Modern Foreign Languages

Welcome to the Modern Foreign Languages web pages for the Grand Union Training Partnership. Here you will find information relevant to the teaching of French and German. French and German are taught to 11-13 year old students in key stage 3, 14-16 year old students in key stage 4 and 17-18 year old students in key stage 5. Topics covered on training include:
  • MFL and the National Curriculum
  • The National Key Stage 3 Strategy (MFL)
  • Lesson Planning
  • Assessment
  • Differentiation
  • Enhancement of subject delivery
  • Classroom management
  • Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills
  • Evaluating language learning resources
  • GCSE Coursework Assessment
  • MFL post 16
  • The first year of teaching. What lies ahead!
Subject Specific Aims: The following aims are in addition to the overall aims stated in the Grand Union Training Partnership.
  • To increase awareness amongst Associate Teachers of their crucial role in raising MFL standards.
  • To enable Associate Teachers to develop in all their learners positive attitudes towards other languages and cultures.
  • To encourage Associate Teachers to incorporate an intercultural dimension into their teaching this will enrich the learning of their pupils.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the role of Modern Foreign Languages in the whole curriculum, with particular reference to the National.
  • To provide opportunities to develop effective teaching and assessment strategies in the Modern Foreign Languages classroom, focusing on appropriate planning, methodologies and organisation of the learning environment.
  • To consider the role and relationship of teachers and learners in the Modern Foreign Languages classroom, with particular reference to individual differences, teaching and learning styles, differentiation and the management of pupils behaviours
Training for each subject is undertaken through a number of twilight sessions and subject training days held in the various schools throughout the academic year. Potential Associate Teachers wishing to embark on the training programme must possess a relevant degree and grade C, or above, in Maths and English at GCSE. Relevant experience may also be considered.
Exam boards used by the schools in which Associate Teachers train include AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJE. Click on the links below to access these sites.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.

The Grand Union Training Partnership,
Sponne School, Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ
Telephone: 01327 350284 ext 253.