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Teaching Modern Languages in the Primary School - Patricia Driscoll

Teaching Modern Languages in the Primary School

By: Patricia Driscoll (Editor), David Frost (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th April 1999
ISBN: 9780415183833
Number Of Pages: 256

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It has been argued for some time that to improve language learning in Britain we need to start earlier, as many other European countries do.
This book is addressed to policy makers and teachers who are considering the possibility of getting involved in the teaching of MFL in the primary school.

List of illustrations
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Policy and rationalep. 7
Modern foreign languages in the primary school: a fresh startp. 9
Teacher expertise in the primary modern foreign languages classroomp. 27
Policy issues for primary modern languagesp. 50
Classroom issuesp. 65
The four language skills: the whole works!p. 67
Teaching in the target languagep. 88
Classroom connectionsp. 99
Games and songs for teaching modern foreign languages to young childrenp. 114
Resources for the teaching of modern foreign languages in the primary schoolp. 126
Intercultural competence and foreign language learning in the primary schoolp. 138
European school links as a vehicle for promoting languages in the UKp. 152
Future developmentp. 163
Modern foreign languages in the primary school in England: some implications for initial teacher trainingp. 165
Developing primary MFL: a teacher-led, community-focused approachp. 181
A research agenda for modern languages in the primary schoolp. 197
Referencesp. 208
Appendix Ip. 210
Appendix IIp. 228
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780415183833
ISBN-10: 0415183839
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.62  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1