Our popular annual Saturday morning conference returns for 2017
Registration from 9am, with stands and exhibitors (publishers, tour operators etc.)
British Council talk: 9:30am
KEYNOTE - RACHEL HAWKES
Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.
9:40am to 10:40am
As long as education continues to be a political football, frequent, (even ill-advised!) change is guaranteed. However, it is teachers who mediate the impact of those changes, and ultimately, we who refashion change into progress. How do we best ensure that we do this for the language learners we teach? What does progress look like in the new educational landscape?
CHOICE OF TWO WORKSHOPS
11:10am to 12:10pm and 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Speaking at KS3 and KS4
In this workshop we explore practical ideas for developing the spoken confidence and spontaneity which the new GCSE examination requires, beginning at KS3. Teachers will leave the session positive and confident, with a better understanding of progress in speaking across KS3 and KS4. Examples will be in French, German and Spanish, but more importantly, the ideas are readily adaptable to different languages, topics, age and ability ranges.
Teaching literature at Key Stage 5; the welcome new challenge for ALL Post-16 teachers?
In her workshop, Helen will explore a series of key questions. What can the study of literature bring to our students? What are the exam board’s requirements in terms of the literature component? What are the best ways of tackling and working through a literary work? What are the pitfalls to avoid? Examples will be given in French and German.
Progress and Progression: what’s the difference?
In this session, we will look at progression from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5, but with particular emphasis on the new programme of study for Key Stage 3 and the new GCSE. We will look at the implications for teaching grammar, creativity and independence. The session will combine examples of work to illustrate progress and progression as well as interactive activities. Examples will be in French, Spanish and German.
Teaching reading in KS2 – ensuring progress and developing skills
This session aims to examine the scope and purpose of reading in primary MFL using practical examples of how we can develop reading aloud & reading comprehension to show real progress over 4 years of learning. Examples given are mostly in French but where possible there will be reference to Spanish and German.
CONFERENCE CLOSES AT 1:15PM
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Booking and payment must be made through this website
You will be able to select your choice of two workshops once you have chosen your ticket type by clicking on the green 'tickets' button
Book early to make sure you have your first choices of workshop - if the workshop choice is greyed out and has 'n/a' next to it on the booking form, that means the workshop is already full
Non-Member - £38
ALL Group Member - £33
ALL Individual Member - £28
Trainee Teacher - £21
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Please be aware that the ALL West of England committee is made up entirely of volunteers, who are either serving or retired MFL teachers, and that we don't have an office or phone number