MFL teachers: some useful material for you from Language World 2014
There were great teachers and some very useful and inspiring presentations at Language World 2014, the annual conference of ALL, the UK Association for Language Learning. The theme this year was ALL Joined up and here are just a few links on key themes that emerged which might whet your appetite to go searching for more!
Three of the key themes at Lancaster 2014
Strategies that can help us to increase use of Target language in the classroom
- Getting students to talk spontaneously (Chris Fueller): http://slidesha.re/1ihIwdM
- Great presentations on increasing students’ production of language in the classroom:
The Flipped classroom The emphasis is on developing students’ thinking skills, autonomy and collaborative learning: Homework time to deliver knowledge, classroom time to deliver skills and understanding with the use of existing or custom-produced videos. Some teachers are applying the principles of the flipped classroom to MFL.
This presentations introduces real possibilities for Flipping the MFL classroomhttp://bit.ly/1fdrY6c (Helen Bates
Chris Fuller describes his teaching context as ‘Low profile, low motivation, low skills’ and shares some of his strategies for developing thoughful contexts for thoughtful students: http://slidesha.re/1ihIwdM, Blog: www.chrisfuler.typepad.com
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