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Keeping track of progress

In Reflections on reading: from GCSE to A level, language teachers charts the reading habits of a Year 9 class moving from beginner to intermediate level, and the problems faced in moving from GCSE to A-level. Price Pounds 15 from the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research.

Due out on March 31 are New Contexts for Modern Language Learning: cross-curricular approaches (Pathfinder 27, Pounds 5), which suggests practical ways to broaden the teaching programme, and Making Effective use of the Dictionary (Pathfinder 28, Pounds 5), showing how dictionary skills can stimulate a sense of enquiry and help learners become independent. A video with teachers' notes, Opening the Door on the Modern Languages Classroom, co-published with University College of St Martin's, Lancaster, comes out in the summer. Details: 0171 379 5101. To order send a cheque plus Pounds 2.50 postage to: CILT mail order, PO Box 8, Llandysul, Dyfed SA44 4ZB.

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