Designed to complement Learning to Teach Modern Foreign Languages in the Secondary School, this book focuses specifically on the skills and processes of teaching MFL at A and A/S level in schools and colleges. The book is divided into three sections: the changing nature of A and A/S level courses; bridging the gap between GCSE and A level; and planning, teaching and assessment. With chapters on learner independence, teaching and learning grammar, planning topics and programmes of work, working with literature, and vocational alternatives, the book will be an essential text for all secondary MFL students and teachers.
'[This book] would constitute a worthwhile acquisition to the library of any institution that is engaged in training language teachers and could merit addition to reading lists in methods courses.' - Modern Language Journal
'Norbert Pachler has successfully drawn around him a team of experts, researchers rather than practitioners, whose combined contributions to the compendium provide a hitherto non existent handbook. This collection attempts to and succeeds in characterizing the teaching of modern foreign language teaching at pre-university level.' - Derek Meacher, Language Learning Research