Use of working tools in foreign languages
all scientific subjects it is advisable to give the pupils some tools
in the foreign language(s) which are taught in class (texts,
instructions for use, pictures with captions, maps, websites…)
insofar as the language level of these tools matches the students’
Using such tools apart from
language courses turns to good account the foreign language
competences and develops them because it increases the length of time
during which the foreign language is part of the intellectual
activity of the pupil.
Such process motivates the
pupils for language learning because it illustrates their practical
interest. The presence of a foreign language in other subjects opens
up new cultural horizons.
This use of tools doesn’t
require the mastery of the foreign language by the teachers of other
subjects. They are not supposed to take in charge a part of the
teaching of foreign languages.
At the beginning of the
school year the teacher of foreign language and the teachers of
scientific subjects choose the tools which seem pertinent as far as
the subject and the language are concerned.
The pupils achieve in the
foreign language course the vocabulary and the structures which are
necessary for the comprehension of each tool in order to continue the
activities with another teacher without his linguistic assistance.
After the use of the tool
in a subject which is carrying on with his proper aims, the language
teacher can ask the class to make various oral or written reports
about the activity they have done and reuse it according to his aims
in matter of language learning process.