1st Edition

Aspects of Teaching Secondary Modern Foreign Languages Perspectives on Practice

By Ann Swarbrick Copyright 2002
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    This lively and inspiring collection of readings is divided into three sections: 'Developing teaching strategies and effective classroom management' covers all major aspects of classroom practice; 'Planning, evaluating and assessing MFL learning' is a guide to the day to day requirements and practicalities of MFL teaching; 'In search of a wider perspective' considers how MFL teaching might develop and expand, and its place outside the classroom. Fully engaged with teaching and learning MFL at a practical level, it illustrates concepts and good practice through a braod range of classroom-based examples and case studies.
    Issues covered in this book include:

    • maximising potential
    • engaging pupils in their learning
    • developing listening, reading and oral skills
    • use of information communication technology
    • assessment and differentiation
    • broadening the content of MFL lessons
    • role play in the language class
    • MFL beyond the classroom.


    Part 1: Developing Teaching Strategies and Effective Classroom Management 1. Learning to Learn: Strategy Instruction in the Modern Languages Classroom 2. Modern Languages for All: Maximising Potential 3. Classroom Management: Engaging Pupils in their Learning 4. Developing Listening Skills 5. Encouraging More Talk in the Modern Languages Classroom 6. Video in Language Learning: Developing Oral Skills 7. Developing Reading Skills 8. Words: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary 9 Finding the Wavelength Part 2: Planning Evaluating anf Assessing MFL Learning 10. Planning MFL Learning 11. Teaching Keystage 4 Classes 12. Planning Your Use of Information Communication Technology 13. Assessment 14. Differentiation Part 3: In Search of a Wider Perspective 15. Opening the Classroom Door: Broadening the Content of MFL Lessons 16. Language Teaching and Development Education 17. Role Play in the Post 16 Language Class: A Drama Teacher's Perspective 18. MFL Beyond the Classroom


    Ann Swarbrick

    'This book [is] most informative, as it offer[s] many examples of pedagogical tools. Highly recommended...to pre-service teachers and graduate teacher educators.' - Bilingual Education and Bilingualism