Professional Training & Development Courses for Language Teachers

Network for Languages London 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. NQTs and PGCE students are very welcome.

All day courses for 2018/2019 cost £145, our twilight courses from 4-6pm cost £70. Resources to take home, a certificate of participation and lunch/refreshments are included in the price for our courses.

Membership to our Professional Language Network Hub allows language teachers to share ideas and approaches to teaching, providing them with the opportunity to update their professional skills as well as their subject knowledge. For further information, download the leaflet here, or click here to find out more.

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.

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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: Wednesday 5th December 2018


Approaches to Assessment

Why should I attend? Now four 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 […]

Next course: Thursday 8th November 2018


Classroom strategies for teachers of primary languages

This course is for: Any teacher who teaches Key Stage 2 languages Languages coordinators/curriculum leaders Subject leaders/Faculty leaders Key Stage 2 curriculum leaders, e.g. deputy heads Teachers responsible for Key Stage 2-3 transition in languages NQTs   Why should I attend? This highly interactive and practical course will provide delegates with a good repertoire of […]

Next course: Tuesday 12th February 2019


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 28th March 2019

CLIL Focus Group

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) has proved to be a very popular topic amongst teachers we have worked with over the past four years as part of a Mayor of London funded-initiative, who have found using a CLIL approach to teaching modern foreign languages has really enabled pupils to not only learn a content […]

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CLIL Talk: Similarities and differences of CLIL in the UK and Australia & CLIL in England: Impact on primary students’ motivation

Dr Kim Bower is recognised as a curriculum innovator in modern languages teacher education. She made national, substantive contributions in the leadership of two successful programmes for the government: the development of intensive modern language courses – subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses and the Anglo-French Bilateral Exchange Programme bi-national CLIL programme with the IFUM Lorraine. […]

Next course: Thursday 14th March 2019

Getting children to THINK! How the use of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) helps children develop their thinking skills

This Course will take place in the summer term 2019. To register your interest, please email Why should I attend? This course explains in detail how CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) exploits so many thinking skills, making learning much more enjoyable for pupils. There will be a detailed look at many different subject […]

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How teaching assistants can lead & support language lessons

Who is this course for? Bilingual teaching assistants Teaching assistants with knowledge of a foreign language Why should I attend? This is a practical and interactive course that will enable you to consider some tried and tested strategies for leading and supporting language lessons in your school. What will the course enable me to do? […]

Next course: Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Wednesday 14th November 2018


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: Thursday 22nd November 2018

Professional Language Network Hub, University of Westminster

Professional Language Network Hub, University of Westminster The Professional Language Network Hub allows language teachers to share ideas and approaches to teaching and provides them with the opportunity to update their professional skills as well as their subject knowledge in languages and language teaching methodology. Both primary and secondary school teachers are invited to join […]

Next course: Monday 3rd September 2018


Reflective Practice Workshop

The Reflective Practice workshops enable primary and secondary colleagues to reflect on their teaching, focussing on common themes and areas of interest in language teaching. The workshops take place on a termly basis and are a great way of sharing ideas and resources for the MFL classroom and connecting with colleagues from across London. As […]

Next course: Thursday 8th November 2018