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Aspects of Teaching Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

Perspectives on Practice, 1st Edition

By Ann Swarbrick


312 pages

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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.


'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

Table of Contents

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities