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The authors examine ways in which language-learning can be made a rich experience for all. They offer ideas on how to start language programmes in schools, or enhance those already in place. The book:
- Features a 3-stage practical approach to teaching languages with different age groups in primary schools
- Develops a coherent view of language learning and teaching
- Refers to the KS2 Framework elements of oracy, literacy, intercultural understanding, knowledge about language and language learning strategies
- Contains a chapter which offers a theoretical introduction to content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
- Refers to the QTS Standards and offers a short guide to internet-based and multimedia resources
This book is for Primary ITE students and experienced teachers who are taking on the Modern Language coordinator role or teaching modern languages in primary schools for the first time.
Philip Hood is Course Director of the National SCITT Primary PGCE and Lecturer in Modern Languages Education at the University of Nottingham. Kristina Tobutt is a Primary teacher and Associate Consultant for Nottinghamshire LA.
'The ten chapters are broken down into very useful subheadings assisting the reader well. The preface is helpful in setting the scene and orienting the reader, suggesting starting point appropriate to their experience. Each chapter has an introductory vignette which is helpful and interesting' - ESCalate
'This invaluable, research-informed book represents a welcome addition to publications in the field of Primary Languages Education. It offers clear guidance to schools embarking on the provision of early language learning (ELL). More experienced practitioners will welcome the focus on progression, assessment and cross-curricular approaches' - Jan Rowe, Liverpool Hope University