Skopje, North Macedonia, April 22, 2019 - In her remarks opening the event, Her Excellency Radmila Sekerinska welcomed the participants, and underscored the importance of international cooperation to promote both professional education and how it links to future security. “North Macedonia has strength in its diversity and welcomes cooperation with both NATO and its international partners to promote education in the classrooms of the future.”
The article discusses the issue of the Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) method and its application in military education programs. Firstly, it focuses on CLIL’s concept and models, discusses opportunities and challenges arising out of the method in educational institutes with regard to a Spanish-led research; secondly, it formulates challenges for CLIL implementation and enumerates barriers related to it. The final part concerns recommendations on the CLIL application for one of the Polish military universities. In the recommendations authors emphasize that CLIL is an advantageous tool for professionally-oriented education by which, apart from the linguistic skills, selfdirected learning and intercultural communication skills can be highly improved.