Would you like to move away from the model of planning 3 lessons within each lesson?
Would you like to ensure high levels of engagement for all pupils in your MFL classroom?
Would you like to make differentiation less of a chore and bolt-on task, and more of a way to embed student progress?
Effective Differentiation is a crucial element in MFL. Even in mixed-ability settings, all pupils can make great progress, but only if a realistic approach is adopted. Differentiation need not require extra time and effort - besides, the notion of planning 3 sub-lessons within each lesson is simply unsustainable. In this course we will identify more practical and manageable strategies, drawing equally upon traditional ’pen and paper’ methods allied to easily implemented technological solutions.
Delivered by a highly experienced MFL teacher, and one of our most experienced trainers, this course will carefully explore what effective differentiation in the languages classroom should look like. Discover how improving students’ autonomy and individualising learning opportunities can lead to outstanding progress for all, and maybe even an improved uptake of the subject!
This course has been updated to reflect the new MFL curriculum.
We strongly recommend you bring along a tablet device (don’t forget to charge it up!).
A mobile phone is fine too.
How to differentiate – Open-ended yet structured. Plus: making grammar more fun (no, honestly!)
Lower level language but higher order thinking!
Quick differentiation techniques leading to outstanding learning
Making Growth Mindset work in reality
Making the new curriculum work – Target language and the four skills
A ‘No Passengers’ approach to effective collaboration and groupwork
Manageable feedback for greater engagement and motivation
Activities and lesson planning - tried and trusted, engaging, but with enough challenge
Great starters and plenaries for inclusivity.
Enhancing progress - digital and traditional methods!
Exploiting video - to further Speaking and Writing skills
Best of the Web - from personalised learning to unmissable teacher resources
“Peter delivered a truly fantastic day today: warm, knowledgable and full of energy, I have learnt a huge amount about differentiating in MFL. The resources were practical and stimulating - I know I will use all of them with my students. I will definitely be attending more Dragonfly courses in the future. Merci!”Head of Department , American International School of Cape Town
“I loved the course - it was engaging from the very beginning. I am looking forward to using the ideas with my mixed ability groups. Thank you!”Teacher , Stanwell School
“A very useful course, giving us a great choice of teaching strategies that can be used in our everyday teaching.”Teacher , GEMS - Newport City Council