This course is designed as an introduction for new teachers of GCSE German, giving first hand teaching approaches that work, as well as techniques, ideas and key guidance to develop and prepare students for the exam. Practical strategies will be demonstrated for teaching across a broad range of student GCSE abilities.
The sessions are designed to ensure your students have the best opportunity to maximise their German grades and improve teachers’ understanding of GCSE teaching.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Gain top teaching tips and realistic practical advice from an experienced practitioner
Take away effective strategies on how to teach GCSE German to maximise student potential
Find out about the core concepts and key challenges of German at GCSE level
Examine lots of ideas to stimulate classroom delivery and performance
Subject content of the qualification
10.00 – 10.40am
What’s involved in the course? (Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing)
Where can I streamline?
What are the standards in each component?
Exploring the key challenge spots, and ways to structure your teaching to give time to the most demanding sections
10.40 – 11.00am
Tackling Listening and Reading at GCSE
11.00 – 12.30pm
Ways to develop skills such as inference
What might excellent teaching of vocabulary look like to develop students’ listening skills?
Teaching lower and higher ability students to ensure success
How to confidently assess your students, give effective feedback, and ensure they feel confident entering the exam
Strategies to embed reading in your lessons
12.30 – 1.30pm
Teaching Speaking Successfully for Paper 2
1.30 – 2.30pm
How to approach the teaching of speaking: effective, strategies, methods and techniques
Teaching ideas with associated typical questions and resources
Making complicated topic areas easy
2.30 – 2.45pm
Tackling Paper 4: Writing
2.45 – 3.45pm
Why is writing challenging for many students?
Looking at essential themes such as translation and extended writing
Differentiated approaches to encourage learning and using higher level vocabulary and structures for writing
London | Friday 13 October 2023
London | Friday 02 February 2024
Wanda Marshall is a German and French teacher of nearly 20 years’ experience. She was formerly Head of German in a large north London comprehensive. She currently teaches Edexcel A-Level German in a sixth form college and has also been an examiner for AQA A-Level German (Paper 3, oral) for the past five years so she has first hand current experience of teaching and examining the two main boards.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
ECTs in MFL
Teachers who are about to teach GCSE German for the first time
Those who are returning to teaching after a break
Teachers looking to increase their confidence in teaching GCSE German
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course