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  • 1. Language Leaders Award
  • 2. What does it do for young people? • reward their language learning • give them a purpose and context for their language skills • develop their generic communication and leadership skills • give them a better understanding of themselves as learners • give a better understanding of the role of the teacher • enhance their self-esteem and confidence • improve their evaluative and analytical skills • increase their personal attainment in a foreign language
  • 3. What does it involve? • suggested 25-30 hours delivery of course • MFL teacher who can be explicit about aspects of pedagogy (ITT mentor) • Continuous assessment by teacher • Minimum of 1 hour (4 x 15 mins) language activity planned, delivered and evaluated by the language leader (assessed by teacher)
  • 4. Language Leaders Award Overview of the course
  • 5. Autumn Term: Developing teaching skills Spring Term: Planning own lessons Summer Term: Teaching in Primary
  • 6. Preparing to teach: Autumn Term – developing skills • Language of the classroom • Getting pupils’ attention • Basic progression in language learning activities • Plan one activity to teach to the group • Culture of the TL country – think of two things you can do to bring a cultural dimension to your lesson • Games for language learning • How can you use music, rhythm, song, movement or drama to help your pupils learn
  • 7. Planning 3 lessons: Spring Term • Get into groups of 2 or 3 • Know which school/which language/which year to plan for • Choose topics and language to teach • Plan 3 x 1 hour teaching (each student to deliver independently 20 minutes each time over 3 successive lessons to the same pupils) • Prepare resources and materials • Practise with peers and receive feedback
  • 8. Teaching in primary schools: Summer Term • Go out to primary schools to deliver lessons • Teacher to accompany and evalutate Successful completion of your one hour’s independent teaching = Language Leaders Award