Languagenut presents: MFL Question Time

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Languagenut presents a Question Time-style discussion on issues facing MFL teachers, hosted by David Dimbleby with a top panel of experts

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The last year has been one of the most challenging for teachers and as the summer holidays approach, it's the perfect time to reflect on what we have learned, celebrate what schools and students have achieved, and use these experiences to make positive recommendations for the future.

The acclaimed journalist and BBC presenter David Dimbleby will host a discussion of a range of issues facing schools today, with a focus on teachers of Modern Foreign Languages. Our top panel of MFL experts have a range of experiences and perspectives and will answer questions submitted by audience members.


Dr Rachel Hawkes

Co-Director of NCELP, Director of International Education & Research at Comberton Academy Trust, former President of ALL, and the author of several language textbooks, including the extremely successful Viva and Stimmt series

Helen Myers MBE

Trustee and former President of ALL, Chair of ALL London branch, and former Assistant Head at Ashcombe School

Gillian Campbell-Thow

Quality Improvement Officer for Glasgow City Council and strategic lead for Language Learning & Teaching and Gaelic Medium Education. Associate teaching fellow of Strathclyde University and former Chair of the Scottish Association for Language Teaching (SALT) Winner of Scottish Teacher of the Year 2014

Dominic Mott

Former Head of MFL and currently Head of Senior School at Hurstpierpoint College

Valle Fernández

Head of Spanish and Lead Practitioner for International Languages at the Central South Consortium in Wales. Experienced A Level examiner for WJEC.

Hosted by David Dimbleby

David Dimbleby is a presenter of television current affairs programmes and documentaries. He chaired BBC One's Question Time from 1994-2018. During his BBC career he has presented political programmes such as Panorama and chaired Party Leaders’ debates. He has made documentary series in South Africa, the USA, India and Zimbabwe as well as a number of historical and cultural series for BBC TV. He was the BBC’s anchorman for General Elections from 1979-2017 and anchored both the European referendums of 1975 and 2016. He is the BBC’s commentator for many state occasions including the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph. He published The Sun King, a 6-part profile of Rupert Murdoch for Audible Originals and The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq, a 9-part politics podcast from Somethin’ Else.

Register for a free ticket to attend this exciting discussion and submit your questions to the panel.

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