This is a practical handbook for aspiring and practising teachers of modern languages with students aged 11+. This user-friendly handbook for busy teachers contains up-to-date advice on a range of topics including: planning outstanding lesson; teaching the four key language skills; stretching able and talented and multilingual students; including and engaging students with weaker skills; using ICT to advance language skills and build international links; and, teaching MFL at post 16. There is also a companion website containing links to useful resources, videos and websites. This book is invaluable for trainees, newly qualified teachers and more experienced practitioners looking for practical ideas and strategies to motivate and engage learners in modern languages. Each title in the "Handbooks" series is a comprehensive guide to preparing to teach, teaching with confidence and making the most of assessment in secondary schools. Each handbook contains practical advice for teachers, from working with Teaching Assistants to guidance on continued professional development, as well as plenty of strategies for making lessons stimulating, cross-curricular and fun.
Formerly the Secondary Modern Languages Adviser for Suffolk, Gill Ramage is an independent modern languages adviser, author and trainer. She also teaches modern languages at a secondary school in Suffolk.
1. What's the point of learning a language?; 2. Planning outstanding lessons; 3. Teaching learners how to listen; 4. Getting students talking; 5. Reading: the Cinderella skill; 6. Teaching students to write; 7. Using the target language (TL); 8. Grammar, thinking and creativity; 9. Assessment and progression; 10. Making MFL learning real; Useful information and websites; Index.