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Accelerating language learning using phonics

Why should I attend? With pronunciation, intonation and speaking more fluently being an area of focus for many teachers, this course enables delegates: to better understand what is meant by phonics and the sound-spelling link and to discover a wealth of phonics resources and ideas for use in class. The course will introduce delegates to […]

Next course: Tuesday 14th March 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 […]

Next course: Tuesday 21st March 2017


Harnessing Google in the languages classroom

Why should I attend? In this full day hands-on workshop, we shall be exploring the power and potential of Google Chrome, apps, extensions and third party tools for enhancing language learning in and out of the classroom. Focusing on pedagogical principles and improving outcomes, Joe Dale will demonstrate how easy it is to practise all […]

Next course: Thursday 2nd March 2017


How to facilitate early interaction with authentic resources

Why should I attend? The Key Stage 2 and 3 Programmes of Study and content for modern languages GCSEs all emphasise the importance of appreciating and understanding the language and culture through a range of literary and auditory sources, such as stories, songs and poems. This course will be useful for delegates who wish to […]

Next course: Wednesday 8th March 2017


How to make grammar work at Key Stage 3 and 4

Why should I attend? With the KS3 Programme of Study emphasising students’ use of accurate grammar and the expectation that they will be able to develop and use their knowledge and understanding of grammar progressively throughout their GCSE, this course will provide strategies to help your students master the use of grammatical structures and use […]

Next course: Thursday 23rd February 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 24th November 2016

MFL Conference: Making the case for languages in multicultural contexts

REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE HAS NOW CLOSED.  Our MFL Conferences are a great opportunity for primary and secondary teachers of languages and other like-minded professionals to get together, to share strategies and ideas for the classroom on an action-packed day at the University of Westminster, in the heart of London.  Our November conference titled “Making the […]

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Promoting collaboration and creativity and formative assessment with a bring your own device (BYOD) approach in and out of the languages classroom

Why should I attend? This hands-on course will explore how different cross-platform tools can promote collaboration, independent learning, creativity and assessment opportunities. Delegates will have plenty of hands-on time to explore the power and potential of different technologies such as iPads, Android devices and Windows tablets and laptops for enhancing learning in and out of […]

Next course: Tuesday 29th November 2016


Smoothing the transition between Key Stages 2 & 3

Why should I attend? With Primary Languages having become a statutory curriculum entitlement, primary and secondary colleagues will be increasingly aware of the need to recognise progression for all pupils, and will be looking for ways to work in much closer partnerships to enable acceleration in language learning in Key Stage 3 and beyond.  The […]

Next course: Tuesday 28th February 2017