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Language Teaching in Steiner-Waldorf Schools

Insights from Rudolf Steiner

Johannes Kiersch
Contributions by Norman Skillen
Translated by Norman Skillen
January 2015
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    15th January 2015
  • ISBN 9781782501213
  • Language English
  • Pages 144 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

This book for teachers provides a solid basis for the teaching of modern languages in Steiner-Waldorf Schools. It discusses extensively Rudolf Steiner’s view of the nature of language in relation to child development and also of the practical classroom questions of curriculum and teaching method.

This book will appeal not only to modern language teachers but to anyone interested in the ideas underlying Steiner-Waldorf education.

“The chapter entitled ‘Background Considerations’ is a veritable treasure trove of notions and insights covering a wide range of language-related topics.... This book, I would say, is an essential read for those who may be contemplating committing themselves to what appears to be a challenging, but no doubt thoroughly rewarding, career in language teaching, but Waldorf teachers in general would find in it much of relevance for them, too.”

— New View

C O N T E N T S:

A Note on this New Edition

1. New Methods of Language Teaching
2. Rudolf Steiner’s Ideas on Language
3. The Aims of Language Teaching in Waldorf Schools
4. A Survey of Steiner’s Observations on Method
5. Background Considerations
6. In the Classroom
7. Teacher Training

“Clowning and Improvisation in Language Teacher Training” by Norman Skillen


Johannes Kiersch

Johannes Kiersch was born in 1935. He studied English, history, and pedagogy in Berlin and Tübingen. He was a Waldorf teacher in Germany for many years and a lecturer at the Institut für Waldorfpädagogik in Witten-Annen.