Modern language classrooms are currently dominated by the communicative method of language teaching. This reader draws together recent and newly commissioned papers to show the origins of communicative methodology, how it has developed, what its research justification is and how it can most effectively be used in the classroom. Various chapters examine the particular challenges of differentiation, teaching grammar, encouraging pupils to use the target language together and teaching a foreign language to children with special educational needs. The final section discusses ways of developing creativity in the modern languages classroom through the use of drama, creative writing and role play. Anyone involved in teaching modern languages will find this reader a rich source for reflection and good practice.
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For undergraduate or graduate level foreign language methods courses in Teacher Preparation. Also appropriate for junior high and high school teachers of modern foreign languages.Exclusive in its socio-cultural approach to language learning, this comprehensive text builds on the National Communication Standards for foreign language learning. Its goal is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain effective classroom communities of foreign language learners. To accomplish this, the author incorporates the latest research and theoretical insight regarding communication and communicative development with practical application. The result is a complete, effective approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment for foreign languages.
This book is targeted at modern languages teachers of primary school children and focuses on curricula and syllabi, as well as on teaching materials and methodology. The papers look into issues related to both pre- and in-service teacher education, innovative curriculum and syllabus design in tertiary education and lower primary schools, and how new ideas can be implemented at national and classroom levels. The first six papers focus on teacher education curricula and teacher development in pre-service and in-service programs, whereas the last four papers examine curricula, teaching materials and projects in primary schools.--Publisher's description.
"Praise for previous editions: A wealth of theory, research, practical advice, case studies and tasks in one volume. Indispensable for both HEI tutors and mentors, and an important book to recommend to all MFL students. Language Learning Journal Presenting clear, straightforward, factual information on all current issues facing MFL student teachers. An excellent reference guide during the first years of teaching. Mentoring and TutoringLearning to Teach Foreign Languages in the Secondary School has established itself as the leading textbook for student teachers of foreign languages in the UK and internationally. The practical focus is underpinned by a theoretical perspective and backed up by the latest research, encouraging you to develop a personal approach to foreign language teaching. This new, fourth edition, has been comprehensively updated to take account of recent policy and curriculum changes, and now covers a range of relevant statutory frameworks. Fully revised chapters cover the key knowledgeand skills essential for becoming a foreign language teacher:What can we learn from research into language teaching and learning? Teaching methods and learning strategies Creating a meaningful learning environment Transition from Primary to Secondary Therole of digital technologies Teaching in the target language Receptive skills and productive skillsTeaching and learning grammar Planning and reflecting on classroom practice Pupil differences and differentiation Assessment for and of learning. It includes many examples of how to analyse practice to ensure pupil learning is maximised, together with activities and tasks to support you as you analyse your own learning and performance. Learning to Teach Foreign Languages in the Secondary School provides practical help and support for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. It is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary foreign languages school teacher"--
Every secondary school pupil studies modern foreign languages as part of the curriculum, and some do so with considerably more success than others. This book looks firstly at the ways in which languages can be taught, and secondly at case studies that highlight the practical methods that will help teachers get the best results. The case studies included show that the best learners are those who have developed learning strategies that help them succeed. These learning strategies are examined through practical examples carried out in classrooms, and advice is given about ways in which teachers can ensure that all their pupils have the opportunity to develop these skills. Lots of suggestions are made about the various activities teachers can carry out in order to make learning enjoyable and positive. In some cases, the results are shown to be very encouraging and any language teacher should be left with a feeling not only of renewed enthusiasm for their subject area but also a deeper understanding of how to enable learners to reach their full potential.
Excerpt from Methods of Teaching Modern Languages Other, unless we recast our methods, and show by convincing results that there is abundant material for our work. The subject-matter is surely not at fault with reference to the pres ent abnormal position this branch of learning holds in the estimation of scholars. Obloquy has been thrown upon it be cause Of unjust prejudices in certain 'cases; in others be cause the new-comer does not tread the accustomed ruts of a traditional creed. It is, therefore, viewed with suspicion; but until its powers shall have been tested by the same dis. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.