We welcome speakers of a variety of languages including French, German, Spanish and Italian. Providing our partnership schools can host your language, we will be able to provide experience in teaching it. French, German and Spanish are the main languages and these are used during session time where appropriate.
Our programme is a busy, vibrant one!
-We encourage joining the Association for Language Learning and attendance at professional conferences such as the Association for Language Learning ‘Languages World’ and ‘Languages Live’ in London.
All Languages course participants undertake areas of study in the Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Modern Foreign Languages. The OAKS course is built upon Languages in the NC, the Standards for the award of QTS and the needs of Trainee Teachers, pupils and schools.
Languages sessions will essentially look at ways of teaching languages content through the 11-18 age range.
Typical topics for Languages sessions include:
-The learning and teaching of vocabulary, verbs and grammar.
-The formative and summative assessment of languages including Assessment for Learning (AFL) and exam preparation according to the latest GCSE and A level specifications
-The use of authentic resources in the classroom – such as literature, theatre and film, across all Key Stages
-The teaching of languages ‘cross phase’ – exciting ideas and opportunities for teaching languages in and with the primary sector.
An essential part of the course is learning how to create a stimulating and caring environment. To help create such an environment, you need to be enthusiastic and lessons need to be well planned and related to the needs of all pupils of all abilities.
You need to be passionate about your languages and the countries where they are spoken!
Lessons need to be conducted in a well-organised way with a positive approach to management through well-paced, exciting planning. You will be able to prepare in advance for handling different situations since strategies for good behaviour management are vital to a languages classroom. Language learning is active and sometimes noisy but this needs to happen in a controlled situation to be effective for learners!
You will be encouraged to make use of Digital Technologies for learning and teaching languages. We also place emphasis on the development of your skills in Digital Technologies and provide a wealth of opportunities for you to become a highly competent, skilled technology user.
These sessions are delivered at The OAKS at Keele University