Author: Hilary McColl
Date of Publication: December 2015
Series Title: Scottish Languages Review Issue 30
Notes: DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.2056494
What exactly is meant by the term ‘classroom language'? Why are language teachers in Scotland exhorted to do more to implement curricular guidelines in this respect, even though it is not an element that is tested? How might teachers develop their language programmes to accommodate greater use of classroom language? More importantly, how do we persuade our learners to actively use the target language for their daily interactions in the classroom? The author reflects on these and other related questions arising from a re-reading of the Modern Languages Excellence Report, published by Scottish Government in 2011.