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Professional Development Consortium in MFL – Workshops

Wednesday 13 June – Thursday 12 July
Reading / London / Walsall / Oxford / Bristol

An opportunity to engage with academic research and thinking behind effective language teaching and learning. The workshops will demonstrate how to implement key principles based on research evidence to raise attainment in the languages classroom.

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Teachers from Oxfordshire and Berkshire have joined together with university researchers to implement principles of effective language teaching and learning that are based on research evidence into their MFL lessons. Come to a workshop to watch video footage of their lessons and learn how to apply these same principles to raise attainment in your classroom.

The workshops will give you the opportunity to:

  • Engage with academic research and thinking behind effective language teaching and learning
  • See the impact on students when practising language teachers use evidence-based principles in the language classroom
  • Use the principles in your own teaching to improve student attainment, with follow-up support from the Consortium

Delegates at the workshops will be invited to join the Consortium network, get valuable support from lead teachers and researchers as they implement the principles in their teaching, and share their experiences with others.

This is an important ESRC-funded project which is likely to have a strong impact on language teaching and learning. The project coordinators, Suzanne Graham (Reading) and Ernesto Macaro (Oxford), together with their project teams at Reading and Oxford, are widely recognised for their research in MFL classroom learning in England.

The workshops will be an all-day event (09.45-16:00) with lunch provided. They are open to all language teachers, ITE staff and language professionals. Attendance is free of charge. The scheduled dates are:

Wednesday 13 June: The Willink School, Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3XJ
Tuesday 19 June: London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB
Tuesday 26 June: Department of Education, University of Oxford, OX2 6PY
Friday 29 June: Great Wyrley Performing Arts High School, Great Wyrley, Walsall, WS6 6LQ
Tuesday 3 July: Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, London, SE19 2JH
Thursday 12 July: Bradley Stoke Community School, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9BS

To register go to http://www.reading.ac.uk/education - visit the two links under News & Events.

For more information, download the flyer.

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