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MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy CPD Course

Research-informed French, German and Spanish teaching at KS3 and KS4 for higher uptake and greater success at GCSE

Our FREE CPD course offers an unparalleled opportunity for teachers to develop a comprehensive understanding of the 2016 Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Pedagogy Review recommendations,  providing a springboard for any curriculum and pedagogy development planning in light of the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish. The course is in line with the:

  • 2016 MFL Pedagogy Review recommendations
  • 2021 Ofsted research review
  • New Subject Content for French, German and Spanish GCSE – for first teaching in 2024 with first exams in summer 2026.

The course covers principles of curriculum design, phonics, vocabulary, grammar and culture with an introduction to assessment. A sixth stand alone module on assessment is also offered as a self-study opportunity. We are currently inviting registrations for the courses detailed below.

Autumn-Spring Course

Our Autumn-Spring Course consists of five 2.5hr instructor-led monthly remote learning sessions complemented by online peer and Course Leader support.

Blended Course

Our Blended Course allows participants to work flexibly through the five modules at a personalised pace and is complemented by a dedicated Teach-Meet per module with an experienced Course Leader and fellow participants.

Online Self-study Course

Our online self-study (asynchronous) version of our CPD course is for participants who wish to work flexibly through the five modules at a personalised pace and are not eligible for our Autumn-Spring/ Blended Courses.

Subject Leader and Teacher Briefings

Understanding the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish

These FREE online sessions enable participants to develop understanding of the changes to the GCSE for French, German and Spanish, and draw out their implications for teaching and assessment, answering key questions and providing a springboard for any curriculum and pedagogy development planning.  To see further information and register for an autumn term briefing, click the button below.

NCELP ‘builders’ sessions

We have a suite of CPD sessions aimed at teachers who have completed out CPD course or have experience of using our Schemes of Work.

Themed Teach-Meets

These sessions offer an input led by our current Course Leaders, on a spotlight theme of Curriculum Design, Phonics, Vocabulary or Grammar coupled with an ‘ask the practitioner’ opportunity. Drawing on their knowledge as expert practitioners of the NCELP SOW, the session leaders will also share examples of the resources they use in their everyday teaching.

Differentiation in the NCELP Schemes of Work

We are offering sessions on differentiation in the NCELP SOW to support lower proficiency learners and to offer stretch and challenge for higher proficiency learners.

Practising and consolidating phonics knowledge

This highly practical session looks at teaching and learning activities to embed phonics knowledge beyond the initial introductory teaching phase.