Webinar Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)
This webinar will provide modern foreign languages teachers, subject and curriculum leaders and headteachers with practical guidance on evaluating and enhancing current modern foreign languages provision at key stage 3, aligned with Ofsted guidance.
Ofsted’s curriculum research review series: languages highlights the need for pupils to gain systematic knowledge of the three pillars of language learning: phonics (sound and spelling systems), grammar and vocabulary, in order to build competency in the new language.
In this webinar, Wendy Adeniji, experienced school principal, modern foreign languages teacher, inspector, trainer and author of international renown, explains how the key elements of language can be effectively taught and reinforced at key stage 3 so that they are retained in pupils’ long-term memory, facilitating progression towards autonomy in understanding and communication.
Being able to implement a systematic approach to the three pillars of language learning: phonics, grammar and vocabulary, to enhance provision at key stage 3.
Appreciating the findings from Ofsted’s research review series: languages, and how these can inform effective teaching and learning at key stage 3.
Recognizing the importance of teaching pupils to transcribe words and short sentences that they hear, and to speak coherently, confidently, and with increasing accuracy.
Understanding how to build knowledge of grammar, with explicit description of grammatical features, and opportunities to practise and revisit in different contexts.
Developing pupils’ ability to retain vocabulary, giving priority to high-frequency and relevant topic-based vocabulary, with planned revisiting to increase automatic and fluent recall.