primary & secondary education Training

Effectively Utilising Technology to Teach Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

primary & secondary education Training

09:15 - 16:00

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Central London

According to the Education Endowment Foundation, the question for educators is no longer whether they should be using technology in learning, but rather, how technology can most effectively be integrated into the curriculum. Utlising technology in MFL Teaching is increasingly important, especially as research shows that 87% of students are excellent or good at using technology, compared to 37% of teachers.

This interactive course will explore how different cross-platform tools can promote collaboration, independent learning, creativity and assessment opportunities. Throughout the course, delegates will use hands-on learning to explore the power and potential of different technologies such as iPads, Android devices, Windows tablets and laptops, and how they can enhance learning in and out of the classroom.

Focusing on pedagogical principles and improving outcomes, our expert trainer will demonstrate how easy it is to enhance learning in a purposeful way with a range of free apps or tools which are compatible across all common devices.

This Course requires delegates to bring their own portable tablet or laptop devices to trial out new technologies

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain understanding into how technology can promote collaboration across schools and allow learners the opportunity to provide feedback
  • Learn how to use a range of apps and web tools to encourage independent learning and autonomous practice, leading to more effective pedagogy
  • Take away new approaches for using technology to channel creativity and personalised learning
  • Effectively utilising technology to facilitate formative assessment and shorten the feedback loop

Expert Trainer

  • Joe Dale, Independent Languages Consultant, Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian

Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the UK coalition government and advised on the Linguanet Worldwide project for The Language Company.

He created ICT activities for the new Institut Français, ALL and Network for Languages Primary French Project Niveau Bleu, Blanc and Rouge courses and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe is currently supporting the Erasmus Plus project Conflict to Cooperation with 5 European countries. He was recently described in a Guardian article as an ‘MFL guru’ and ‘the man behind the #mfltwitterati.’.

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Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives


Promoting Collaboration and Feedback Through Free Web Tools

  • Using to encourage student interaction, dual coding and channeling creativity brought Q and A, translation and dialogue practice
  • Using Padlet to allow learners to develop their speaking and writing skills by publishing their multimedia outcomes to a real audience and encouraging peer review


Morning Break


Promoting Speaking Skills and Distance Learning Opportunities

  • Using Seesaw to create grammar screencasts in a flipped classroom approach and facilitate written and audio feedback
  • Using Flipgrid to practice speaking and listening skills and offer video feedback wherever and whenever you would like


Using Book Creator to Produce and Share Personalised Multimedia E-books For Promoting All Four Skills

  • Producing multimedia slideshows with Adobe Spark Video for promoting speaking and writing skills
  • Getting creative with, Autodraw , and




Free Formative Assessment Tools for Shortening the Feedback Loop

  • Using Mentimeter for brainstorming word clouds, crowdsourcing opinion and retrieval practice
  • Using Charlala for practising speaking and listening skills through personalised drawing


Afternoon Break


Saving Teacher Preparation Time with Low Stakes Testing

  • Using Socrative for creating quick fire assessments and pre-made quizzes
  • Using Google Forms to make self-marking vocabulary tests


Feedback, Evaluation & Close

*Programme subject to change

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