Meeting the requirements of the 2014 secondary National Curriculum for MFL 


Date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Time: 9.45 – 16.00

Price: £125.00 (includes lunch & refreshments)

Venue: Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET

Why should I attend?

This course gives a comprehensive overview of the requirements of the 2014 MFL National Curriculum and explores the practical issues related to planning and delivering language teaching.  There is a particular focus on assessment for learning in view of the removal of curriculum levels from September 2014.

The day is highly practical and delegates will engage in activities which demonstrate teaching strategies that can secure good outcomes relating to the new programme of study.

There are three sessions which will each examine the short, medium and long term planning issues relating to the forthcoming changes and delegates will come away with action plans for their departments on how to move forward with confidence.

What you will achieve:

  • A thorough understanding of the issues relating to the teaching of the new KS3 programmes of study for MFL;
  • A toolkit of assessment strategies to address "assessing without levels"
  • An understanding of how the key stage 3 framework for languages enables teachers to teach the new programme of study;
  • An analysis of the range of teaching techniques, approaches and styles that will be required from September 2014;
  • An approach to departmental action planning to manage any required changes to long, medium and short term planning.

Full programme details to follow.


Fiona Cotton is a former head of languages who now works as an independent consultant. She also worked for the National Strategies as a reviewer of the renewed Key Stage 3 framework for languages.  Fi has a particular interest in progression and assessment for learning across key stage 2 and 3 but has wide experience leading training for teachers in FKS, KS1 and of course, KS4 and post 16. She has been known to   use some rather innovative methods to teach languages: playing the ukulele, performing puppet shows and teaching salsa dancing - all in the target language, of course

To guarantee a place, please register online first and then proceed to online payment - This booking is non-refundable, but may be swapped with another delegate if you are unable to attend. 

**Please note we require a minimum of 5 delegates to run this event**

Contact: Jacquie Harding at j.harding@aston.ac.uk

Event Programme

Contact us:

Jacquie Harding: j.harding@aston.ac.uk

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