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Jane Harvey, President, Association for Language Learning (CONFIRMED)

  • Outlining the Department for Education’s strategy to encourage the development of MFL and improve uptake at Key Stages 4 and 5
  • Exploring the new drive towards delivering a nation of confident linguists through £4.8 million of funding
  • Discussing the creation of a Centre for Excellence for Languages Pedagogy, linked with nine language school hubs to help improve teaching of Spanish, French and German

The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, Department for Education (CONFIRMED)

  • Outlining the framework proposal from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages on a National Recovery Programme for Languages (March 2019) which seeks to reverse the national language deficit
  • Exploring strategic objectives for schools to ensure the development and implementation of an inclusive languages policy from age 5-18 with clear pathways to qualifications
  • Discussing the next steps in implementing the National Recovery Programme, its potential to encourage change and the future of languages teaching

Tonia Antoniazzi MP, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages (CONFIRMED)

  • Evaluating the progress in delivering the recommendations of the Teaching School Council’s 2016 report, Review of Modern Foreign Language Pedagogy in KS3 & KS4
  • Exploring how teachers can develop a language teaching pedagogy centred on effective grammar, vocabulary and phonics learning, using diverse resources and broader learning of the culture and history of a language
  • Developing effective means of assessment which are focused on specific aspects of a language to ensure continual learning for pupils at the correct pace
  • Working in collaboration with the new Centre for Excellence for Languages Pedagogy to develop a rich and rewarding languages curriculum

Ian Bauckham CBE, CEO, Tenax Schools Trust and Chair - Review of Modern Foreign Language Pedagogy in Key Stage 3 & 4, Teaching Schools Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Outlining the central outcomes from the 2019 AQA MFL examinations
  • Sharing key messages to help ensure student success for 2019 onwards and in preparation for 2020 assessments and exams
  • Sharing the latest insights, resources and support for AQA assessments

Judith Rowland Jones, Head of Curriculum: Languages, AQA (CONFIRMED)
Professor Emma Marsden, Director, National Centre for Excellence for Languages Pedagogy (CONFIRMED)

  • Embed target language culture into MFL teaching through music and poetry to improve pupil engagement and enhance learning outcomes
  • Learning the role that music can play in encouraging and developing spontaneity in pupil’s language speaking skills
  • Sharing practical ideas for motivating reluctant learners and disengaged pupils through more creative teaching methods
  • Explore how music and poetry in language learning can help embed vocabulary in long-term memory, form strong associations and help with target language phonic acquisitions

Stephanie Liddle, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Wyvern Academy (CONFIRMED)
Juliet Park, Trainer and Examiner for AQA and Head of MFL, Rodillian Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Sharing practical strategies for teaching grammar and vocabulary and developing an understanding of grammar amongst pupils
  • Prepare for new GCSE’s through making grammar more accessible for students
  • Change the perception of grammar learning and sharing strategies for improving confidence and enjoyment of grammar
  • Explore successful strategies for the teaching and learning of grammar and vocabulary through deduction, reinforcement and kinaesthetic games

Jane Millington, Second in Department and in Charge of French, Myton School (invited)

  • Sharing practical insights for effective strategies which have doubled reading marks of pupils
  • Outline key processes to help develop independent reading skills which are transferable into exam situations
  • Examine the importance of text selection, to ensure challenging yet achievable language development
  • Design tasks and lesson plans which incorporate both listening and reading development through transcription, dictation, decoding of words and independent learning

Kayleigh Meyrick, Subject Leader MFL, Chaucer Academy (invited)

*Programme subject to change