The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy is running a free CPD course in MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy.

Research-informed French, German and Spanish teaching at KS3 and KS4 for higher uptake and greater success at GCSE.

Five free 2½ hour remote learning sessions over one term, complemented by online peer and instructor support.

Unlock the many benefits of phonics: help pupils learn the sound system, sound out accurately, develop confidence in production and much more.

Explore why word frequency and a secure verb lexicon are key to promoting stronger vocabulary learning, which in turn is key to all language learning.

Approach grammar in three phases: explanation, practice in understanding, and practice in production – to allow learners to use grammar quickly.

Curriculum Design and Assessment
Develop Schemes of Work and assessments to best support early stages of language development in our low exposure foreign language setting, aligned to the proposed GCSE MFL subject content.

Meaningful Practice
Understand the meaningful (as opposed to mechanical) practice that learners need: purposeful, frequent, varied (in mode and modality) and incremental.

✓ Aligned with proposed new GCSE
✓ Aligned with Ofsted Framework
✓ Aligned with Early Career Framework
✓ Aligned with Rosenshine Principles
✓ Research-informed approach as set out in MFL Pedagogy Review
✓ Accompanied by free resources for KS3 and (forthcoming) KS4

Places are free but will be limited

Applications will open in 2021 for afternoon or twilight courses running in 21/22 Spring, Summer and 22/23 Autumn Terms.

Schools will be asked to nominate one teacher to apply to attend, typically Head of Department or Trust Subject Lead.

An open-access online self-study course will also be available for all.

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