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ALL Yorkshire Session 5 – Vocabulary David Shanks @HFLanguages MFL Lead Consultant, Harris Foundation Researcher and Subject Specialist, NCELP

February 26 @ 17:30 - 19:00

In this final session we focus on key MFL Pedagogy Review recommendations for teaching vocabulary, research-informed practice and explore the following questions: · Why is vocabulary so important? · What does it mean to know a word? · Which words do learners need to know? · How many words do they need to know? · How can they best learn and retain those words? The session includes practical teaching ideas and links to resources in French, German and Spanish.

David Shanks is Lead MFL Consultant for the Harris Federation and works to develop the languages provision across 47 schools in London. He taught English in France and Maths/ICT in Norway before completing his PGCE at the IOE and has taught French for the past 10 years. He has delivered CPD on a range of MFL ITE training courses, leads the Harris School Direct MFL Programme and sits on the ALL Council. He has contributed to Oxford Education’s MFL Blog and recently completed a MEd at King’s College London, including a dissertation that investigated the use of Oral Homework in MFL. Since December 2019 he has also worked as a Subject Specialist for the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy.


February 26
17:30 - 19:00


ALL Yorkshire – Eva Lamb


King Edward VII School Sheffield, Glossop Road, The Library in the Old Building
Glossop Road
Sheffield, S10 2PW United Kingdom
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0114 266 2518

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