Reshaping languages contains hundreds of video clips illustrating good practice. Pick
a theme from the left-hand menu and opt for ‘case studies’.
Wherever you see this symbol you will be able to view and download video
clips of teachers in action or interviews about why things work
well and how you can do them yourselves.
approaches with NVQ languages.
Aims: to improve participation in languages in KS4 and to help
students to see the relevance of languages in a range of work
environments, including travel, hospitality and
Mandarin as part of an enrichment
programme. In 2009, four learners achieved their
ABC Award in Speaking and Listening in Mandarin. These were some of
the first students at secondary school in the Bournemouth area to
achieve a qualification in Mandarin.
Managing the double language option and
teaching grammar through song.
These learners are fast-tracked to take GCSE German in Year
10 and French in Year 11. In these video clips we see
how the teacher uses songs to reintroduce French and
revise basic grammar.
CoPE through International
Communications and Business Enterprise. A series
of videos demonstrating the use of the ASDAN International Award
and describing the benefits and flexibility of the course.
Business meets Languages event. A video of an event
for Year 9 pupils to demonstrate the value of languages in the
workplace which included input from different businesses.
Setting up an NVQ Language
course. A series of video clips
describing how an NVQ language course was set up and how it has
developed over five years.
What do you want to know about languages in
Where can I find online training?
brand new 14-19 Training Zone offers
continuing professional development for teachers of languages to
students aged 14-19. Tutorials include 'How to set up an
MFL blog' and downloading YouTube clips for use in the
I want to get advice about teaching strategies and read
examples of good practice in different courses that I can
share with colleagues.
You can gain a wealth of ideas
about inspiring a range of different learners from our 14-19
themes. Most of our themes include sub-themes on ‘Principles
of Teaching’, ‘Organisational Issues’ and ‘Resources’. Take a
look at ‘Target language’ to get
I want to access resources that I can use in
Reshaping languages contains a treasure-trove of resources, many of
them created by teachers for teachers. Most of our themes include a
sub-theme on ‘Resources’ which are directly linked to the topic you
are interested in.
I want to know about alternative accreditations and more
traditional qualifications so that I can choose the right
Reshaping languages contains information on just about every
qualification you could wish to consider. Select one of the
qualifications themes and you’ll be able to find out what the
different features of the accreditations are as well as what other
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