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Modern Foreign Languages

Teaching School Subjects 11-19, 1st Edition

By Norbert Pachler, Michael Evans, Shirley Lawes


200 pages

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Covering the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards and also fully exploring issues to do with subject knowledge in learning to teach, this is the essential guide for teachers of foreign languages. Acknowledging that an essential element of a secondary teacher's identity is tied up with their subject taught, the book is divided into three sections:

  • framing the subject
  • teaching the subject
  • modern languages within the professional community.

This book aims to provide stimulating assistance to subject specialists by helping them find ways of thinking about their specialism, how to teach with it, and how to enagage with what pupils learn through it.

Written with teachers of modern foreign languages in the years of their early professional development in mind, this book is also suitable for those on PGCE courses, those in their induction year, and those in years two and three of their teaching career.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Key Pedagogical Issues and Planning 1. Communicative Approaches to Modern Foreign Language Teaching and Using Target Language 2. Planning Modern Foreign Language Lessons 3. Presenting New Vocabulary and Structures4. Developing Modern Foreign Language Skills through Formative AssessmentPart 2: Developing Key Skills, Knowledge and Understanding 5. Developing Modern Foreign Language Listening Skills 6. Developing Speaking Skills in the Modern Foreign Language7. Use of Storylines to Develop Reading and Writing Skills8. Grammar in the Modern Foreign Language Classroom9. Cultural Awareness and Visits Abroad10. Internet-based Approaches to Modern Foreign Language Teaching and LearningPart 3: Broadening Your Perspective 11. Why Teach MFL at KS2?12. Working with

About the Authors

Norbert Pachler is Associate Dean: Initial and Continuing Professional Development and Co-Director: Centre for Excellence for Work-based Learning for Education Professionals at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Michael Evans is Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Cambridge.

Shirley Lawes is part-time PGCE tutor, St Martin's College and Research Officer, Oxford University, Department of Educational Studies.

About the Series

Teaching School Subjects 11-19

This series for PGCE students provides a new concept in textbooks. The books start by recognizing student teachers as subject specialists and so focus on how these students can turn their specialist degree-level knowledge into school-level knowledge for their pupils. Each title combines this approach with coverage of the training standards and the inductions standards and guidance for best practice.

Clearly written and thought-provoking, each chapter opens and closes with ‘orientation questions’ and ‘for further thinking’ respectively. Lists of further reading are also included together with the addresses of useful websites, and ‘case-in-point’ examples are used to illustrate practical applications.

The Teaching School Subjects 11-19 series provides stimulating assistance by helping students find ways of thinking about their specialism, how to teach with it and how to engage with what pupils learn through it.

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Subject Categories

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