The Target Language in the MFL classroom: what are the issues, what is the research evidence?

Date: Saturday 19th June 2010

This one day conference, aimed at teacher trainers, trainees and experienced teachers, focused on issues surrounding the issue of use of the target language in Modern Foreign Language teaching. The conference combined presentations of ongoing research in the field with practical workshops on innovative techniques for classroom practice. Seminars and workshops were led by both experienced practitioners and researchers.

Among our guest speakers were Professor Do Coyle (University of Aberdeen), Katie Lee (The Willink School)  and Professor Ernesto Macaro (University of Oxford).

You can view the invited speakers’ powerpoint slides (in pdf) by clicking on the title of the talk.

Ernesto Macaro University of Oxford
Target language in the classroom: where are we now?

Do Coyle University of Aberdeen
Exploding the myths: using, misusing and reusing classroom language

Katie Lee (The Willink School)
Meanings that Matter: A practical guide to authentic communication in the target language