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Joe Dale

Joe Dale

Independent Languages Consultant

Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the UK coalition government and advised on the Linguanet Worldwide project for The Language Company. He created ICT activities for the new Institut Français, ALL and Network for Languages Primary French Project Niveau Bleu, Blanc and Rouge courses and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe is currently supporting the Erasmus Plus project Conflict to Cooperation with 5 European countries. He was recently described in a Guardian article as an ‘MFL guru’ and ‘the man behind the #mfltwitterati.’.

This session requires delegates to bring their own portable tablet or laptop devices to try out new technologies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain understanding into how technology can promote collaboration across schools and allow learners the opportunity to provide feedback
  • Learn how to use a range of apps and web tools to encourage independent learning and autonomous practice, leading to more effective pedagogy
  • Take away new approaches for using technology to channel creativity and personalised learning
  • Effectively utilising technology to facilitate formative assessment and shorten the feedback loop

 

Joe has provided MFL expertise for organisations including Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian