Use of Target Language

8 Nov

Target language is a tricky one.  There are no concrete guidelines in the UK, simply recommendations and suggestions on its use.

Please comment freely on this post particularly if you teach French / German / Spanish as a Foreign Language outside of the UK as I am very keen to hear what the situation is elsewhere.

The ITE conference at CILT :

http://www.cilt.org.uk/events/product.aspx?id=63 

This year the conference (aimed at HE teacher trainers and school mentors) focuses on this very topic and takes place in just over a week and half so I will be reporting back and adding to this blog post.

Watch this space!

Suzi

 

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2 Responses to “Use of Target Language”

  1. spanishsam November 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    HiyaI am a great believer of target language use in the classroom, as it was a very large part of my teacher training at the Uni of Cumbria (what was St Martins). We learnt how to do a variety of routines to incorporate the TL and to encourage spontaneity in TL use by pupils. My course tutor, James Burch, is one of my role models and he has written a book called Something to Say (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-Say-Promoting-Spontaneous-Classroom/dp/1902031865) that I really recommend.Sanm

  2. Steve May 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Seems amazing that in 2011 we are still debating this issue! There is a lot to say abotu TL use, but it is hard to deny that a good deal of it is necessary.

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