'What makes this book so good is its practical design and clear layout. The suggested activities contribute to a deepening of understanding on the topics presented while encouraging teachers to reflect on their own practice. The summaries provided at the end of each chapter give the reader an opportunity to revisit the main concepts. A good selection of useful websites is also suggested linking the content of the different articles with different online resources such as policies, related publications and video-clips ... I would recommend this book as a companion to developing teaching practice of MFL trainee teachers and NQTs, as it provides a well balanced selection of tasks and guidance for further reading and research.' – ESCalate, Higher Education Academy
Dr Norbert Pachler is Associate Dean: Initial and Continuing Professional Development and Co-Director for the Centre of Excellence in Work-based Learning for Education Professionals at the Institute of Education, University of London. He was previously Subject Leader for the Secondary PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages and Course Leader for the MA in Modern Languages in Education.
Ana Redondo is Lecturer in Education in the School of Culture, Language and Communication at the Institute of Education, University of London. She is currently a part-time tutor on the Secondary PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages, and is also a part-time Head of Modern Languages and Senior Teacher at a London secondary school.