Modern and International Languages Secondary Sector

This section intends to provide secondary schools with a range of information, guidance, opportunities and resources to support, improve and promote the teaching and learning of languages. If you would like to request a specific section to be added or if you would like to contribute to this section by sharing some your most successful practice, feel free to contact the Global Futures GwE team: stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Guide for Governors

Guide for Governors - Resources

Useful booklet and guidance for school Governors to support Languages in the curriculum. Created by RoutesCymru, all documents and more information can also be found on their website.

Promoting Languages

Resources to help schools promote Language and to encourage our learners to opt for Languages at KS4 and 5

Videos

Videos
Range of video links to use with your classes.

Why French: Institut francais ( 30 seconds- English only)

https://plusloin.io/en

Routes Cymru promotional video ( 2:56) ( English and Welsh)

BLC: Business Language Communication (English)

GCSE: why continue languages at KS4:

Adobe Spark 1 minute video Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen examples:
Cymraeg

Why study languages: youtube ( 9 minutes/ lot sof ideas on different careers)( English only)

Careers with Languages Webinars Trailer

Contains extracts from all 6 Webinars so far.
13 minutes 16 seconds
Would you like to use/watch the whole webinars? Please contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Resources

Range of resources to inspire/motivate students and show them the importance of languages

Sample of a GCHQ resource/ code-breaking- French
Inspiring and exciting activities created by GCHQ ( Government Communication Headquarters) such as using problem-solving skills, language and research skills to stop drug traffickers – to access the full resources contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru.
Resources are available in French, Spanish, German.

PIlacs booklets and PPT: Within this pack of posters, postcards and activity booklets, you
will fi nd a pre-designed classroom activity for Year 9 students.

Where Languages take you: Presentation by celebrities who speak how languages help their work or have been important to them and follow up questions.

Careers and Languages: PPT with powerful points about the advantages of studying languages which can be used to create your own promotional video.

Links to interactive websites

 

www.worldoflanguages.co.uk: a free online game that includes nine activities that celebrate the world’s languages, how they borrow from one another but also feature unique, untranslatable words deeply tied to their culture.

MFL Mentoring: Resources KS3+

The team have created a suite of resources are language taster sessions and university tours, designed for KS3 but will be just as applicable to older learners.

University tours: https://mflmentoring.padlet.org/mflmentoring/universities
Language taster: https://mflmentoring.padlet.org/mflmentoring/LanguageTasters

Curriculum for Wales – Supporting the Reform Journey

Curriculum for Wales- supporting the Reform Journey

We will post here projects, pilots or resources which can be relevant and helpful to your planning for CfW.

The Anthea Bell prize

A new translation competition is launching in Autumn 2021 for students aged 11-18 in Wales. The Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators is an initiative from the Translation Exchange at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. The competition will run from French into Welsh for the first time in 2021-2022.

What a great way to inspire and motivate students in using languages creatively and making connections which will enable them to become confident and curious learners!

For more infomation regarding the competition tasks and teaching resources for the Welsh and English strands click on the link provided here.

The Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators

 

Multilingualism

Find below links to various practical resources and reading materials on multilingualism in the classroom and in the community.

These resources are mainly for secondary schools but some are relevant to the primary sector too.

MFL Mentoring
Multilingual Literacy Project - Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr - ERW 2015-18

Pilot project developed by Janette Davies, MFL teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr ( ERW).

By recognising the common needs of all language learning and at all levels of competence, the project has evolved into a joint venture between all languages departments. It also places the learner at the centre of the process and provides opportunities for developing the four purposes of the new Curriculum for Wales.

This document is a step by step guide to implementing the project into all language departments in a school.

To access all resources, join the Multilingual Literacy ERW Llythrennedd Amlieithog on Hwb.
https://hwb.gov.wales/networks/f98a4bf9-5b90-4f3c-8207-e60ca33aabbb

Promoting Multilingualism in school - Prestatyn High

 

 

Short video to show what the school has put in place to raise awareness and promote the benefits of multilingualism following an ERW conference on the subject.
Sharing Experiences of Schools in Scotland - Gillian Campbell-Thow

 

Sharing Experiences of Schools in Scotland

13.12.2021
Gillian Campbell-Thow
Improvement Officer for Modern Languages/ Strategic Lead for Language teaching and learning and Gaelic-medium education.


 

Planning Differently for CfW – Lessons Learned in Scotland

07.02.2022
Gillian Campbell-Thow
Improvement Officer for Modern Languages/ Strategic Lead for Language teaching and learning and Gaelic-medium education

 

Transition: How to Ensure Continuity and Progress

10.03.2022
Gillian Campbell-Thow
Improvement Officer for Modern Languages/ Strategic Lead for Language teaching and learning and Gaelic-medium education
Explicit Knowledge and Meaningful Practice - Rachel Hawkes

 

Explicit Knowledge and Meaningful Practice

Details: Teaching explicit knowledge levels the playing field and meaningful practice makes the language stick.

20.01.2022
Guest speaker: Rachel Hawkes
Co-director NCELP/ Director of International Education and Research for Comberton Academy Trust. 

 

17.02.2022
Guest speaker: Rachel Hawkes
Co-director NCELP/ Director of International Education and Research for Comberton Academy Trust.

PART 1

PART 2

 

Vocabulary: Breadth and Depth

Details: What does it mean to know a word?
Explore activities to develop breadth and depth of word knowledge.
(Some of the aspects of depth of vocabulary knowledge won’t be a part of primary knowledge, but the session will help to understand the bigger picture)

17.02.2022
Guest speaker: Rachel Hawkes
Co-director NCELP/ Director of International Education and Research for Comberton Academy Trust.
International languages within the Languages, Literacy & Communication AoLE - Session 1: 11/05/2022

Professional Development Opportunities

Webinars

GF GwE:30th Nov 2020: making every MFL lesson count: Challenge in MFL ( NQT and non-specialists):

25th Jan 2021: GCSE Speaking Exam preparation 2021

CSC: Blended learning

 

Other links

TILT webinars

Joe dale Youtube channel and webinars

 

 

Useful language institutes

The Global Futures GwE team is working in partnership with a range of partners.
The different institutes offer all kinds of training opportunities and access to resources. You can sign up to their newsletters to make sure you are kept informed of the latest events.

Routes Into Languages Cymru

Institut Français

Goethe Institute

Conserejía Española

Confucius Institute

The British Council

Linguascope

Association for Language Learning

Training materials

Over the last few years, we invited Guest speakers to deliver training sessions during insets and conferences to Secondary teachers in GwE. You can find their presentations and materials on our Hwb GwE MFL. ( Greg Horton, Wendi Adeniji, Juliet Park, Martine Pillette, Liz Black, Jennifer Wozniak…)

Hwb GwE MFL

Webinar: Developing Speaking Confidence at AS

 

AS Level: Strategies and resources to raise pupils’ confidence for the speaking examination- French

Provider: Ariane Laumonier (Institut Français and Cardiff University)

EAS PL- Webinar 7.3.22

Retrieval, Interleaving and Spacing in the MFL Classroom: Jennifer Wozniak

 

We all know what retrieval practice, interleaving and spacing are but what does that look like in practice in our day to day lessons and in our schemes of learning? Rationale for incorporated retrieval, interleaving and spacing as well as a range of practical examples will be shared in this talk. Presented by Jennifer Wozniak-Rush, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning and Specialist Leader of Education in T&L and MFL at The Hollins in Lancashire, who has a wide experience of teaching French from KS1 to KS4.

Let's Talk: Jennifer Wozniak

 

If a language is meant to be spoken first, how do you encourage pupils to speak as much as possible in the target language, build confidence and make pupils realise that it is okay to make mistakes? This session will present a range of engaging strategies that encourage pupils to speak spontaneously in the target language not only with the teacher but also between peers. Presented by Jennifer Wozniak-Rush, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning and Specialist Leader of Education in T&L and MFL at The Hollins in Lancashire, who has a wide experience of teaching French from KS1 to KS4.

Resources

GwE MFL Hwb Network

Join the Hwb GwE MFL network where you will find some useful resources for Secondary.

GwE MFL Hwb Network

The Global Futures GwE Team

Hub Leader Contacts

Names and contacts of the Global Futures GwE Team.

Newsletters

The Global Futures GwE team issues a newsletter every half-term. The newsletters are issued on the GwE Bulletin and the MFL page of the GwE website. If you would like the Newsletter to be sent to you directly, contact stephanieelliswilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

Newsletters

Network meetings

We will post here important information shared discussed during Network meetings and which could be useful to all practitioners.

 

MFL SECONDARY SECTOR NETWORK MEETING: 14/10/2021

Global futures partners

The Global Futures GwE team is working in partnership with a range of partners.
The different institutes offer all kinds of training opportunities and access to resources. You can sign up to their newsletters to make sure you are kept informed of the latest events.

Routes Into Languages Cymru

Institut Français

Goethe Institute

Conserejía Española

Confucius Institute

The British Council

Linguascope

Association for Language Learning

MFL Mentoring