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Dear Joe, any good MFL books for teacher training

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by laureastrid, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Hello Joe and everyone,
    I hope you don't mind me posing on your forum. I will start an MFL GTP in September. Exciting times!!!! I'm trying to prepare as best as I can before the course starts. Does anyone have any recommendations of good books to read about MFL teaching in the secondary sector. I've seen lots on the internet and wondered which one is worth investing in.
    Also, how can I prepare myself in terms of teaching French and Spanish? I'm French so can speak it pretty well but I'm unfamiliar with the tricks of teaching it to British students. My Spanish needs revision if I am to teach it to KS4 / GCSE level. How could I ensure my SPanish is at the required level before I start? Are there any exams I could take or websites I could investigate?

    Thanks in advance for your help and Hapy Easter!!!
     
  2. Apologies for the typo in the first line especially! I meant "posting", not "posing". How silly!
     
  3. dalej

    dalej New commenter

    Hi laureastrid,
    Have a look at:
    100 ideas for languages teachers
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ideas-Teaching-Languages-Continuum-Hundreds/dp/0826485499
    Getting the *** into Languages
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-***-into-Languages/dp/0826489133/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1303227344&sr=1-1
    100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom (I know you said secondary, but this is still good)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Practising-Foreign-Languages-Primary-Classroom/dp/1903853982/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1303227444&sr=1-9
    To brush up your Spanish, you could listen to the excellent and free Coffee Break Spanish podcasts:
    http://radiolingua.com/shows/spanish/coffee-break-spanish
    You could also ask a local school if you could come in and observe some of the language lessons to get a flavour.
    Hope that helps
    Best wishes
    Joe

     



  4. Thanks Joe, that's very helpful indeed!
     
  5. Bonjour Laurastrid,
    I just sent you a post about books on teaching MFL that you might find interesting.
    GT[​IMG]
     

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