‘Developing Effective Pedagogy in Languages’
Twelve teachers from across eight different secondary schools (Hayfield, McAuley, Ridgewood, Campsmount, Outwood, Hallcross, Sir Thomas Wharton and Hungerhill) came together on the 27th April for session one on ‘Developing Effective Pedagogy in Languages’ led by Martine Pillette. Colleagues were given time to digest recent research from Bristol University, whilst considering the implications in relation to the new GCSE specification and the KS3 curriculum. Discussions then centred around a three stage approach to planning effective language lessons, to include the creation of a ‘Non Negotiable Pedagogy List’ of strategies which would feature in all lessons across departments.
Key questions for the day focused on:
- What does a competent linguist look like at the end of Year 7? (Learning not just doing)
- What are the features of progression in languages for Year 7?
- What are the challenges and potential solutions for teaching languages in Year 7?
- How do we use grammar for communication?
- How do we motivate students and help them become more independent learners in languages?
- What is the difference between training and testing in languages?
A statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject- specific study. This course is aimed at all schools – mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools and Integrated Resource settings (I.R.’s) and will run across 3 dates (you must attend all 3 sessions): 8th February 2021, 8th March 2021 and 26th April 2021 - all 1.30pm – 3.30pm and the sessions will be delivered via Zoom in order for us to comply with the current government guidelines around COVID 19.Read more