This article examines the long-term effects of CLIL on former pupils’ foreign language and intercultural attitudes. The 24 participants, who received English-medium CLIL for nine years in the 1990s, were interviewed and the data analyzed using thematic analysis. The participants generally felt that CLIL had had a very positive effect on their target language attitudes. However, many considered that CLIL had affected negatively on their attitudes towards other foreign languages. The perceptions regarding the effect of CLIL on intercultural attitudes diverged more. The study elucidates the long-standing impact CLIL can have on individuals’ attitudes yielding insights into future CLIL education.

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Keywords CLIL, education, Finland, foreign language attitudes, intercultural attitudes
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2018.1465069, hdl.handle.net/1765/106259
Journal Language and Intercultural Communication
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Roiha, A. (Anssi), & Sommier, M. (2018). Viewing CLIL through the eyes of former pupils: insights into foreign language and intercultural attitudes. Language and Intercultural Communication, 1–17. doi:10.1080/14708477.2018.1465069