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If you are looking for a course to run onsite at your school or college, we have over 800 to chose from. These are all quality assured courses we have successfully run in the recent past.  They have been delivered exclusively by trusted trainers that consistently receive great feedback.  98% of attendees state they would recommend our courses on their evaluation forms.

To narrow down the list of courses to only those in your chosen subject, simply click below on the area of expertise most applicable to you or your colleagues. Otherwise you will be scrolling all 800 teacher training days in alphabetical order!  If you're planning a Whole School INSET day, our unrivalled range of learning and teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, leadership and Special Educational Needs programmes may well prove of interest.

Once you find a course of interest (or if you already know the INSET topic you would like to run) click on the contact form link on this page, including prospective dates, and we will happily check availability for you.  We are offering a 20% discount on all INSET speakers booked in June and July.  This applies even if you are planning ahead for the next academic year.
 

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How to make MFL accessible to Pupils with Special Educational Needs

MFL
Special Needs & Schools

This course will enable teachers and assistants to make learning a new language a successful and enjoyable experience for pupils who have special educational needs, but who do not have severe learning difficulties.

Improving Speaking Skills in the MFL Classroom: A Practical Approach to Improve Spontaneity and Fluency

MFL
The development of speaking skills in MFL continues to be a key focus for secondary schools. Encouraging the spontaneous use of language in the classroom and group discussions in the target language are both critical in the drive to improve pupils' oral skills. Group Talk is a language learning project which develops pupils' ability to take part in authentic minidiscussions and debates in the target language. Its impact on learning has been significant and, in 2008, it gained a European Award for Languages and the Mary Glasgow Award.

Join the Revolution: thinking differently about your MFL Scheme of Work

MFL
In light of the new KS3 curriculum departments have the opportunity to explore their creativity. However, the concept of moving away from the text book can be a scary proposition. This course will outline a range of effective practices to explore in order to develop content with other departments to extend the scope of languages across the entire school. The tutor will look at ways to introduce a range of ICT tools to enhance learning based on pedagogy rather than whim and of finding new ways to make your pupils proud of their work.

KS2-KS3 MFL: Practical Strategies to Ensure Progression

MFL
The introduction of languages into the primary curriculum has opened a great opportunity for languages to be promoted on a wider stage. However, for secondary MFL departments there are far reaching implications of this initiative - progression, methodology, assessment and motivation.

This one-day course will offer delegates practical guidance on bridging the gap and ensuring progression between KS2 and KS3 MFL. It will outline up to date developments and will offer good practice in how to address the issues of continuity and progression.

Memory Activities for the MFL classroom

MFL
Memory underpins every aspect of successful language learning.
Learners depend on their memories both to interpret spoken and
written texts, and to speak and write effectively. Without memory
they also have no means of developing in these skills.

MFL Coursework: How to Improve Coursework and Achieve Better Grades

MFL
An experienced examiner and practitioner will give insight into how best to elicit quality coursework from your students: the more able, the average and the less able. At the end of the course, delegates will have insight into how best to prepare each piece, how to choose appropriate titles, how to mark and how to get better overall grades

MFL for New and Recently Qualified (First, Second or Third Year) Teachers

MFL
This course is geared towards recently-qualified MFL teachers of all languages. It will concentrate on classroom technique, provide lesson ideas and the problems faced by inexperienced teachers trying to get pupils (gifted, average, reluctant, difficult, lowability) up to the required standard.

Motivating Activities for the MFL classroom

MFL
Motivation has been identified as one of the three essential requirements in order for language learning to take place (the others being exposure to the language, and opportunities to use it), and yet many of our learners do not come to class feeling motivated about the prospect of learning another language.

In this course we'll explore what it is that can make an activity motivating and look at some practical ways of fostering both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in MFL learners.

National Conference: The New GCSE in MFL Practical Guidance from Examiners

MFL
NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The new GCSE in MFL which schools started teaching from September 2009 has brought with it significant changes in terms of assessment procedures. Teachers of French, German and Spanish are at the forefront of ensuring that all assessment is carried out in line with awarding body guidelines whilst at the same time maximising the outcomes and language learning experience for their students. It is critical that teachers fully understand the requirements and expectations of the different specifications.

New to Post 16 French? A Day of Practical Support, Suggestions and Ideas for Teachers

MFL
The course will provide practical support for teachers who are new to teaching French at AS and A2 levels or who are intending to do so. It will raise your awareness of the demands of the examinations and the standards required for success. It will offer practical strategies to build your confidence in the classroom, motivate your students, ease the transition from GCSE and enable your students to work productively in listening, reading, speaking and writing at the appropriate levels.

New to Post 16 German? A Day of Practical Support, Suggestions and Ideas for Teachers

MFL
The course will provide practical support and guidance for teachers who are new to teaching German at AS and A2 levels or who are intending to do so. It will raise your awareness of the demands of the examinations and the standards required for success.

It will offer practical strategies to build your confidence in the classroom, motivate your students, ease the transition from GCSE and enable your students to work productively in listening, reading, speaking and writing at the appropriate levels.

New to Post-16 Spanish? A day of Practical Support, Suggestions and Ideas for Teachers

MFL
The course will provide practical support and guidance for teachers who are new to teaching Spanish at AS and A2 levels or who are intending to do so. It will raise your awareness of the demands of the examinations and the standards required for success. It will offer practical strategies to build your confidence in the classroom, to motivate your students, to ease the transition from GCSE and enable them to work productively in listening, reading, speaking and writing at the appropriate levels.

Practical and Creative Approaches to Recording Speaking Tests and Dialogues in MFL

MFL
The course will focus on how to record speaking assessments for GCSE MFL and the different ways digital audio can enhance language learning. These techniques will enable teachers of MFL to raise pupils' confidence, allowing them to rehearse and peer assess spoken work, improve their pronunciation and deepen their understanding. The course will contain lots of new ideas for creating differentiated distance learning opportunities beyond the MFL classroom. The structured approaches and engaging techniques presented will demystify the process of podcasting in MFL.

Preparation for the French A2 Course

MFL
The aim of the course is to help teachers plan and prepare for the A2 course. (all examination Boards) We will explore how best to teach the A2 topics, ensuring practice in the 4 skills and using a very wide range of materials. Very practical resources will be offered and there will be opportunities for discussing effective strategies to engage students, across the ability range, as well as dealing with gifted linguists and students who are native French speakers, as appropriate to the delegates’ teaching circumstances.

Quick-start Guide to Using Your Interactive Whiteboard or Data- Projector in MFL

MFL
This hands-on course will help MFL teachers to learn how to use the key features of Interactive Whiteboards and exploit data-projectors to make learning fast and fun. Delegates will practise creating their own flipcharts and PowerPoint presentations with plenty of visual impact, as well as finding and customising ready-made presentations and games from the internet. They will learn how to key into their students' preferred learning styles and adapt materials for a variety of abilities.

Strategies for developing speaking skills at AS & A2 in MFL

MFL
The course looks at how to encourage students who lack confidence in speaking to develop their skills in producing extended utterances which increase in complexity and sophistication in terms of language and content. It offers a variety of strategies for developing productive spoken work based on engaging real life situations and materials which will lead to enhanced performance in the examination. Exemplification will be in French and Spanish.

STUDENT REVISION CONFERENCE:GCSE MFL Students' Conference: Making The Grade: Improving Students' Performance Across The Ability Range

MFL
Lighthouse Professional Development conferences offer students a rich, memorable, learning experience.

This event has been designed to add the finishing touches on two years of preparation to develop students' linguistic competence in the 4 skills. There will be two Powerpoint presentations on aspects of French culture designed to help students improve both reading and listening comprehension and will, we believe, be found informative and engaging.

STUDENTS REVISION CONFERENCE: Preparing for A Level French Examinations

MFL
Lighthouse Professional Development revision conferences offer students a rich, memorable, learning experience.

This conference is designed to offer students a day of immersion in the French language and culture. It will be challenging with students being invited to participate actively in each session.

Successfully Delivering the New AS and A2 in French

MFL
This key training will consider the implications of the new specification for French GCE at AS and A2. It will look at the transition both from GCSE to AS and from AS to A2. Delegates will examine effective methodologies using practical examples in all four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. Attendees will also explore how to engage learners at this level and how to help them become more involved and proactive in their own learning.

Teach the New MFL French GCSE with Confidence

MFL
It is one thing to know what the new GCSEs require, but quite another to be confident about how to deliver them effectively. This course will enable you to examine the new specifications in depth and consider their implications for your teaching.

Teach the New MFL German GCSE with Confidence

MFL
It is one thing to know what the new GCSEs require, but quite another to be confident about how to deliver them effectively. This course will enable you to examine the new specifications in depth and consider their implications for your teaching.

Teaching MFL to Dyslexic Students

MFL
This course will equip delegates with practical strategies to help pupils assessed as dyslexic to effectively learn a new language and enjoy their work. The tutor will describe the range of difficulties dyslexic pupils face, and explore ways of identifying and successfully overcoming potential problems in advance.

Teaching the New MFL GCSE Spanish with Confidence: Getting Better Grades

MFL
This course is for all Spanish teachers who will face the challenge of the new controlled assessments in Speaking and Writing. The requirements for each board will be assessed and advice given on which board is best for you and why. It will explore in detail how to approach each assessment and identify what is required in the current specifications and what will be required in the new specifications.

The E Bac: Re-engaging Learners in KS4 MFL

MFL
With more students required to do MFL as a result of the E-Bac, ensuring that their study of languages in Key Stage 4 is a positive experience is crucial. This course will help teachers make the case for languages, develop learner focused contexts and create units of work that will interest students.

Unlocking Potential in MFL: A Wealth of Teaching Approaches

MFL
This CPD course will help MFL teachers to identify and then tap into their students' strengths by varying their teaching style - thereby making language learning accessible for all. Delegates will be able to integrate a wide variety of spatial, visual, logical, musical, kinaesthetic and inter/intra-personal activities into their lessons.

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