1st Edition

Teach Now! Modern Foreign Languages Becoming a Great Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

By Sally Allan Copyright 2015
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners.

    Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great modern foreign languages teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book guides you through all the different aspects of MFL teaching offering clear, straightforward advice on classroom practice, lesson planning and working in schools.

    Teaching and learning, planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, with a host of carefully chosen examples used to demonstrate good practice. There are also chapters on the essentials of the MFL curriculum, pedagogical techniques, strategies to engage students in language learning, and how to succeed in observations and interviews. Throughout the book, there is a great selection of ready-to-use activities, approaches and techniques which will help put you on the fast track to success in the classroom.

    Covering everything you need to know, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding MFL teacher.



    Introduction  1. Curriculum Essentials: What are the Key Components and Challenges in Teaching this Subject?  2. Pedagogy Essentials: What Techniques and Strategies Work Best in Teaching this Subject  3. Planning Essentials: What Does Good Long-, Medium- and Short-Term Planning Look Like?  4. Assessment Essentials: Different Ways of Assessing Students’ Progress (Formative and Summative)  5. Differentiating: How to Make the Subject Relevant, Challenging and Accessible to all Ability Levels?  6. Using Language to Explain, Question, Give Feedback  7. Ensuring Good Behaviour  8. Dealing with Observations  9. Dealing with Pressure  10. Applying for Your First Post  11. Interview Advice and Likely Questions  12. Your First Term in Post  Further Reading


    Sally Allan is Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for student achievement at Forest Hall School, Stansted Mountfitchet, UK.