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Primary Language Learning for Teachers

Duration: 6 weeks (4.30pm - 6.30pm)

Overview

The Hope Primary Language Learning programme is a six week course that has been designed specifically to support the development of professional practice for non-specialist primary teachers/educators in modern languages – with a focus on French or Spanish. It is intended to help participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding essential to develop linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

The course aims to give primary practitioners increased confidence in their use of the French/Spanish language in the classroom to support language learning. It will give an appreciation of activities and resources that can be used to develop children’s emergent use of the foreign language so that they may also become confident, competent linguists.

The programme will provide a context for participants to practically engage with the French/Spanish language along with a consideration of the key principles for foreign language learning and how best to facilitate this in the classroom.

Although the emphasis will be on French or Spanish, the ideas and methodologies are transferable across any language.

Aims

This programme specifically aims to develop:

• The knowledge, skills and understanding essential to become an effective and confident teaching practitioner of basic Primary French/Spanish language, including development of both linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

• The skills to develop innovative ideas and practical strategies for use in the classroom, utilising a variety of resources and methodologies.

• An understanding of principles for foreign language learning and how to facilitate this in the classroom.

• The opportunity to actively engage with their own professional experiences and practice surrounding primary languages, with opportunities for involvement, discussion and reflection.

Upon registration participants will gain access to Liverpool Hope University’s online learning platform, Moodle. Additional resources, learning materials, guidance documents and support will be made available throughout your time on the course.

Successful completion of the course will award participants with a Certificate of Attendance.

Dates & Time

Dates:

This programme will be delivered over six weeks. The dates are:

• Thursday 8th October

• Thursday 12th November

• Thursday 3rd December

• Thursday 11th February

• Thursday 17th March

• Thursday 5th May

Time:

4:30pm-6:30pm (refreshments and networking available from 4pm).

Cost

Partner School* Rate: £250.00 per person.

Non-Partner School: £350.00 per person.

Liverpool Hope University NQT: £250.00 per person.

* A partner school is any school that has an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership arrangement with Liverpool Hope University and who work with our students on providing school placements.

Audience & Venue

Audience:

This course will primarily benefit Non-specialist Teachers/Teaching Assistants of Primary Languages.

Venue:

Eden Building

Faculty of Education

Hope Park Campus

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool, L16 9JD.


Overview

The Hope Primary Language Learning programme is a six week course that has been designed specifically to support the development of professional practice for non-specialist primary teachers/educators in modern languages – with a focus on French or Spanish. It is intended to help participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding essential to develop linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

The course aims to give primary practitioners increased confidence in their use of the French/Spanish language in the classroom to support language learning. It will give an appreciation of activities and resources that can be used to develop children’s emergent use of the foreign language so that they may also become confident, competent linguists.

The programme will provide a context for participants to practically engage with the French/Spanish language along with a consideration of the key principles for foreign language learning and how best to facilitate this in the classroom.

Although the emphasis will be on French or Spanish, the ideas and methodologies are transferable across any language.

Aims

This programme specifically aims to develop:

• The knowledge, skills and understanding essential to become an effective and confident teaching practitioner of basic Primary French/Spanish language, including development of both linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

• The skills to develop innovative ideas and practical strategies for use in the classroom, utilising a variety of resources and methodologies.

• An understanding of principles for foreign language learning and how to facilitate this in the classroom.

• The opportunity to actively engage with their own professional experiences and practice surrounding primary languages, with opportunities for involvement, discussion and reflection.

Upon registration participants will gain access to Liverpool Hope University’s online learning platform, Moodle. Additional resources, learning materials, guidance documents and support will be made available throughout your time on the course.

Successful completion of the course will award participants with a Certificate of Attendance.

Dates & Time

Dates:

This programme will be delivered over six weeks. The dates are:

• Thursday 8th October

• Thursday 12th November

• Thursday 3rd December

• Thursday 11th February

• Thursday 17th March

• Thursday 5th May

Time:

4:30pm-6:30pm (refreshments and networking available from 4pm).

Cost

Partner School* Rate: £250.00 per person.

Non-Partner School: £350.00 per person.

Liverpool Hope University NQT: £250.00 per person.

* A partner school is any school that has an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership arrangement with Liverpool Hope University and who work with our students on providing school placements.

Audience & Venue

Audience:

This course will primarily benefit Non-specialist Teachers/Teaching Assistants of Primary Languages.

Venue:

Eden Building

Faculty of Education

Hope Park Campus

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool, L16 9JD.


Course Contact Details

For further information and/or to register** please contact:

The CPD Team
Faculty of Education
Hope Park
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool, L16 9JD.

T: 0151 291 3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk

**Please note when booking you must stipulate if you wish to focus on French or Spanish.