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Teaching and preparing students for the new GCSE

About the Session

Excelling in GCSE Modern Foreign Languages: Comprehensive Preparation for Success


Description: This professional development session is designed to equip language teachers with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to effectively teach and prepare students for success in the new GCSE Modern Foreign Languages specification. Participants will explore all elements of the GCSE curriculum, including reading aloud, dictation, photo tasks, extending writing tasks, translation and role-plays, while gaining access to my comprehensive workbook materials for both teachers and students.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Understanding the New GCSE Modern Foreign Languages Specification:

    • Provide an overview of the key components and assessment criteria of the new GCSE specification, focusing on reading aloud, dictation, photo tasks, and role-plays.

    • Explore the cognitive and linguistic skills required for success in each element of the GCSE examination.

  2. Teaching Reading Aloud and Dictation:

    • Discuss effective strategies for teaching reading aloud, including pronunciation, intonation, and fluency, to enhance students' oral communication skills.

    • Explore techniques for teaching dictation, including listening comprehension, spelling, and grammar, to improve students' accuracy and writing skills.

  3. Mastering Photo Tasks:

    • Provide guidance on how to approach photo tasks effectively, including analysing visual stimuli, generating ideas, and structuring responses to demonstrate comprehension and cultural understanding.

    • Explore strategies for integrating photo tasks into classroom activities and assessments to develop students' interpretative skills and critical thinking.

  4. Excelling in Role-Plays:

    • Discuss techniques for preparing students for role-plays, including vocabulary building, scenario practice, and cultural awareness, to enhance their ability to communicate effectively in real-life situations.

    • Provide examples of role-play scenarios and strategies for guiding students through the role-play process, from preparation to performance.

  5. Mastering the extended writing tasks and translation:


Duration: The session is structured for one hour, allowing ample time for interactive demonstrations, collaborative discussions, and exploration of resources.


Additional Benefits: Participants will receive access to a range of resources to support the implementation of effective teaching and preparation strategies for the new GCSE Modern Foreign Languages specification. Additionally, permission to record the session and a downloadable PDF copy of the presentation will be provided for continued professional development and reference.


By engaging in this session, language teachers will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to effectively teach and prepare students for success in all elements of the new GCSE Modern Foreign Languages specification, fostering proficiency and achievement in language learning.


The session can be customised to align with your specific needs, which will be thoroughly addressed during the booking process.

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