Designed as a text to support trainee teachers on a course of initial teacher education, this book focuses on essential aspects of modern foreign languages teaching. A theoretical perspective underpins the practical focus, and account is taken of statutory requirements. This book is a revised edition of the highly successful 1997 edition, which has established itself as the reference guide for trainee teachers of modern foreign languages in the UK. Recent changes in legislation and education policy are included and further useful ideas and strategies have been included. ICT is dealt with in a separate chapter as well as referred to throughout the book. The text will assist trainee teachers in developing a personal approach to modern foreign languages teaching and in choosing the most effective and appropriate methods to help pupils gain relevant knowledge, skills and understanding. It also provides support for mentors and tutors working with trainee teachers in modern foreign languages by offering an overview of the areas covered during a course of initial teacher education.
Chapters cover a wide range of relevant topics including: • communicative approaches to the teaching of modern foreign languages • the teaching of grammar and cultural awareness • assessment • the use of the target language • the use of ICT in modern foreign languages teaching and learning as well as for continuing professional development