Skills-based teaching and learning in languages - Teacher CPD

Research indicates that learners remember more effectively when they can use skills to access, process and express their knowledge. Skills-based teaching and learning provides classroom environments where independence, thinking skills, collaboration and active learning are developed at the same time as knowledge is acquired.

In skills-based teaching in languages, the content of the teaching involves the development of practical skills that play a vital role in language acquisition and create confidence in manipulating the language. With the introduction of linear examinations, these skills become more important to enable students to acquire all the knowledge they require to be successful in their final-exam GCSE.

In this CPD course for teachers we will examine:

  • the role of phonics in developing spontaneous speaking and dictation skills
  • confident use of authentic texts
  • innovative use of ICT
  • development of dictionary skills
  • further skills to develop skills-based teaching and learning in the ML classroom

Presenter Profile

Philip Campagna is SW Regional Director for Network for Languages and Network for Learning. He is a Senior Lecturer and PGCE Course Leader for Secondary MFL and PGCE Primary MFL Coordinator at Bath Spa University. Philip was, for six years, Head of the MFL Faculty at a large Wiltshire Community College. He worked for ten years as a Primary Languages Coordinator in Wiltshire. He regularly presents for Network for Languages, both in the South West and other regions. He has also presented at National and International Language Conferences.

Feedback from teachers on Philip's course

An excellent course with good resources and handouts – thank you!
Fantastic course – thank you! I feel much more confident about introducing this way of teaching MFL in my school.
Fab ideas. I will be using all of them in my lessons. Inspiring!
Good course with lots of practical ideas to fit into curriculum and opportunities to try them out for ourselves.
Great:a real confidence-booster. Thanks!

Cost: £145 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £199 for 2 teachers from the same school