I am delighted to FINALLY announce the details of a primary languages conference to be held at ISCA Academy on Saturday 5th July, 2014, open to everyone who wants to attend, no matter what stage you teach, or indeed where- this is not just an event for Devon schools!
The keynote will be delivered by the truly inspirational Clare Seccombe, host of Light Bulb Languages (formerly Sunderland MFL Resources). If you know anyone out there who is feeling daunted by the prospect of KS2 languages Clare will get them running to their computers, resource cupboards and classrooms overflowing with ideas to make languages work in their setting- including ideas developing literacy and numeracy strands.
We are also delighted to welcome Dominic Traynor of Spanish Boot Camp, whose dynamic, engaging style of teaching primary languages has got his students learning outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings is an experienced secondary and primary languages teacher who'll be sharing a wealth of practical, realistic strategies which work.
We will also have sessions run on the day by the Goethe Institut, my co-host for the day, Kelda Richards of ISCA Academy who will be running a workshop on using iPads to support primary language learning and developing motivation without just falling into gimmicks and also students from this year's Exeter University primary PGCE cohort who will be sharing their experiences of developing Intercultural Understanding in their lessons.
But more than that we want to give delegates time in the day to meet or catch up with other primary language teachers in their area to try to devise some plots to make language learning dynamic and successful in your area.
There will also be an exhibition area containing a number of resource suppliers, offering a real range of choice to you.
The event itself will cost £30 per delegate, which will include what should be a cracking lunch. Gotta have a cracking lunch on a Saturday, tis important.
Anyway, I really hope we'll see you all there. Please download the flyer, have a read and then get involved!