Jumpstart! Spanish and Italian: Engaging activities for ages 7–12

1st Edition

Catherine Watts, Hilary Phillips

Published March 19, 2014
Reference - 212 Pages - 93 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415727860 - CAT# Y157688
Series: Jumpstart

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Jumpstart! Spanish and Italian presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students’ understanding of modern languages in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to teach languages engagingly, then this is also the perfect book for you.

A range of innovative ideas to help you set the scene in your language classroom are presented first. These are followed by a feast of short and simple activities designed to help you make quick starts with your students and hold their attention. The focus throughout is on communicative action, bringing languages alive with all activities presented in two languages: Spanish and Italian. Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to:-

  • Listen, respond and understand key elements of the target language;
  • Speak in phrases and sentences with appropriate pronunciation;
  • Express and communicate simple ideas with clarity;
  • Write phrases and short sentences;
  • Develop an understanding of basic grammar;
  • Learn songs and simple poems in the language studied;
  • Engage in active learning through a range of varied activities.

Jumpstart! Spanish and Italian will celebrate the joys of language, and coherent expression; of finding just the right words or phrases to express what you want to say.


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