06 September 2017
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Network for Languages London offers a range of high-quality courses, which can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual school. To find out more contact the Network team.
Network for Languages London provides professional development opportunities, support, advice and networking opportunities for teachers in primary, secondary and further education.
Between April 2014 and December 2015, Network for Languages London delivered a large London Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) Project to support and develop language teaching in schools by providing modern foreign language teachers with the opportunity to update their professional skills, as well as their subject knowledge and language teaching methodology.
The LSEF project, which was part funded by the Department for Education, was established by the Mayor of London, to focus on raising the quality of teaching in primary and secondary schools and improving pupils’ attainment in core subjects, including languages.
This award enabled the Network for Languages London team to work with primary and secondary schools across a number of London boroughs, such as Bexley, Brent, Havering, Lambeth, Tower Hamlets, Tri-borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham & Westminster, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.
170 teachers from over 80 schools from across London were involved in the project. Find out more about the LSEF project and go to our Resources Page to look at some of our video and written case studies.
Professional Language Networks, University of Westminster
The Professional Language Networks Hub Legacy Project has built on the work accomplished by the University of Westminster’s LSEF project, Professional Language Networks, aiming to enhance language teachers’ subject knowledge and leadership skills, by using evidence-based approaches to develop their practice further.
The University of Westminster’s team of mentors/experts have overseen the development of the local hubs in London, ensuring that lead practitioners receive the necessary training that will equip them with the skills, academic knowledge and confidence to use evidence-based approaches to further develop their practice and to be able to support their colleagues. The project has included a complementary programme of CPD, networking and sharing of best practice at termly meetings as well as the opportunity for peer teaching and observations to take place. Lead Practitioners also have also had the opportunity to plan and deliver sessions at the bi-annual Network for Languages London conferences, with the support of their mentors. Lead practitioners will be equipped and empowered to sustain the running of the hubs at the end of the legacy-funding period. They will also have the professional skills and confidence to support colleagues, for example, by delivering their own training sessions and giving feedback to colleagues following observations.
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All day courses cost £125, our twilight courses from 4-6pm cost £60. Resources to take home and a certificate of participation are included in the price for our courses.View courses
The Institute of Education Sciences in the US has published a study, which evaluates the impact of a "Retired mentors for New Teachers" programme
SMART Ways for Learning SPANISH by María Blanco book launch and Educating Students for Successful Independent Language Learning talk Learning a foreign language up to a good level of proficiency requires many hours of independent learning, but most students are not trained to become effective independent learners
Teach Yourself is offering a back to school discount for primary and secondary teachers which may be useful for non-language specialists who want to practise their language skills, or for specialist language teachers who want to work on an additional language
06 September 2017