Teaching Languages in the Primary School

by Philip Hood (Author), Kristina Tobutt (Author)
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Languages are now a more important part of primary education than ever before, and all successful primary teachers need to understand the principles that support good language teaching and learning.

This second edition provides a coherent overview of teaching and learning languages, combining practical strategies for use in the classroom with engaging coverage of how to teach, informed by academic research and theory.

 Key features of this new edition: 

  • Fully updated coverage of policy and curriculum developments, including the 2014 National Curriculum and the Teachers’ Standards
  • A new chapter on curriculum, planning and assessment for KS2
  • Expanded coverage of the transition from primary to secondary school and the implications for teaching
  • More examples of creative teaching and learning throughout.

This is essential reading for all students studying primary languages on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs.

Publication date
February 23, 2015
Page count
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