Polishing MFL Pedagogy with national thought leader Steve Smith
September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great teachers are great at teaching their subject – something confirmed by the Sutton Trust Report of 2014, ‘What makes great teaching?‘ It places subject knowledge as the number 1 factor that has an impact on effective teaching. We know that an expert teacher has to possess both a deep subject knowledge and an understanding of pedagogy, and we know that the quality of teaching is the factor that has the biggest impact on how much children learn. So subject specialism matters!
Part 1. Teaching language learners how to listen effectively.
Listening is a skill pupils often struggle with, particularly with the new GCSE in mind. This session will outline an approach which should help learners become more confident and effective listeners. The session will describe many classroom activities which can enhance listening skill, along with a rationale for their use.
Part 2. Building grammatical skill.
This session will look at what we mean by “teaching grammar”, providing a basis for a range of approaches, including question answer, drills and sentence builders. The stress will be on helping to build spontaneous use of grammar as far as possible, not just “declarative knowledge”.
“Once again, thank you for your excellent resources – they are absolutely invaluable to our students and us. I particularly like some of the new listening and reading materials”.
FREE for Members of the Chartered College of Teaching
£49 for non-members
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Steve Smith is a former head of MFL who now writes about language teaching and produces resources for French learners. He is a Lead Subject Tutor at the University of Buckingham, presents for AQA and is the author or co author of three popular books about language teaching, the latest being Breaking the Sound Barrier.