The teaching of a foreign language is a requirement of the KS2 curriculum.
This inspiring course draws on approaches from CLPE’s highly successful Power of Reading project. Participants are introduced to two authentic French picture books using patterns in narrative and language to enhance enjoyment and success in the teaching and learning of another language and enriching vocabulary and grammatical understanding. Verse and song play an important part in the course. Course members also gain insights into the wider world of French picture books.
This course will:
• Introduce French picture books and show how they can be used in the classroom
• Develop linguistic and grammatical knowledge
• Enhance intercultural understanding
• Develop cross-curricular links in line with the KS2 curriculum for 2014
Participants will gain:
• Practical and imaginative ideas for teaching French using quality illustrated texts
•Insights into the world of picture books published in French and information about how to find out more
• Two French picture books with teaching sequences and information and ideas about further resources to assist teaching primary languages
The course will be led by Liz Luka and Ann Lazim.
Liz Luka is a cross-phase teaching and learning consultant as well as being Assistant Head Teacher at Bounds Green Primary School and a CILT accredited MFL consultant. She has 25 years MFL teaching and training experience across the Key Stages including 5 years’ experience as head of languages and 5 years in an advisory role in Haringey supporting secondary MFL teams, implementation of languages teaching in KS1 and KS2 and subject leader training and coaching. She has delivered language development training and support for Literacy and other areas of the curriculum through quality first teaching, including the alignment of MFL and Literacy. Liz is also a Specialist Leader of Education for MFL, KS2 English and Leadership and IOE Associate Tutor.
Ann Lazim is the Literature and Library Development Manager at CLPE. She has a long standing interest in and knowledge of international children’s literature, developed through her work at CLPE and with IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People.
"We should never underestimate the world of personal and cultural opportunities that languages skills can bring. So an investment in language teaching now is an important investment in our children’s futures."Vicky Gough, British Council. March 2014
"The day has provided me with lots of new ideas and resources for different age groups. It has shown how approaches in Primary Languages can link with the whole school policy on English and reading."Course Participants, 2015-16