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Online Teaching with Joe Dale

Joe Dale shared his wealth of knowledge and vast expertise to help teachers with an array of online tools and technology in light of school closures and the need for teachers to move to online teaching and distance learning.  Read more here Joe shared a very detailed...

Teacher Briefing 20: Remote Working & Online Teaching

In the context of the current pandemic and governmental advice about avoiding / limiting personal contact or staying at home entirely schools and teachers are looking for ways of using technology and self-study approaches to help students continue their language...

Professor Neil Kenny comments on the British Council Report on Boys studying modern foreign languages at GCSE in schools in England

Professor Neil Kenny, one of our Language World speakers has been commenting on the British Council released from Monday, focusing on the gender gap in modern foreign languages at GCSE. Read more here The rest of this post can only be viewed by members. Please...
Using the Target Language

Using the Target Language

Julie Hall explains why being able to talk creatively in the classroom is so important and the principles she has developed to give her students the confidence to do so. About the author: Julie Hall is a languages teacher at Ponteland High School in Northumberland and...
How to… prepare for the A level speaking exam

How to… prepare for the A level speaking exam

Marion Pellon explains how she is adjusting her teaching methods ahead of this summer’s new A Level exam requirements. About the author: Marion Pellon is Head of Languages at The Heathland School in Hounslow, London. She has worked in four different state secondary...
Embedding Phonics in Language Lessons

Embedding Phonics in Language Lessons

Sue Cave explains why the teaching of phonics should be an integral part of every language lesson. About the author: Sue Cave has taught in the primary, secondary, adult education and TESOL sectors. Currently, she is an independent primary languages consultant and...
How to… thrive as an NQT

How to… thrive as an NQT

Jo Darley, Jenna Eccles and David Shanks share their top tips to help you excel in your first year of teaching. About the authors: Jo Darley is a French and Spanish specialist and has many years of experience teaching and leading languages at both primary and...
Linguistics in and beyond the languages classroom

Linguistics in and beyond the languages classroom

Sarah Campbell looks at how the study of linguistics can add another dimension to language teaching. About the author: Sarah is a consultant and trainer with an academic background in linguistics, as well as over 10 years’ experience as a language teacher. She...
Learner Independence

Learner Independence

Terry Lamb explains the benefits of encouraging students to take control of their own learning. About the author: Terry taught French and German in secondary schools for 16 years and is now Professor of Languages and Pedagogy at the University of Sheffield. He directs...
Literature and Language Learning

Literature and Language Learning

The Programmes of Study at Key Stage 2 and 3 talk about helping learners to “discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing… appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes…” and at KS3, to “… read and show comprehension of original and adapted materials…...

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