The Really Useful Primary Languages Book

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Jayne Wright and Alison Taylor

The Really Useful Primary Languages Book is an easily accessible guide, full of handy resources and activities which are perfect to dip into for enjoyable, engaging and ultimately effective language lessons.

Providing principles, approaches and ideas to help bring the teaching of languages to life in your classroom, this highly practical book will be essential reading for the development of children’s language skills across Key Stage 2 (ages 7 - 11). With examples of practice included throughout, the book covers key topics such as:

  • principles of good planning
  • mixed age classes
  • developing skills such as literacy and oracy
  • phonics
  • grammar
  • storytelling, poems and songs
  • using language games and activities
  • activities for developing reading skills
  • supporting children’s writing
  • integrating learning a language with daily routines
  • cross-curricular language learning
  • peer and self-assessment
  • involving parents in language work at school


  1. Setting the scene
  2. Mapping the way
  3. Developing Skills
  4. Sounds different: phonics
  5. Fun with Grammar
  6. Allons-y! ¡Sí sí sí! Using target language
  7. The Magic of Games
  8. What’s the story?
  9. Go with the flow: poetry
  10. Hitting the right note: music and song
  11. Integrating language learning
  12. Mission Impossible
  13. Assessment and Progression
  14. A world beyond the classroom
  15. Technology tools
  16. A new stage: transition
  17. A helping hand: resources

The experienced author team draws upon their own personal teaching experience, coupled with knowledge of primary best practice and government guidance, to ensure that The Really Useful Primary Languages Book is a stimulating resource to help busy teachers, trainee teachers and teaching assistants to develop their own effective teaching style. Examples are given mainly in French, with some in Spanish, but all ideas and activities can easily be adapted for use in any language.

It is aimed at teachers of KS2 MFL (7 - 11 years).

Paperback, 172pp, 210 x 295mm

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