ERIC Number: ED346734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
German for "A" Level: A Resource-Based Approach. Teaching Languages 5.
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
In view of frustration and dissatisfaction expressed by British language teachers, this book takes a critical look at the present "A" level language examinations and makes a radical reappraisal of the needs of students learning German for "A" level and other examinations. It suggests a fundamental change of emphasis from traditional grammar/translation methods to a more stimulating communicative approach centered around the interests and the intellectual development of students. It outlines systematic procedures for exploring authentic materials and texts of a wide variety of styles and register, proposing a multi-media approach to language learning that is student-oriented. This methodology is illustrated by a series of authentic texts with examples. The book also proposes a new style of "A" level examination that matches this learner-centered approach. Since learners of all ages can use their own initiative and intellectual skills to delve critically into learning a foreign language and culture, this volume is applicable to Sixth Form, Further, or Adult Education. The ideas and techniques may also be of interest to teachers of other languages who have a working knowledge of German. Appended are some useful sources of authentic materials for teaching German in the Sixth Form. Contains 12 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)