Teaching Languages Creatively brings together the experience of international primary language experts to explore creative teaching and learning in primary languages. Drawing on the latest research and theory and illustrated with ideas and case studies from real schools, it covers key topics, including:
- engaging students in the target language;
- celebrating bilingualism in the classroom;
- incorporating technology into modern teaching;
- integrating language learning across the curriculum;
- successful transitions;
- learning languages through singing, storytelling and dance.
Ideal for primary trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers, and established teachers looking for creative new ideas to enrich the learning experience of their students, Teaching Languages Creatively is an essential guide for inspiring the love of languages that is so vital for young learners.
Table of Contents
Series Editor’s Foreword
- Reviewing the Landscape Philip Hood
- Learning from creative bilingual classrooms Susan Jones and Philip Hood
- Creative approaches to promoting target language use in the primary classroom Colin Christie
- Developing speaking and pronunciation skills through storytelling on the app iTEO Claudine Kirsch
- Teaching languages creatively through the context of mathematics Sarah Lister and Pauline Palmer
- From Empires and Eruptions to Lost Worlds: Placing languages at the heart of the primary curriculum Elaine Minett
- Ahoy there, me hearties! Combining foreign languages and dance in the primary curriculum Elaine Minett and Laure Jackson
- Teaching the youngest learners Kristina Tobutt and Philip Hood
- Creativity around transition Katherine Richardson
- The next stage of a journey? Lessons learned from Scotland Lynne Jones and Fhiona Mackay
- The next stage of a journey? Lessons learned from this book Philip Hood
Philip Hood works as a part-time tutor at the University of Nottingham after his retirement in 2017.