Gamification in MFL, at any level and to practise any skill, is a perfect tool to create real communicative scenarios to develop second language acquisition and motivate learners. It develops independent skills, provides superpowers for the learning journey and is a great opportunity to reshape and personalise our teaching to the specific needs of our students. Most importantly, digital gamification and mini digital projects allow our students to take their learning experience outside the classroom. This session will provide practical examples of both traditional and digital games and purposeful tasks to make students practise the language in their listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Esmeralda Salgado is currently Head of MFL at Princes Risborough School in Buckinghamshire. She is also an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) and a former Digital Lead. Esmeralda has taught languages for over 20 years from KS2 to KS5 in different school settings. She is a provider of workshops and webinars on MFL teaching and learning, especially regarding the use of technology and is the author of an educational blog https://mflcraft.blogspot.com, where she reflects on different aspects of MFL teaching and learning and shares resources. Above all, Esmeralda loves teaching and is passionate about languages and sharing good practice which has led her to be a 2022 Silver Award winner in the Pearson National Teaching Awards.
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This year’s ALL Yorkshire’s Winter Series will again take a blended approach. Some of the sessions will take place at King Edward VII School, whereas some will be offered on zoom.
The face-to-face sessions will allow us to engage with inspirational speakers and each other, discussing strategies and resources for language teaching, sharing best practice, exploring old and new ideas, as well allowing room for informal chats and exchanges.
Offering sessions on Zoom allows us to invite speakers from further afield for whom it would be impractical to travel to us and at the same time offering part of our programme to teachers from all over the country, not just those who live in and around Sheffield.
All sessions will start at 17:30, and for those which take place at King Edward VII School there is also an opportunity for colleagues to meet up beforehand for an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee.
Please click here to view full details of the ALL Yorkshire’s Blended Winter Series.
Please click here to book you desired sessions. Once you have completed this booking form please send to Eva Lamb, King Edward VII School, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2PW or email: [email protected].