Exploiting hand-held flashcards | noreply@blogger.com (Steve Smith)

One of the features of my new book Becoming an Outstanding Languages Teacher (published by Routledge in late August and available for pre-order from Amazon) is the focus I place on the nuts and bolts of individual lessons and lesson sequences. Several chapters include tables describing in detail how teachers and pupils can interact during oral lessons. I hope this will be of particular use to trainee teachers (as well as more experienced practitioners, of course – I have to say that!). Plug over.

I adopted a format of three columns with Teacher Cues, Student Responses and Commentary. The…

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