About this webinar

Maximise students’ progress by reviewing and developing strategies to teach using a blended learning approach keeping focused on methodology and practice that are core to the MFL classroom. This webinar will demonstrate how blended learning has a part to play in our students’ education beyond lockdown. It will also give confidence and ideas of how to use digital tools to deliver MFL content.


  • Build content knowledge via self-quizzing and retrieval practice
  • Develop confidence to communicate in the target language and tackle speaking tasks successfully.
  • Overcome difficulties in listening comprehension using a variety of tools that will help improve competency in listening and build confidence in what can traditionally be the most complex of the four language skills.
  • Consider ways to improve written work using a variety of tools that will help to embed complex structures and develop accuracy.
DATE & LOCATION  Online | Tuesday 20 April 2021
Online | Tuesday 08 June 2021
  • All teachers of MFL
  • Heads of MFL
  • Notes prepared by the educational expert leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


4.00 – 4.05  pm Welcome and Introduction

4.05 – 4.20pm: What makes for a good blended learning approach in MFL?

  • Explore what is good teaching in MFL and consider how blended learning can enhance this practice.
  • Consider the main advantages of synchronous and asynchronous learning in a blended learning approach and explore the potential barriers.

4.20 – 4.40pm: Practical ideas to implement a blended learning approach in MFL    

  • Review online tools to deliver content including sentence builders/knowledge organisers and vocabulary.
  • Consider the practical methods available to deliver speaking and listening activities
  • Bringing culture to the MFL classroom considering the tools available and how we can embed these into our everyday lessons.

4.40 – 5.00pm:  Assessment, quizzing and retrieval practice in the blended learning language classroom                                                    

  • Quick ways to assess student learning in a blended learning approach.
  • Look at the assessment tools available to inform our teaching and to enable our students to build up their own knowledge using tools which will support their learning.
  • Creating systems that enable our students to take practice tests as part of their learning and revision process.

5.00 – 5.15pm:  Feedback, peer assessment and collaboration                                                   

  • Look at how online tools can facilitate feedback, making it more efficient and effective.
  • Examine the tools available that enable peer assessment and collaboration.

5.15 – 5.30pm: Q & A

Jane Basnett

Jane has been teaching for 26 years and is Head of Modern Languages & Director of Digital Learning at a Girls’ Independent School near London. Despite the number of years at the chalk face she has never stopped learning and undertook an MA in Digital Technology for Language Teaching which she completed in 2016.  Jane has presented at TILT (Technology in Language Teaching) Webinars for the Association of Language Learning and has provided one to one consultation for schools considering use of technology in the classroom alongside traditional methods. 

Pearson A level Drama