Professional Training & Development Courses for Language Teachers

Our Summer 2017 programme offers a variety of courses for primary and secondary school teachers at all stages of their career. All courses are suitable for specialist language teachers and non-specialists, Heads of Departments and those new to their roles and schools.

All day courses cost £145, our twilight courses from 4-6pm cost £70. Resources to take home and a certificate of participation are included in the price for our courses.

Courses can also be tailored to meet individual requirements and we are able to run courses on behalf of teaching school alliances, local authorities and as part of school inset days, including language upskilling. Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

Download our Summer 2017 programme here.

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‘Once upon a time…..Using stories for teaching and learning Languages in primary school’

  With the new National Curriculum Programme of Study firmly focused on developing pupils’ appreciation of stories and literary texts at KS2 and beyond, this one-day course will look at how stories and picture books can be used as the basis for planning lessons and schemes of work.  Why should I attend? This course has […]

Next course: Tuesday 4th July 2017


Approaches to Assessment

Why should I attend? Now two years into the implementation of statutory languages at Key Stage 2 and with the removal of the obligation to use national curriculum levels, this course tackles the dilemma of how to best assess our learners’ progress in language learning. We will explore a variety of ways in which assessment takes […]

Next course: Thursday 22nd June 2017

Classroom strategies for teachers of primary languages

Why should I attend? This highly interactive and practical course will provide delegates with a good repertoire of teaching strategies and ideas to help them to give their students the best opportunity to learn and to enjoy learning a language at Key Stage 2. We will look at the new Key Stage 2 Programme of […]

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Laying the foundations for GCSE – Unpicking the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study.

Why should I attend? With the introduction of compulsory languages at Key Stage 2 from September 2014 and new GCSEs due to be taught from 2016 this course will explore the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study introduced in 2014 and its implications for teaching and learning. In order to plan for an effective Key […]

Next course: Thursday 29th June 2017


Primary and Secondary MFL Conference

Our MFL Conferences are a great opportunity for primary and secondary teachers of languages to come together, to share resources, strategies and ideas for the classroom. Workshops and presentations cover a variety of themes and languages. June’s Primary and Secondary MFL conference offers: Key Note Presentations by Liz Black on ‘Adapting authentic resources for different age […]

Next course: Saturday 24th June 2017


Rising to the challenge: Success at Key Stage 4

Why should I attend? This course explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the new GCSE specifications.  It looks at the key changes to assessment for each skill and considers the implications for teaching and learning, with a focus on strategies to develop students’ speaking and writing skills. What will the course enable me to […]

Next course: Wednesday 7th June 2017