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The First Four Years of English

A Hands-On Approach to the Waldorf Way

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ISBN: 9783944911625
Item no.: 1759
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Edition: 1. edition, 2021 (spiral bound)
Publisher: Pädagogische Forschungsstelle Stuttgart
Weight: 660 g
Scope: 164 Seiten
Format (W x H x D): 21 x 29,7 x 1,2 cm
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Prof. Dr. Christoph Jaffke, founder of the series Materials for Language Teaching at Steiner Waldorf Schools, has written a manual for the language teachers of the lower school. Although the book is in English, the theoretical insights offered by the author, and his methodical advice - based on more than 50 years in Waldorf education - will prove helpful for the teachers of the other foreign languages as well.
Customers' opinions about this book
  • ... a great summary and update of everything so far ... incl. apparatus, references, various reference options! (N. P.)
  • ... a great thing - actually also something for autodidacts who do not have the opportunity to come to Stuttgart (I. T.)
  • ... a beautifully produced book, which will be of great help and inspiration to anyone teaching English at the Waldorf school (D. K.)
  • ... wonderful book that came just at the right time ...  A perfect introduction to reading during the vacations (B. L.)
  • It looks practical and comprehensive, just the way teachers in Asia and all over need it. (S. B.)
From a review by Henk van Oort for Humanising Language Teaching (
The very experienced German professor, Christoph Jaffke, has written a wonderful book that should not be missed by teachers of English.
Not only is there a wealth of teaching ideas that can easily be used in class, but thoroughly considered methodological introductions on listening, speaking, writing are also incorporated in this extremely useful book. … There are many books on foreign language teaching on the market, but this one, it must be said, stands out and surpasses all expectations that a teacher could ever have. Highly recommended!
David Kennedy in:  WALDORF TODAY — Issue #526
This is THE book for teaching English as a foreign language in the Waldorf schools.
Christoph Jaffke has distilled the wisdom of his long career into only 164 pages! Finally there's a book that examines the WHY and HOW of foreign language teaching in a thoroughly practical, inspiring and easy to read resentation … This is a wonderful resource for an English foreign language teacher. The practical aspects of teaching would be of great use to all foreign language teachers. Christoph includes many examples of his own work and research with Rudolf Steiner's language indications as well as cutting edge educational theory and practice.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Christoph Jaffke besuchte die Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Wuppertal und begann 1967 mit dem Englischunterricht an einer Stuttgarter Waldorfschule. Er ist einer der erfahrensten Englischlehrer in der...

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