This course is designed as an introduction for new teachers of GCSE Spanish, 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 Spanish 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 Spanish to maximise student potential
Find out about the core concepts and key challenges of Spanish at GCSE level
Examine lots of ideas to stimulate classroom delivery and performance
Understanding the Spanish AQA GCSE Course
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
Teaching Reading And Listening Skills Successfully
11.00 – 12.00pm
What is Listening and Reading for learning?
Setting up firm foundations for the Writing/Speaking papers
Practical strategies to teach listening and reading effectively for all abilities
Effective listening and reading strategies to prepare students for the exams
How to maximise vocabulary acquisition: successful approaches to learning vocabulary
Teaching Oral Skills Effectively For Exam Success
12.00 – 1.00pm
Strategies to develop all students’ oral skills in preparation for the speaking exam
Strategies to build confidence and developing spontaneous speaking in all ability students
Techniques to prepare students for the roleplay, photo card and general conversation
1.00 – 2.00pm
Teaching Writing Skills Effectively For Exam Success
2.00 – 3.00pm
Tackling writing: the interwoven skill. A practical sequence
Strategies to overcome the demands of the writing exam
Best practices in teaching grammar
3.00 – 3.10pm
Practical Teaching And Learning Tips
3.10 – 3.40pm
The power of feedback: embedding assessment and checking for understanding
Preparing students for the demands of the exam through metacognition skills
Revision strategies that work
London | Thursday 19 October 2023
London | Tuesday 23 January 2024
Jonathan Mumford is a consultant and Professional Tutor in education who works at Liverpool Hope University delivering ITT training. A current AQA examiner, he has taught French and Spanish for 16 years in in a mixed comprehensive school in Merseyside with the last 8 of those as Head of Languages. He has a proven track record of outstanding GCSE teaching in the languages classroom having achieved top grades consistently, spending over 12 years in an Ofsted-rated Outstanding school. His passion is teaching and learning and a particular area of focus is enthusing and inspiring language students to achieve well and thrive.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Teachers in first years of teaching GCSE Spanish
Teachers seeking to increase their confidence in their teaching of GCSE Spanish
NQTs in MFL
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course