Modern Foreign Languages
This is a list of introductory texts originally offered as a starting point to Languages PGCE students and useful for experienced teachers to improve their own practise.
All texts listed below will serve as a good introduction to language learning theories – especially those highlighted with an asterisk (*).
Second Language Learning and Language Teaching
Hodder Education (fourth edition), 2008
Driscoll, P., Macaro, E. and Swarbrick, A.
Debates in Modern Languages Education
London: Routledge, 2013
Field, K. (ed)
Learning Strategies in Second and Foreign Language Classrooms
London: Continuum, 2001
**Also available as an e-book
Teaching and Learning a Second Language
London: Continuum, 2003
Macaro, E, Graham, S. and Woore, R.
Improving Foreign Language Teaching: Towards a research-based curriculum and pedagogy
London: Routledge, Due Sept. 2015
Mitchell, R., Myles, F. and Marsden, E.
Second Language Learning Theories
London: Routledge (third edition), 2013
Pachler, N. and Redondo, A. (eds)
A Practical Guide to Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School
London: Routledge, 2014
Spada, N. and Lightbown, P. M.
How Languages are Learned
Oxford University Press, 2006
Aspects of Teaching Secondary Modern Foreign Languages
London: Routledge, 2002