Teaching Modern Languages

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Modern language classrooms are currently dominated by the communicative method of language teaching. This reader draws together recent and newly commissioned papers to show the origins of communicative methodology, how it has developed, what its research justification is and how it can most effectively be used in the classroom. Various chapters examine the particular challenges of differentiation, teaching grammar, encouraging pupils to use the target language together and teaching a foreign language to children ...

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Overview

Modern language classrooms are currently dominated by the communicative method of language teaching. This reader draws together recent and newly commissioned papers to show the origins of communicative methodology, how it has developed, what its research justification is and how it can most effectively be used in the classroom. Various chapters examine the particular challenges of differentiation, teaching grammar, encouraging pupils to use the target language together and teaching a foreign language to children with special educational needs. The final section discusses ways of developing creativity in the modern languages classroom through the use of drama, creative writing and role play. Anyone involved in teaching modern languages will find this reader a rich source for reflection and good practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415102551
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/25/1993
  • Pages: 196
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.45 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: 1.The historical ball and chain 2.Modern Languages: 20 years of change Part 2: 3.The Communicative Approach to Language Teaching: An Introduction 4.The communicative approach and authentic texts 5.De l'imparfait du subjonctif aux methodes communicatives 6.Communication: sense and nonsense 7.Mistakes are the mistake Part 3: 8.Differentiation in the Foreign Language Classroom 9.Autonomy in language learning 10.Extending opportunities: Modern Foreign Languages for pupils with special educational needs 11.Learning, acquiring, remembering and producing language 12. Getting Pupils talking 13. Teaching grammar in the target language, 14. Why do I have to get it right anyway? 15.Raising Reading Attainment in Modern Languages Part 4: 16.A la recherche du sylo perdu 17.Drama techniques in language teaching 18.Approche communicative: un second souffle 19.Role Activities in The Foreign Language Classroom
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