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Stephanie Liddle

Stephanie Liddle

Head of Modern Foreign Languages,
Wyvern Academy

Stephanie Liddle has been teaching French and German from Primary through to A Level for over 13 years. She is Curriculum Leader for Modern Foreign Languages at Wyvern Academy in Darlington in the North East of England. She is an active blogger at Mrs Liddle’s MFL Blog, which she updates daily with teaching ideas and resources. She is a member of the North East Association for Language Learning Committee and a regular speaker at national MFL conferences including Languages World and UK Lingua. Her research interests include the use of music and poetry in MFL teaching and motivating disengaged learners.

  • 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