Simon Coffey is Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages Education at King’s College London, UK. He is joint editor of the Language Learning Journal.
Ursula Wingateis Senior Lecturer in Language in Education and works in the School of Education, Communication and Society at King’s College London, UK.
The only monolingual learner dictionary for German available at that time proved linguistically too difficult for the intermediate proficiency level. Therefore, new definitions were developed based on findings from the think-aloud study and on principles promoted as user-friendly in lexicographic literature. Comparison of the two definition types revealed several features that determine their effectiveness for intermediate learners. Findings have theoretical and pedagogical implications. In the theoretical field, some lexicographic principles were recommended that are, unlike previous principles, based on empirical insights into user needs. In the pedagogical field, the findings provide an empirical basis for the evaluation and recommendation of suitable dictionaries for intermediate learners.
Now fully updated to include substantive writing about planning and introducing the new assessment scale, this book contains:
comprehensive coverage of resources and planning;
valuable new cross-curricular links;
ready-to-use activities that are anchored in research;
advice on assessment, SEN and the use of technology;
a development of the broader issues of leadership, learning strategies and continuing professional development.
Modern Foreign Languages 5–11 will help practitioners to teach MFL as a dynamic, stand-alone subject while retaining a cross-curricular focus. It builds upon core principles of cultural learning, differentiation, language awareness and transferable skills by providing practical strategies that can be easily implemented in your setting. Offering comprehensive guidance on the pedagogy that underpins language teaching and covering everything you’ll need to teach effectively, this book delivers a range of practical ideas and examples of best practice to help integrate effective language learning, teaching and assessment into the curriculum.
Written to support the needs of trainees, practising teachers and school leaders as they develop their foreign language provision, this guide is key reading for those seeking to enhance their professional practice in primary MFL pedagogy.