Provides teachers with a range of strategies for motivating pupils of various ages in modern foreign languages. Containing material for primary teachers, as well as teaching tips, lesson ideas, and a directory, this book shows how learning a language can be fun.
This user-friendly handbook for busy teachers contains up-to-date advice on a range of topics including: • Planning outstanding lessons • Teaching the four key language skills• Stretching able and talented students• Including and engaging students with weaker skills• Using ICT to advance language skills and build international links• Teaching modern languages at post 16 There is also a companion website containing links to useful resources 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.
Properly structured homework is critical in ensuring that a student is progressing within full-time education. In this second edition the author provides a range of techniques that can be applied to motivate the most laziest of students.
Teaching thinking in general, rather than merely teaching thinking within curricular subject areas, has become an extremely trendy area of education. In this work, Sue Cowley provides top tips for teaching thinking in her usual approachable, witty and practical style.
'I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed reading and thinking about this book. I would make staff read it, saving all our INSET budget. It resonates so well with our Teaching and Learning and Behaviour policies that staff, for various reasons, can't, won't, don't always apply... How can anyone resist a book where the words 'heuristic' and 'oodles' occur in adjacent sentences'... It is very readable and should have a big impact on Maths teaching.' Catherine Sykes, Deputy Headteacher, Gawthorpe High School, Burnley. Following the outrageously successful formula of Getting the Buggers to Behave, this extremely practical guide equips teachers with a huge number of strategies for improving pupils' numeracy skills in the classroom. Mike Ollerton shows how active learning, equipment based and surprise perspectives can bring mathematics alive. Brimming with useful tips and inspirational advice on every aspect of mathematics teaching, this book will prove essential reading for mathematics teachers everywhere.
Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning brings together new and original studies in the area of critical applied linguistics, language policy and planning, and language learning and teaching. The book, divided into three sections, first offers critical views on various aspects of language in society, ranging from the construction of national identity, language and justice, racial and identity issues in the ELT industry, to language in business discourse. It then reports on language policy in the school curriculum, language learning in tertiary education, and Aboriginal languages policy. In the third section, it addresses issues in language learning and teaching, such as the role of parents in literacy learning, multiple script literacy, and language learning and maintenance strategies.
'100 Ideas for Teaching Languages' contains 100 creative and innovative ideas for getting students engaged in speaking and understanding languages. Ideas range from solving murder mysteries to using celebrity magazines.