Teacher Briefing 21: 2020 School Exams cancellation arrangements

This year’s summer exam series in UK, including A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications, and all primary assessments have been cancelled to fight the spread of coronavirus. On 20 March 2020 the DfE announced that the exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards would work...

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...

From our Corporate Member: Sanako

Sanako Connect – On Line Language Teaching Remote language teaching tool for Free until end of June   Dear MFL Teacher Language education should be accessible to everyone all the time. However, due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, many schools are forced to limit...

Teacher Briefings: Effects of high-quality professional development on teachers and students

Theme: Effects of high-quality professional development on teachers and students Background: A new report (February 2020) from the Education Policy Institute undertakes a detailed review of the evidence on the impact of teacher professional development. The Key...

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 To access this post, you must purchase...
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...
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...

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