Listen, Speak, Read, Write Web

Teaching English to young learners

Date: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Time: 9.45 - 16.00
Cost: £125.00 (includes lunch & refreshments)
Location: Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Deadline for registration: 26th May, 2015

Who should attend?

  • Curriculum leaders
  • Heads of Languages Departments
  • Language teachers
  • NQTs
  • PGCE students
  • Subject coordinators 


Why should I attend?

This practical one day course is designed to show how ICT can extend and motivate pupils of MFL using stimulating and engaging tools to enhance learning outcomes across all four language skills. It is a must for those who are keen to find out ways they can use technology to enhance their language lessons and network with other like-minded colleagues in their local area and further afield.

Aims of the course: 

There are two sessions to this course.

Session one: Promoting listening and speaking skills with ICT

In the first hands-on session we shall explore effective ways of rehearsing and peer assessing spoken work, raising pupils’ confidence and improving pronunciation using free tools Audacity, Cue Prompter, Levelator, Voki, Vocaroo and Recordmp3. You will learn how easy it is record and edit digital audio, produce professional looking resources and publish the results on the web.

Session two: Improving reading and writing using technology

The second hands-on session looks at how pupils can practise their reading and writing skills by contributing to an online notice board, creating a cool cartoon, professional looking slideshow and making a decorative word cloud with Padlet, Storybird, Animoto and Wordle. 

  • Make great use of ICT to motivate and extend your students;
  • Look at effective ways of enhancing pronunciation and pupils spoken work;
  • Use ICT to assess pupils’ spoken work;
  • Feel confident in using a range of free ICT tools to enhance language learning;
  • Find ways to help extend your pupils in reading and writing.


This course is delivered by Joe Dale. Joe is an independent consultant who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council and the BBC. He is host of the TES MFL forum, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning.

Joe was key in updating the ICT elements of the QCDA SoW for KS2 Primary French; he also designed games for Heinemann’s ‘Expo’. Joe has featured in several Education Guardian articles and has himself both written for and been quoted by the TES. Joe has also written for the TES ICT blog and produced video tutorials for the CILT 14-19 website. Joe recently starred on a Teachers TV programme and has spoken about the Rose Review proposals on BBC Radio 4. His blog has been nominated for four Edublog Awards in the last four years.www.joedale.typepad.com

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.

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