Professional Development Consortium in MFL

Using research evidence to raise attainment in the MFL classroom .

University of Portsmouth

Wednesday 11 July 5.00-7.00pm

St George’s Building, St Thomas’ Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HY Room 1.11

Dan MacPherson presents:

Making good memories? How to make language stick.

You have 5 years to learn 2000+ words. Go. Wait. Where to start? How frequently should they be revisited? Do they all have the same value? What if your memory struggles to retain them? These are the challenges facing KS3/4 students up and down the country. The session will explore some of the barriers to language retention, how best to structure the curriculum to overcome these and how to support students develop good memories of MFL.

Dan is Assistant Headteacher at Greenwich Free School with responsibility for SEND and Safeguarding. Prior to this, he was Senior Head of MFL at Harris Academy Peckham and Assistant Headteacher at North Bridge House Canonbury. He is passionate about the effective teaching and learning of modern languages and raising the profile of MFL in schools. Alongside these commitments, he is an examiner for GCSE French and a course convenor for the AQA CPD team