Chapter published in:Current Perspectives on Literary Reading
Edited by Dari Escandell and José Rovira-Collado
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 22] 2019
► pp. 174–184
Learning English as a foreign language
Through English authentic children’s books
This article shows how learning a foreign language in Spain is a responsibility since we became members of the European Union (1986). Following the current Spanish and European Educational Legislation, our students have to be competent in a foreign language by the time they finish compulsory education. To achieve this goal the European Commission has promoted several activities and programs as well as our current educative system (LOMCE) has done (multilingual programmes and increasing foreign language teaching time). To success achieving this European and Spanish shared goal, some factors must be pinpointed and are stated along the current article: Motivation to learn a foreign language, applying innovative methodologies and designing effective didactic strategies as using storybooks and storytelling, among others.
Keywords: foreign language learning motivation, innovative methodologies, whole brain teaching, designing storytelling lessons, storybooks didactic strategies
Published online: 07 November 2019
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