Mistakes: It’s the response that counts.

An important part of being a languages teacher is dealing with the mistakes students make regularly. We used to have a poster with the quote: “the only normal way to begin speaking in a new language is to begin speaking it badly”. We have developed a classroom culture, as we're sure all MFL teachers have, … Continue reading Mistakes: It’s the response that counts.

Working on writing well

As part of our CPD triad work this year we’ve been analysing how to best prepare students for the GCSE writing exam. As well as improving our classroom routines (to come in a future post) we have also been giving our students a 90 word question every half term or a 150 word question if/when … Continue reading Working on writing well