Achieving outstanding outcomes in modern languages – in lessons and over time

This CPD course for teachers will help delegates to apply the Ofsted criteria for outstanding outcomes and provision and consider and share examples of excellent practice.

Delegates will explore strategies for:

  • engaging students
  • making effective use of the target language
  • assessment that has impact
  • challenging able linguists
  • developing cultural awareness and using authentic resources

Session One

  • What does outstanding progress look like in lessons?
  • How can teachers plan to ensure their lessons produce maximum impact in each lesson and over time?

Session Two

  • How can the planned lesson be delivered with maximum efficiency?
  • How can students be supported to persevere and maintain their enthusiasm for language learning?

Session Three

Sharing ideas and practical suggestions for using:

  • authentic resources
  • new technology
  • “great works of literature”
  • the modern languages community
  • each other!

Presenter Profile

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Elaine Taylor was until September 2014, an HMI and the National Lead for Modern Languages at Ofsted. She began teaching modern languages in 1972 and was a subject leader and senior leader in two schools and then a local authority adviser before becoming an HMI in 2006. As a subject specialist adviser at Ofsted for five years, she worked on the subject-specific grade descriptors, good practice case studies and contributed to the last subject report. Elaine now works as an independent consultant. She is a trustee of the Association for Language Learning, serves on the expert panel for modern languages and delivers keynote speeches at national and regional conferences and provides training for both primary and secondary teachers.

Feedback from teachers on Elaine’s course

Great inspirational speaker. Superb ideas to take with me and implement into my teaching. Excellent handouts to take away. of very useful handouts to share back at school and to use in next year's planning.
A lovely relaxed environment with plenty of chance for expressing and exchanging opinions/ideas.
This course has renewed my enthusiasm.
Elaine was a very energetic and passionate speaker. Thanks for a very informative day – valued the alternative ideas.
I am looking forward to reading some of the new research and how it can improve learning in our department.
Elaine is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable as well as keen to pass on her experience and passion that she has about teaching languages.
Thank you for all the resources and your logical approach. It has been very useful to look at a much more skills based approach to language learning rather than a topic based approach.

Cost: £165 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £199 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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