holds a degree in English Studies from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and two Master Degrees, one in Teaching English and another in Educational Leadership. He has worked as an English teacher in Blanquerna (Ramon Llull University), as a consultant of educational innovation at ESADE Business School and as a Secondary Education teacher. In his current research, he is focusing on the relationship between educational leadership and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).
Leading effective CLIL programmes in schools
The swift growth of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has caused a diversification of CLIL models designed to fit specific contexts. Although variation across programmes is inevitable, exploring the main factors for the effective implementation of CLIL may help avoid the risk of promoting inefficient practices. Our research examines how three schools have implemented successful CLIL programmes in the Catalan context by analysing, from a leadership perspective, the perceptions and practices of the schools’ principals, English department heads, and CLIL teachers.