Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School

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Author: Claudine Kirsch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826489494

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School advises modern foreign language trainee and qualified teachers on how to teach MFL successfully at primary level. This book offers full information, including sections on: *children's ideas about how to learn languages *the current situation of MFL in the UK, Europe and elsewhere *research into second language acquisition (e.g. behaviourist, cognitive and sociocultural perspectives) *different approaches to teaching foreign languages (e.g. audio lingualism, communicative language teaching, task-based instruction) *the use of games, songs and stories *ways of developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills *ways of developing intercultural understanding, knowledge about language and language learning strategies *assessment, continuity with secondary school, and ways of facilitating transition. Brimming with case studies and tried and tested ideas from a multi lingual language teacher and ITE lecturer, Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School shows that language teaching at primary level can be both effective and enjoyable - no matter what language the pupils have as their first, and no matter what level the teacher has reached in their own language learning.

Issues in Modern Foreign Languages Teaching

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Author: K. Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134581041

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Issues in Modern Foreign Languages Teaching draws together a range of issues in the teaching of modern foreign languages into one volume that will encourage students and newly qualified teachers to consider and reflect on the issues so that they can make a reasoned and informed judgement about their teaching of MFL. It will be relevant for students and newly qualified teachers at both primary and secondary level and will fill a gap in their knowledge due to time constraints - and an emphasis on standards - on ITT and PGCE courses.

Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School

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Author: Sally Maynard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136645187

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School is for every teacher –whether generalist or specialist, trainee or experienced – wanting to confidently introduce foreign language teaching into their classroom. Based on the author’s extensive experience of teaching across Key Stages 1-2, this book provides practical strategies that can be easily implemented in your setting. Offering comprehensive guidance on the pedagogy that underpins language teaching, it covers everything you’ll need to teach foreign languages effectively: Planning, teaching and assessment Pedagogical approaches Integrating primary languages across the curriculum Where to find and how to use good resources Using TAs effectively to support language learning Inclusive practice Using ICT in language teaching How to promote children’s intercultural understanding Illustrated with useful lesson ideas and a range of examples from the classroom, Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School is an indispensable source of support for all student and practising primary school teachers.

Learning to Teach Foreign Languages in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

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Author: Norbert Pachler,Michael Evans,Ana Redondo,Linda Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415689960

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 411

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"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"--

The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School

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Author: Patricia Driscoll,David Frost

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415183833

Category: Education

Page: 237

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It has been argued for some time that to improve language learning in Britain we need to start earlier, as many other European countries do. This book is addressed to policy makers and teachers who are considering the possibility of getting involved in the teaching of MFL in the primary school.

Teaching Modern Languages in the Primary School

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Author: Patricia Driscoll,David Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134670850

Category: Education

Page: 256

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It has been argued for some time that to improve language learning in Britain we need to start earlier, as many other European countries do. This book is addressed to policy makers and teachers who are considering the possibility of getting involved in the teaching of MFL in the primary school.

Living Languages: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Foreign Languages in Primary Schools

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Author: Catherine Watts,Clare Forder,Hilary Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675019

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Living Languages is simply bursting with practical and original ideas aimed at teachers and trainee teachers of foreign languages in primary schools. Written by a team of experienced linguists, this book will inspire and motivate the foreign language classroom and the teachers who work within it. Living Languages comprises eight chapters and is structured around the integrated classroom, merging language learning with different aspects of the wider curriculum such as multimedia, performance, celebrations and festivals, creativity and alternative approaches to teaching languages. A DVD is also included with the book containing additional teaching materials and the associated films and audio recordings which make this a fully-developed and effective teaching resource. Over 50 real-life case studies and projects are presented, all of which have been tried and tested in the classroom with several having won recent educational awards. Ideas and activities outlined in this unique resource include: Languages across the curriculum helping to cement cross-curricular links and embed new languages in different contexts linking subjects such as history, science, PE and mathematics with French, German and Spanish; Arts and crafts projects in Languages, making and doing, including making books, creating beach huts and cooking biscuits; Languages, celebrations and festivals projects including the German Christmas market, Spanish Day of the Dead, celebrating Mardi Gras and the European Day of Languages among many others; Continuing Professional Development to inspire primary teachers to continue their individual professional development. The chapter contains concrete examples of others’ experiences in this area and includes details of support organisations and practical opportunities. Each project is explored from the teachers’ perspective with practical tips, lesson plans and reflections woven throughout the text such as what to budget, how to organise the pre-event period, how to evaluate the activity and whom to contact for further advice in each case. Activities and examples throughout are given in three languages – French, German and Spanish.

Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School

The What, Why and How of Early MFL Teaching

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Author: Sharpe, Keith (Professor of Education, De Montfort University, Bedford)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136609059

Category: Education

Page: 221

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An overview of the place of modern languages in the primary school in the 21st century. It is written for anyone with an active role in teaching languages in schools today, either at primary or secondary levels. It discusses the practical issues involved in teaching MFL to primary students.

Learning Foreign Languages in Primary School

Research Insights

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Author: Dr. María del Pilar García Mayo

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783098120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book presents research on the learning of foreign languages by children aged 6-12 years old in primary school settings. The collection provides a significant and important contribution to this often overlooked domain and aims to provide research-based evidence that might help to inform and develop pedagogical practice. Topics covered in the chapters include the influence of learner characteristics on word retrieval; explicit second language learning and language awareness; meaning construction; narrative oral development; conversational interaction and how it relates to individual variables; first language use; feedback on written production; intercultural awareness raising and feedback on diagnostic assessment. It will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, teachers and stakeholders who are interested in research on how children learn a second language at primary school.