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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.

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Self Study MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy 

This asynchronous course consists of six modules: principles of curriculum design, phonics, vocabulary, grammar, culture and assessment.
Each module is split into a number of parts.  This allows participants to undertake each module in a number of different sittings.  There are activities included within in each part to help strengthen participants’ understanding of the themes, such as reflection questions and ‘hands-on’ tasks.  
At the end of each module there is a suggested follow-on task. Often these tasks are about taking what you have learnt back into the classroom and/or discussing your learning with your MFL colleagues.

Audience: Secondary MFL Teachers/Secondary Subject Leaders for MFL
Fee: £50 per module, £200 when booking all six modules

Module 1: Curriculum Design
Module 2: Phonics
Module 3: Vocabulary
Module 4: Grammar
Module 5: Culture
Module 6: Principles of Assessment Design