Reviews of Resources Available for Students & NQTs
ALL regularly reviews a wide variety of resources that are available for the different sectors in language teaching and learning. Reviews are conducted by highly experienced ALL members for the benefit of all.
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The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book Alex Bellos Guardian Faber, 2020, 416pp, £14.99 978-1-783-35218-0 When ALL was asked to review this book, my interest was immediately sparked. Having always been interested in the development of languages and an avid puzzle solver, I...
Thanks to ALL Council Member and West of England Branch Secretary Crista Hazell for reporting on the Inside Government Modern Foreign Languages 2018 conference An MFL conference is always exciting, the whole day committed to all things MFL, just brilliant! The...
This is a collection of 12 evidence based research papers to both challenge and give you food for thought whilst making you look differently at primary pupils’ social, linguistic and cognitive abilities.
Following on from co-authoring “The Language Teacher Toolkit” (2016), Steve Smith has written another excellent book packed full of practical and easy-to-implement language teaching ideas. The book is an accessible and informative read for new MFL teachers and more experienced practitioners should also find plenty here to make the purchase worthwhile.
Whether you’re an experienced teacher who has taught literature and film before, or a ‘novice’ somewhat daunted by the requirements of the new A Level languages specification, the Hodder Modern Languages Study Guides are a superb resource for teachers and students alike.
This compendium of initial teacher training (ITT) research projects in language teaching and learning is a good example of partnership working amongst four London providers. There are messages here however, for teachers, trainee teachers and ITT providers anywhere in the country.
This book considers discussion in recent years why adults often state that they have no talent for languages and feel that they can’t succeed.
¿Por qué? – 101 Questions about Spanish is a great read. Working around 101 questions and the answers to them, this punchy format really adds to the book’s appeal.
This handbook is a timely and valuable contribution to the debate on the importance of languages, and will provide teachers with cast-iron research-led arguments for persuading students of the long-term value-added a language skill can bring to employability prospects.
We use ThisisLanguage with all of our KS4 students in French, German and Spanish, and occasionally at KS5. It is the mainstay of our ‘extra’ resources.