"Hola, bonjour, ciao" Is this the aim of Modern Foreign Language teaching in the primary classroom?


Woodgate-Jones, A. (2004) "Hola, bonjour, ciao" Is this the aim of Modern Foreign Language teaching in the primary classroom? In, ATEE 2004 Conference (ATEE 2004): Environmental Education and Sustainable Development, Agrigento, Sicily, 23 - 27 Oct 2004.

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In 2002 the UK government outlined its strategy to introduce Modern Foreign Languages (MFLs) into primary schools by 2010. This study investigates the opinions of tutors and trainee teachers specialising in primary MFLs. Data from questionnaires, interviews and focus groups indicate that both groups consider linguistic awareness and transferable language learning skills to be more important than cultural awareness. The study also examines whether spending a month teaching abroad encourages an understanding of different educational systems.

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Keywords: linguistic awareness, transferable language learning skills, cultural awareness, practicum abroad, modern foreign languages
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 54577
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:37
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/54577

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