​Formal Courses & Conferences

The above link will take you to a list of course providers, including those run by HTLC, CILT, Comenius, SSAT, ALL and Links into Languages (who by the way are doing a grand job of trying to get all the language courses advertised together in one place)


ETALT: Every Teacher A Language Teacher - a comprehensive course
for teachers to brush-up or start a language from scratch, run through University of Southampton, Free if booked by 9th September 2010 - see flyer below and contact **Jo.Rhys-Jones@hants.gov.uk**

HTLC Courses

funding for Primary Languages due to cease at the end of March 2011
, the HIAS Languages team is committed to offering a wide range of courses to support teachers over the next two terms via HTLC. Book online while you still can at http://htlc.hants.gov.uk or call
01962 844288.

Courses coming up soon include:

  • PRIMARY CLASS TEACHER EXTENDED COURSE - CANCELLED 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 2010 - Fareham. This comprehensive course aims to support non-specialist language teachers, providing linguistic and methodology training through a beginners course in French (other languages maybe available on request); an introduction to a variety of techniques to help children learn vocabulary and language structures; and an explanation of the KS2 entitlement to Languages and the KS2 Framework.click here for resources from this course

  • ASSESSMENT IN PRIMARY LANGUAGES -13th January 2011 (Havant). An introduction to assessment techniques for both primary and secondary teachers who are leading languages at KS2, with practical activities and resources to take away.Participants will learn how to assess for learning, specifically within languages; use the free ASSET Making & Marking Progress materials; get to grips with what progression means in language learning.

  • FRENCH/SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS - starts 20th Jan 2011 - Winchester A six-week half-day course for primary colleagues who want to start learning French or Spanish from the very beginning. Participants will learn the French/Spanish phonic system to be able to say any word in French/Spanish, to build simple sentences, using simple grammatical structures. Activities will be practical, interactive - and fun! NB - This course is intended for complete beginners.

  • MFL TRANSITION - ENSURING PROGRESSION FROM KS2 TO KS3 & PRACTICAL TIPS TO SUPPORT YEAR 711th Mar 2011 - Basingstoke. What is the point of learning a language for four years or more and then starting again from scratch? How does a comprehensive cope with mixed year 7 pupils coming in from a number of primary schools? This one day course offers practical ideas and resources to tackle the concerns of teachers who want the best transition for their students. A one day course for Heads of department and subject co-ordinators at key stage 2 and key stage 3.

To book a place on any of the above email **htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk** or log in to **Hampshire HTLC learning zone**

Conferences 2010-2011

Hampshire Languages Conference - 7th October 2010, Holiday Inn, Eastleigh

Following on from the success of last year, this year’s Conference is a cross-phase event for both Primary and Secondary teachers of languages and is being run jointly with Links into Languages South East. For more details and to BOOK A PLACE, please visit the Conference wikispace at http://october7th.wikispaces.com/ or see the flyer below.

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MFL and Pupils with Special Educational Needs – November 18th 2010, Southampton University. a co-badged conference with Links into Languages, presented by John Connor, former faculty head.http://www.linksintolanguages.ac.uk/events/1509

Teacher Trips to learn languages to Spain, France and Germany

Would you like to develop your language skills as well as benefit from spending a week in a primary school abroad in France, Spain or Germany in February or Easter 2011? If so, then the CILT PRIMARY TEACHERS PROJECTis for you. Participants will receive aweek of language and methodology training; a week shadowing in a primary school; practical ideas for teaching languages across KS2; a deeper understanding of the culture; EU Comenius funding of up to 2,500 Euros; supply cover contribution of £525.

The deadline to apply is 15 September, so teachers are encouraged to sign up before the summer holidays. For more information, please visit the link above or email ptp@cilt.org.uk

Annual Immersion courses in France for Primary & Secondary teachers of French are also offered by Le Francais en Ecosse and attract EU Comenius grants funding. Download the flyer for full details

Free training - Local Support Groups

LSGs are free twilight sessions, formerly funded by the national languages organisation, CILT but now run and funded by the HIAS languages team. There are two such groups in Hampshire, one near Church Crookham and the other a roaming group, both of which meet approx 5 times a year and run sessions on topics as varied as using storybooks in primary language classes to phonics to hands-on animation workshops. They are led by local teachers and sometimes national speakers.Please click here for more details.

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These are informal groups of teachers and like-minded individuals who meet up informally in cafes to improve their own language skills. Louise Pagden set up several groups as part of a University of Southampton initiative, but they are now self sufficient. A good place to meet like-minded teachers without the commitment of an evening course. Click the link for details of the next meetings.

Previously run courses:

  • TEACHING LANGUAGES TO MIXED-AGE CLASSES - 23rd Sep 2009 -When a mixed age class is properly planned for and taught with good differentiation, children will not be left behind, nor will their previous learning be ignored. This course examines progression through structure and has lots of practical activities & ideas for differentiation. While mostly at Primary it will also address many issues faced by secondary teachers as their year 7 arrive with vastly different experiences of language learning. Click here for resources from this course
  • SECONDARY NQTs TRAINING - - 9th November 2009, 12th March 2010 & 14th June 2010 - Advanced Skills Teachers, Ben Shaw and Louise Wornell will be on hand to share ideas about assessment, reading & writing, speaking and spontaneity. Click here for NQT page.
  • NEW KS3 CURRICULUM - The renewed framework went 'live' as a planning tool September 2009, and will be launched officially in October. We are planning a workshop to familiarise teachers with the new slimmed down objectives and exemplar for January 22nd 2010.Meanwhile training will also be available to SLN groups.
  • USING PowerPoint and the IWB IN LANGUAGES - around 12th November 2009 - a new course can be arranged on demand -simple hands-on exploration of using PowerPoint to enhance language teaching & learning. Use features of PowerPoint to make teaching from any board interactive.
  • Using Internet Tools in Languages - around 11th February 2010 tbc - Share bookmarks online so websites can be accessed by children, parents and staff from anywhere. Use free technology such as Photostory and Audacity to help classroom management when practising speaking skills. Make use of some simple and free web2.0 tools to make links with schools around the world click here for some of the materials used in this course

Inset -

resources from Inset and staff meetings can be found here.