Podcast: TTT 003 : What does Teaching through the target language mean? with James Stubbs
25 February 2015
James Stubbs is a hugely dynamic, passionate and creative Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) teacher. He has taught French and Spanish for over 15 years in four comprehensive schools in the UK. He has been Head of Department and Subject Leader in two schools. Prior to 2013 he taught English as a Foreign Language for 3 years at Hello James! (his own language school) and ran courses in aspects of communicative methodology for MFL teachers in the UK and in Spain. He’s particularly interested in teaching through the medium of the target language and incorporating visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles in everything that goes on in the classroom. He has run several INSET courses for teachers of MFL and been invited to speak at several conferences and schools throughout the UK. One of these conferences was at the Language Show Live in London where James, who is a member of the Magic Circle gave an enthralling talk to a packed out crowd on how to use magic tricks as a tool for getting pupils to use quite advanced grammatical structures at an earlier stage in their learning than usual.