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Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in Primary Schools

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the teaching and co-ordinating/leading of a foreign language in Key Stage 2.

  • Practical and informative
  • Achievable ways to engage and inspire
  • Curriculum-focused
  • Tried and tested methods
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Duration
1 day
Price
£265 + VAT
Time
9:15 - 15.30

About this course

Teaching Modern Foreign Language in Primary Schools is an inspiring and informative one-day course that will assist you in meeting the targets of the Programme of Study for Languages.

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the teaching and coordinating/leading of MFL in Key Stage 2. Whether you are just embarking on implementing foreign language teaching or you have already made a start, you will return to the classroom with engaging, interactive and challenging activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You will also have the opportunity to complete a self-audit tool for identifying the next steps in language teaching in your school as well as discover a tried-and-tested teacher assessment method.

You will feel equipped to disseminate resources and strategies to all colleagues, enabling them to implement these ideas effectively. This course will be sure to have a big impact on the delivery and organisation of foreign language learning throughout your school.

Audience

  • MFL Leaders
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • KS2 Teachers and TAs

Objectives

  • Become familiar with the Key Stage 2 Programme of Study Language objectives
  • Be more confident about selecting a Scheme of Work to meet these objectives
  • Return to the classroom with engaging, interactive and challenging activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills (examples in French but adaptable for most languages)
  • Learn strategies for using songs, stories and rhymes as well as for embedding phonics and grammar
  • Discover a tried and tested method of teacher assessment to use in the classroom alongside the teaching activities 
  • Self-audit the intent, implementation and impact of foreign language teaching in your school and identify the next steps

What teachers say

"I came away feeling completely inspired by your approach and resources - a really realistic and fun approach to teaching primary French.  I love that there are lots of 'real' books involved for the children, and can see the power of the phonics teaching.  All in all, I am now (excitedly) reviewing our provision for September 2018 on this basis!  The fact that you have also taken the time and trouble to create mixed-age plans is just the icing on the cake!  It will all sit really well alongside our 2-year rolling programme for learning French songs from Y1 to Y6."  - Nick Kerin, Head of School, St Louis Academy, Newmarket, Suffolk

"A very informative and inspirational day. I am leaving with lots of great ideas about teaching new games and making the learning varied and fun." Laura Curras Lino, MFL Leader, Nightingale Primary School

 "I thought it was brilliant! Going back to school filled with new and exciting ideas." - Minnie Gayle, HLTA, Clerkenwell Parochial CE Primary School

About the trainer: Sue Cave

Sue is an experienced specialist Primary Language teacher and trainer as well as the author of two resource books ‘100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom’ and ‘More Fun Ideas for Advancing Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom’.

She is co-author of the award winning resource book ‘Physical French Phonics’.

Further information

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now livestreaming all of our courses. Please see livestream dates below. 

We anticipate resuming in-venue courses after Easter 2021.

Live stream courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
04 November 2020
Online, interactive access.
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    Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
    LIVE STREAMING
    19 November 2020
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      Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
      LIVE STREAMING
      27 November 2020
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        Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
        LIVE STREAMING
        05 March 2021
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          Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
          LIVE STREAMING
          08 June 2021
          Online, interactive access.
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