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 (*).

Cook, V.

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)

Issues in Modern Foreign Languages Teaching
London: Routledge, 2000
**Also available as an e-book

Macaro, E.

Learning Strategies in Second and Foreign Language Classrooms
London: Continuum, 2001
**Also available as an e-book

Macaro, E.

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

Swarbrick, A.

Aspects of Teaching Secondary Modern Foreign Languages
London: Routledge, 2002

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