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"Welcome to a rich tapestry of insights from passionate language teachers! In this guest blog series, we amplify the voices of dedicated colleagues, sharing their innovative approaches, impactful strategies, and valuable experiences. Join us on a journey of collaborative learning and excellence in language education."

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Meet The Contributors

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Isabelle Jones

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Isabelle has been teaching languages in secondary schools in England for over 30 years. She was Head of Modern Languages in 2 different schools for 18 years, taught both French and Spanish from KS2 to A Level as well as some German and EAL. She is currently an Associate Assistant Headteacher in charge of ITT, educational visits, EAL and external CPD. She is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, a proud  member of ALL National Council, a qualified translator and interpreter, an author and reviewer for a range of online platforms and publishers, a Spanish A Level marker and a regular speaker at educational events. She spoke at the researchEd National event in London in September 2023 and she is the organiser for researchEd Cheshire 2023 and 2024. She also enjoys sharing good language practice and educational research on X.

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Jérôme Nogues

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Jérôme has taught for over 20 years in London and in Shropshire, in state and independent schools. He is an EPI enthusiast, previously Head of Languages and Digital Learning in a small prep school near Shrewsbury. He has a passion for education technology and its use in and out of the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. He regularly leads CPD sessions for fellow teachers to develop their IT skills face to face or online. He is the creator of Poésíæ, the global MFL poem recitation and art competitions. He has been involved in co-writing, editing and adapting a number of books for the Language Gym. He also enjoys publishing videos on his YouTube channel as well as creating resources for various language educational providers. YT Channel: http://bit.ly/3Hi6ZRe

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Lucy Dreznin

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Lucy is a former Head of German and Curriculum lead at secondary school and sixth form level. Having worked previously in the performing arts, she is devoted to empowering the teaching profession and developing languages curriculum through authentic materials and a variety of cultural resources.  She regularly presents at language teaching events and conferences and gained her NPQ in Lead Teaching in 2023. She is currently working as a consultant for the National Consortium of Languages Education (NCLE) at University College London.

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Klaudia Schwenk

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Klaudia  a graduate of the University of Duisburg-Essen with a Masters in German, English Literature and Political Sciences, trained for her teaching qualification at King Edward's Consortium in Birmingham. Initially with a background in publishing and bookselling, she now has over ten years teaching experience (Primary and now Secondary again) and is Head of German at an International School in German. At the same time she continues teaching German as a First, Second and Foreign Language. She has a keen interest in Second Language Acquisition, the teaching of literature, the development of writing skills and most recently the use of AI in teaching. She has spoken at ResearchEd Deutschland in 2023. Her first encounter with E.P.I. 3 years ago had a profound effect on her approach to teaching German as a foreign and second language. 

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