This text demonstrates the substantial benefits that foreign language work has to offer students with special educational needs, whether in a mainstream or special school setting. The author offers practical advice on lesson planning, course design and methodology.
Table of Contents
Languages for All (Do we really mean all?): Can all children learn foreign languages?; Can all children benefit from foreign language learning?; A climate for foreign language learning; Aims and expectations; Contexts for learning: special schools and units; Contexts for learning: mainstream schools and units. Maximising Potential: Selecting a curriculum development strategy; Recognising common sources of difficulty; Identifying individual learners in difficulty; Reducing or eliminating curricular barriers; Helping all students to learn more effectively. Implications for Management: Introduction; Managing learning in the classroom; Design of tasks; Principles of course design; Course content; Managing curricular links; Alternatives to exclusion from MFL provision in mainstream schools; Operational models in mainstream schools and units; Operational variable in special schools and units
'This book tackles a hot issue and its appearance is timelyâ€¦A champion of 'languages for All' - long before it became national policy - she [the author] makes a compelling case for some form of foreign language learning to be available to all pupilsâ€¦the book would make a useful resource - perhaps for an in-service training day - and deserves to be widely read and discussed by teachers' Times Educational Supplement