Foreign Language education

Between topic and education theory

Annette Søndergaard Gregersen, Catherine Watson , Susanne Karen Jacobsen

Forfattere: Annette Søndergaard Gregersen, Catherine Watson, Susanne Karen Jacobsen, Petra Daryai-Hansen, Jette von Holst-Pedersen, Lone Krogsgaard Svarstad, Petra Daryai-Hansen, Annette Søndergaard Gregersen, Susanne Karen Jacobsen, Jette von Holst-Pedersen, Lone Krogsgaard Svarstad , Catherine Watson

The purpose of this book is to present current trends and to entice students to reflect on didactic issues in elementary school foreign language teaching. As each chapter offers an independent input to a concrete and current issue in foreign language teaching, it is not the intent for the chapters of this book to be read from beginning to end. Some chapters are basic and general, while others are more specific; some accumulate and adhere to that which we know to be applicable while others present new approaches.

All chapters are based on a case from a specific teaching situation followed by a number of preliminary questions for reflection in order til identify – and subsequently expand – the didactic focus of the seperate chapter. After reading the chapter, the students are invited to connect the new knowledge with practice through relevant study questions. Finally, each chapter provides suggestions for further reading.