CLIL Focus: An Interview with Professor Makoto Ikeda

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Interviewed by Laura MacGregor, Gakushuin University

In an interview in August 2015, Professor Ikeda spoke with Laura MacGregor about his first encounters with content and language integrated learning (CLIL), and how CLIL has shaped his teaching beliefs and teaching practices. He also discussed how teachers could implement CLIL principles in their classes in Japan. 

Makoto Ikeda is professor of English philology and English language education at Sophia University. He received his MA from King’s College London and his PhD from Sophia University. He has published a number of articles and books on CLIL, and guest-edited a special issue of The International CLIL Research Journal focusing on CLIL in Japan.