Professional Training & Development Courses for Language Teachers

Our Spring 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.

Our next MFL Conference will take place on Saturday 24 June 2017. More information about the programme will be available in Spring 2017.

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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


13 June 2017 – Summer School

Why should I attend? The one-day Summer School offers teachers who are participating in our LSEF Legacy Project, ‘Professional Language Networks Hubs,’ those who participated in our LSEF project, ‘Professional Language Networks’ the opportunity to come together and share resources, strategies and ideas for the classroom. Colleagues from other primary and secondary schools are also welcome to take part. […]

Next course: Tuesday 13th June 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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CLIL – The Three-Fold Cord. Strong cross-curricular links using languages in the primary curriculum

Why should I attend? This course explains in detail what CLIL is, how it works and why it works so well in the primary phase. Delegates will be provided with lots of practical examples and will have the opportunity to create their own CLIL module using simple planning tools. A highly stimulating and rewarding course! […]

Next course: Thursday 25th May 2017


Creativity and collaboration with iPads in the languages classroom

Why should I attend? This course is designed to reveal the power of the iPad for producing professional looking multimedia content simply and easily using free apps, which actively encourage speaking and writing skills, improve pronunciation and deepen understanding in your languages classroom . There will be plenty of hands-on opportunities to get to grips […]

Next course: Tuesday 23rd May 2017


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 and are aimed at specialists and non-specialists.  More details coming soon. Our conferences include refreshments, lunch and an exhibition […]

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