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Rationale behind A*ttitudes


A*ttitudes is a new type of product made possible by the internet. It can develop organically by user demand and quickly respond to changing examination requirements.

The main aims of the writers Steve Glover and Nathalie Kaddouri, both practising teachers of A level French are:-

  • to help recruitment and retention in languages by providing materials which will give students a lot to "get their teeth into"
  • to give the average linguist much more content to practise with and physically learn
  • to provide materials which offer lots of explicit information about the target language culture
  • to practise important grammatical structures in context
  • to provide a reassuring bank of materials which works in the same way for each topic
  • to provide material which can be used in a variety of preferred environments-paper, network, virtual learning environment, smart phone
  • to ensure that all materials go through a series of stages, from the comprehension to the productive
  • to provide materials which will cover the topic requirements of all examination boards if supplemented by legacy examination papers

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