ERIC Number: ED385168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping on Target. Pathfinder 23. A CILT Series for Language Teachers.
This guide illustrates how 14-, 15-, and 16-year-old students can be encouraged to explore and experiment with foreign language learning, developing an increasing awareness of register and idiom and moving from simple to complex uses of language, in the British National language learning system that focuses on the target language. Examples from successful classroom practice demonstrate how progression can be built into the teaching program by gradually extending the range and quality of learning opportunities offered and the sharing of high expectations with the learners. There is much to be gained by involving learners, such as discussing ways in which to improve the quality of their learning environment and negotiating ways in which to promote more spontaneous use of the target language. Some strategies can be quickly implemented, as in wall displays; others take more longterm planning. The real challenge of keeping on target is the development of independence in the learners. French and German examples illustrate the process discussed. (NAV)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, French, German, Idioms, National Programs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teacher Guidance, Teacher Student Relationship
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT), 20 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LB, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).