This book will to help student and practicing teachers to understand the issues surrounding literacy, the place of transition in pupils' lives, and to feel confident in handling the National Literacy Strategy.

Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages

Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages

Literacy and modern foreign languages


This chapter focuses on recent initiatives in both the primary and secondary sectors, which make links between literacy and modern foreign languages (MFL) in line with changes in current National Curriculum documentation, which now encourages links between subjects. It seeks thereby to demonstrate the contribution that the learning of a foreign language in primary school, at both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, can make to the overall literacy of young children. It argues that the teaching of a foreign language complements the aims and objectives of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS). It goes on to consider work being carried out at Key Stage 3, which makes connections between English and the MFL curriculum and ...

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