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Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Lecturer in Second Language Education
Institute of Education, University of Reading
Confirmed
9:45 am
Government Review Update: The Future of MFL Subject Content

This session will provide an update on the outcomes of the sector consultation following the MFL Subject Content Review, ending in May 2021, and outline what the proposals mean for the future of MFL teaching and learning, at KS4 and more widely, as well as highlighting confirmed changes following the Review.

Key themes covered during this session will include:

  • How curriculum changes will maintain academic rigour while making MFL subjects more accessible and motivating for pupils as well as staff
  • The expectations for higher and foundation tier teaching and learning, particularly around vocabulary, and how this relates to knowledge acquisition through the subject
  • How the curriculum changes will align with assessment changes currently being consulted on by Ofqual
  • Exploring how the latest changes can fit in with COVID-recovery efforts in MFL subjects, and making up for slowed progress

This session will include time for questions.

John Bald
John Bald
Independent Literacy and Languages Consultant, Former Ofsted Lead Inspector
Panel Member, Review of Subject Content for GCSE Modern Foreign Languages, Department for Education
Confirmed
10:20 am
Sequencing and Delivering a Content-Rich Curriculum

This session will offer an update on the resources being developed by the NCELP for teachers to engage with research-informed practices.

Key updates will include:

  • How phonics, vocabulary and grammar content can support enriching lessons
  • Lexical selection for curriculum design and assessment: Current and future GCSE Subject Content
  • Differentiating and adapting NCELP resources
  • Testimonials from teachers using NCELP resources

This session will include time for questions.

Professor Emma Marsden
Professor Emma Marsden
Director,
National Centre for Excellence for Languages Pedagogy
Confirmed
11:05 am
Break, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content from speakers and sponsors.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:25 am
ALL MFL Landscape Update: Challenges and Opportunities for MFL Teaching and Learning

In this session Kim will consider challenges for the MFL landscape, particularly at KS3-5, reflecting on long term issues including uptake and the gender divide, as well as more recent issues such as determining the learning loss or altered progress during the pandemic, and how to determine how to move forward with effective teaching practices.

Kim will consider the future of MFL in relation to curriculum and assessment and outline priorities and opportunities for MFL teachers and leaders, and highlight the support and resources available through the ALL.

This session will include time for questions.

Kim Bower
Kim Bower
President
Association for Language Learning
Confirmed
12:00 pm
AQA Stream
Pearson Stream
AQA Assessment Update: Reflections on the 2021 Assessment Season and Planning for 2022

In light of the Ofqual consultation on exam and assessment changes occurring through 2021, and teacher-led summer assessments, this session will outline plans for AQA examinations in 2022, including advice on how staff and pupils can best prepare, based on current progress and attainment.

This session will include time for questions.

Judith Rowland Jones
Judith Rowland Jones
Head of Curriculum: Languages,
AQA
Confirmed
Pearson Assessment Update: Reflections on the 2021 Assessment Season and Planning for 2022

In light of the Ofqual consultation on exam and assessment changes occurring through 2021, and teacher-led summer assessments, this session will outline plans for Pearson examinations in 2022, including advice on how staff and pupils can best prepare, based on current progress and attainment.

This session will include time for questions.

Sharon Czudak
Sharon Czudak
Qualification Product Developer for Modern Foreign Languages
Pearson Qualification Services
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Breakout Rooms: Connect with Colleagues and Share Best Practice

This session will enable you to network and make connections with your MFL peers, to share thoughts in small, focused groups, helping you to examine your key takeaways from day 1 of the conference and consider next steps in translating learnings into good practice you can implement within your own school setting.

Key discussion themes will include:

  • Measuring progress and attainment
  • Curriculum design and delivery
  • Enhancing uptake and engagement

Discussion groups will be led by expert speakers.

1:00 pm
Chair’s Summary
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Lecturer in Second Language Education
Institute of Education, University of Reading
Confirmed
1:15 pm
Day 1 Close, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content from speakers and sponsors.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

 

*Programme subject to change

9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Lecturer in Second Language Education
Institute of Education, University of Reading
Confirmed
9:40 am
Interactive Workshop: Practical Steps for Using Tech to Teach MFL

This session will help you reflect on teaching and learning practices involving technology used through the pandemic, and strategise how to take learnings to the next stage to bring tech into the classroom in a way that benefits traditional pedagogy.

You will also gain new ideas from Digital Learning Lead, Esmeralda, for how edtech can support catch-up efforts for MFL, and increase engagement among pupils, with personalised approaches and to encourage creativity.

Esmeralda Salgado
Esmeralda Salgado
Head of MFL & Spanish & Digital Learning Lead
King's Ely Senior School
Confirmed
10:20 am
Interactive Workshop: Broadening Vocabulary to Improve Writing Skills

Learning Objectives:

  • Take away new activities for the classroom to broaden vocabulary in an engaging way, including through musical lists, and ‘odd one out’ games
  • Learn how to use the Great Big Emoji Vocab Quiz in class, with the help of free resources
  • Understand how to effectively engage parents in pupil’s MFL skills development
  • Explore techniques for GCSE writing preparation, encouraging pupils to plan a broad range of examples
Dannielle Warren
Dannielle Warren
Author
100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding MFL Lessons
Confirmed
11:00 am
Break, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content from speakers and sponsors.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:20 am
Interactive Workshop: Learn Today, Teach Tomorrow

In this session, Rachel will deliver practical ideas and teaching techniques for you to takeaway and implement in your classroom straight away.

Ideas shared will cover key elements including:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonics
Rachel Hawkes
Rachel Hawkes
Co-Director, NCELP (National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy)
Director of International Education and Research, Cam Academy Trust
Confirmed
12:05 pm
Interactive Workshop: Tackling the Progress Gap in Speaking and Listening Skills Post-COVID-19
Learning Objectives:
  • Explore how to overcome the gap in learning during school closures, and how to fast-track pupil progress with classroom and extra curricula speaking and listening exercises
  • Learn how to reinforce core language, and the different ways to approach this for GCSE and AS and A Level pupils
  • Gain practical strategies for encouraging dialogue in and out of the classroom
  • Adapt your approaches according to the needs of pupils in different settings, and with different levels of progress
Dr Gianfranco Conti
Dr Gianfranco Conti
Co-Author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, and Founder
The Language Gym
Confirmed
1:20 pm
Chair’s Summary
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Dr Rowena Kasprowicz
Lecturer in Second Language Education
Institute of Education, University of Reading
Confirmed
1:30 pm
Day 2 Close, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content from speakers and sponsors.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

 

*Programme subject to change