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Language-Driven Pedagogy

Building on the success of England’s first MFL Centre for Excellence, the continued partnership between The University of York and The Cam Academy Trust seeks to sustain the approach of strong partnership between academic research and teaching practice for translating educational research into effective classroom practice.


To explore the cpd opportunities available, visit their website!

They provide a comprehensive programme of CPD showing how the recommendations from the MFL Pedagogy Review (2016) can be operationalised through a language-led, knowledge-rich and practice-based curriculum, whereby the three language knowledge strands: phonics, vocabulary and grammar underpin the development of confident communication, cultural understanding and creative use of language.  

  • Aligned with the MFL Pedagogy Review are both the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish and the Ofsted languages research review
  • An extensive suite of freely available classroom resources accompany our CPD, in the form of schemes of work and lesson materials for French, German and Spanish at KS2, KS3 and KS4.

Upcoming Events:

Three-Part Series: Gearing up for the new GCSE

Using expert analysis and practical steps to help all language teachers and leaders approach the new GCSE with confidence, this series of three highly interactive sessions brings together MFL practitioners for rich discussion as we prepare for the first teaching of the new GCSE in French, Spanish and German from September 2024.


Self Study MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy 

This asynchronous course consists of six modules: principles of curriculum design, phonics, vocabulary, grammar, culture and assessment.

Audience: Secondary MFL/secondary subject leaders for MFL
Fee: £50 per module, £200 when booking all six modules

Decolonising and Diversifying the Languages Curriculum form KS2 - KS4 (will be available for registration in the summer)

Learning to express yourself in a new language is ideally both identity forming and horizon broadening. This course presents practical ideas, new perspectives and free resources.