The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School

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Patricia Driscoll, David Frost
Psychology Press, 1999 - Education - 237 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Teacher expertise in the primary modern foreign languages
27
Social relationships which influence the conditions
41
References
48
Policy issues for primary modern languages
50
The place of the foreign language in the primary curriculum
56
Postscript
62
Teaching in the target language
88
Acknowledgements
137
Intercultural competence and foreign language learning in
138
Teachers of language and culture in primary education
146
European school links as a vehicle for promoting languages
152
Summary of survey findings
158
Primary MFL training for nonspecialists
176
a teacherled communityfocused
181
A national framework of support for local government
188

Classroom connections
99
Sharing good practice
108
Games and songs for teaching modern foreign languages
114
Conclusion
124
Different learning modes
131
References
194
Metalinguistic awareness and partial immersion
203
Appendix 1
215
Index
229
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