Gain a clear understanding of the features which make up outstanding teaching at GCSE Modern Languages and how to incorporate these into everyday lessons to have maximum impact on your students’ learning.


  • Enhance your teaching and learning strategies for terminal examinations
  • Develop practical strategies to enhance all students’ examination performance
  • Explore top level marking, feedback and student response approaches
  • Gain strategies to help students improve spontaneous speaking skills
  • New ideas and approaches to motivate, inspire and challenge
COURSE DATES London, Friday 16 June 2017
London, Friday 01 December 2017
WHO FOR?  Teachers of GCSE Modern Languages
Heads of MFL
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 10.30am: Setting the tone: Introducing GCSE to students

  • Making your lessons student-centered, motivational and inspirational
  • Encouraging students to embrace the skills and knowledge needed to become a linguist

10.30 – 11.30am: Oustanding techniques to boost progress in complex areas

  • Planning the integration of grammar successfully into the course
  • Tackling transactional language and spontaneous speech

11.30 – 11.45am: Break


11.45 – 12.45pm: Achieving the best possible grades with all students

  • Practical strategies to ensure no student is left behind
  • Teaching the ‘big topics’ how to increase students’ global awareness

12.45 – 1.45pm: Lunch


1.45 – 2.45pm: Effective assessment, marking and feedback for sustained progress

  • Using marking criteria effectively to boost grades
  • making sure all students learn and make continuous progress
  • Highly effective feedback to promote learning and build student confidence

2.45 – 3.30pm: Practical technological tools for progress, revision and engagement

  • A-Z of top technological tools to engage and motivate your learners
  • Practical activities: enhance knowledge and engage students in deeper learning
  • Final top tips, discussion and networking

Samantha Broom

Samantha Broom is an experienced teacher of Spanish and French with extensive experience as Head of Department and an MA in Education. She specialises in teaching Spanish at both GCSE and A Level and has been involved in authoring resources for both Nelson Thornes (OUP) and Pearson. She is an examiner for A Level and has been heavily involved with the PGCE course at the University of Cumbria, including mentoring trainee teachers. Samantha has worked in both state and independent schools and she is an experienced presenter with a passion for using the target language in the classroom, as well as using technology to enhance teaching and learning.