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New CiLT's Services

As well as our free online CPD resources, we offer a variety of primary MFL training courses and workshops both for local groups and as bespoke support for individual or clusters of schools. Training, support and consultancy is designed to assist Head Teachers, governors, primary MFL coordinators, class teachers or teaching assistants.

Bespoke support can usually be arranged as whole day, half day or a series of twilight sessions according to your needs and preferences and can be for organised for individuals, groups or the whole staff. Local Authority schools in the Sussex district can benefit from a ‘local area’ discount.

For no-obligation enquiries about support, including current availability and prices, or simply to discuss your individual training needs please contact Kati Szeless at

A sample of the professional expertise we offer.
GETTING STARTED WITH PRIMARY LANGUAGES
The aim of this training is for participants to engage with, achieve in and enjoy the beginning stages of teaching and learning foreign languages at Key Stage 2. It works through a variety of easily replicable, non-threatening classroom activities and is suitable for individuals or for a whole school staff.
PRIMARY LANGUAGE LEARNING AND LITERACY (INTRODUCTION)
There may be the feeling that time and effort given to primary MFL will deflect some primary schools from their drive to raise standards in English literacy. Based on recent research, this training focuses on a new design of the QCA schemes of work which aims to develop children’s English Literacy skills, as set out in the new National Curriculum, through a robust programme of foreign language learning.
GEARING UP FOR READING AND WRITING
Developing children’s foreign language reading and writing skills often evokes anxiety for teachers but coordinators do need to consider how to address the sharper focus on MFL reading and writing in the new National Curriculum. This training looks at how much can be achieved with a range of easily replicable classroom activities.
PROGRESSION AND ASSESSMENT (INTRODUCTION)
Planning for progression and then recognising it when it occurs is a challenging aspect of primary MFL particularly because there are many ways in which children progress in language learning. This training considers how to plan for progression across Key Stage 2 and investigates different approaches to formative and self-assessment.
STORYTELLING
‘Pupils should be taught to: listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding; appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.’ (The National Curriculum in England, DfE, 2013) Exploring authentic stories in depth, this training exploits the rich context of storytelling for introducing and practising language. The related classroom activities can easily be adapted for different texts. The training is currently available in French.
USING SONGS AND RHYMES
‘Pupils should be taught to: explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words; appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.’ (The National Curriculum in England, DfE, 2013) This training looks at how to exploit a variety of materials in the classroom, from finger rhymes and action songs, to songs for grammar and writing development. The training is currently available in French.
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