1st Edition

Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School

ISBN 9780415557429
Published September 22, 2011 by Routledge
144 Pages

USD $48.95

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Book Description

Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School is for every teacher –whether generalist or specialist, trainee or experienced – wanting to confidently introduce foreign language teaching into their classroom.

Based on the author’s extensive experience of teaching across Key Stages 1-2, this book provides practical strategies that can be easily implemented in your setting.  Offering comprehensive guidance on the pedagogy that underpins language teaching, it covers everything you’ll need to teach foreign languages effectively:

  • Planning, teaching and assessment
  • Pedagogical approaches
  • Integrating primary languages across the curriculum
  • Where to find and how to use good resources
  • Using TAs effectively to support language learning
  • Inclusive practice
  • Using ICT in language teaching
  • How to promote children’s intercultural understanding

Illustrated with useful lesson ideas and a range of examples from the classroom, Teaching Foreign Languages in the Primary School is an indispensable source of support for all student and practising primary school teachers.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. Why should languages be introduced at primary level?  2. Pedagogical approaches to teaching primary languages  3. The planning and teaching of primary languages  4. Primary languages across the curriculum  5. Teaching assistants  6. Intercultural understanding  7. Assessing primary languages  8. Inclusive practice in primary languages  9. Developing competence and the future of primary languages  References and Further Reading

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Sally Maynard is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Theology, York St John University, UK.