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Review of The Language Teacher Toolkit

We were pleased to read the following review of our book written by Joanna Asse-Drouet, Head of Primary MFL at Alice Smith International School of Kuala Lumpur (you can find the review on www.amazon.fr.):

"The most useful book I have read in a while and a definite "must-have" for all aspiring language teachers, but also for more established and experienced educators!

Steve Smith and Gianfranco Conti have brilliantly covered all parts of language teaching, as well as all questions you could ever ask yourself as a Modern Foreign Language teacher. Detailed research and thorough analysis of a variety of approaches will guide you through captivating chapters dedicated to the different skills we teach every day. Teaching Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing is meticulously covered, but you will also find tips on how to successfully teach culture, grammar, tenses or how to make translation a useful learning tool.

Steve and Gianfranco give concrete examples of excellent, fun activities that you will be able to use in a variety of contexts: from teacher-led tasks to peer-coaching, from 'Gianfranco's 'micro-listening' tasks for bottom-up processing' to 'Steve's zero preparation reading activities'... the impressive list of brilliant tips does not seem to end!

Motivation and behaviour management, formative and summative assessment, marking and feedback are also covered, as well as the effective use of technology in our modern classrooms. Steve and Gianfranco even give us some great examples of outstanding lesson plans at the end of their book.

As I said, I would highly recommend The Language Teacher Toolkit to all language teachers. I have found every single chapter inspiring and uplifting and I have thoroughly enjoyed its reflective approach, which makes it unique!"

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