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

*Subject to Parliamentary Business

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 examinations
  • Sharing key messages in preparation for the 2020 assessments
  • Resources and support for AQA teachers

Judith Rowland Jones, Head of Curriculum: Languages, AQA (CONFIRMED)

  • Outlining the aims and strategies of the New National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy and how it will help raise the quality of language teaching
  • Sharing best practice through nine ‘hub’ schools to raise the standard of teaching in languages based on the Latin alphabet: Spanish, French and German
  • Exploring the research and collaboration opportunities provided by the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy
  • Discussing the next steps for the new centre, including the development of new teaching materials, increasing up take of languages at GCSE and curriculum design

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)

  • Explore practical tips and skills for building linguistic skills in speaking, writing, grammar and vocabulary
  • Prepare students by teaching and developing skills for each element of exams
  • Learn how to design lesson plans which help improve and develop transferable linguistic skills

Juliet Park, Trainer and Examiner for AQA and Director MFL Share Trust (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 French Lead, Myton School (CONFIRMED)

  • Engaging young people from KS3 – KS4 in writing as creative writers, being motivated to write with a purpose
  • Sharing ideas for how to use authentic materials and stories to engage students to become creative and independent writer.
  • Outlining practical ideas which are underpinned by considering the bigger picture of writing and motivation based on research and also on the GCSE writing requirements

Susanne Sahmland, Senior Lecturer in Education, Goldsmiths, University of London (CONFIRMED)

*Programme subject to change