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Free Teacher Training for GCSE/A-Level Spanish & Portuguese

The Lambeth Teaching School Alliance, in collaboration with the Department for Education and King’s College London, will be running five free teacher training sessions for GCSE and A-Level Spanish and Portuguese. Please see the attached flyer for full information, applicant eligibility and course schedule.


Course Objectives

Below is a list of the objectives for the Teacher Subject Specialism Training course:

  • To familiarise oneself with the new GCSE/A-Level; structure, content and assessment pattern;
  • To familiarise oneself with cutting-edge theories;
  • Practice in Second Language Acquisition with a focus on the Task-Based Approach;

Course Content & Structure

  • To refresh and consolidate language competence and skills in Portuguese & Spanish;
  • To reflect on the target language grammatical and lexical structures to be taught as part of the GCSE/A level programme;
  • To be taught by experienced tutors in Secondary and HE education;
  • To share ideas and practice with colleagues in a friendly and supportive environment;
  • To experience some innovative teaching methodologies and reflect on one’s own learning and teaching experience;
  • To develop strategies to support students through their language learning experience and formative assessment
  • To obtain a CPD as part of the training course

Course Sessions


Morning Session

Below is a list of the objectives for the Teacher Subject Specialism Training course.


Delivered in English and will comprise a theoretical reflection, with practical examples, on some key aspects of the new GCSE and A-Level programme, with a focus on the four language skills, on using translation as a teaching tool and on the use and design of authentic teaching material based on the Task-Based Approach to language teaching and learning (15hrs).

Afternoon Session

Will expand the content presented in the morning with practical Portuguese & Spanish GCSE and A-Level examples based on the Task-Based Approach, with the possibility to share ideas and teaching material and to do some microteaching sessions (15hrs).

Course Dates and Times

  • All sessions take place on a Saturday, 09.00 - 16.00
  • Sessions will take place on seven consecutive Saturdays from Saturday 7th March – Saturday 23rd March
  • Each session includes 6 hours of teaching time
  • There will be tea/coffee and lunch breaks (food not provided)

Total Number of Hours

5 sessions x 6 hours per session = 30 hours

Course Location

King's College
Strand Campus

Course Cost

The course is free for Secondary MFL qualified teachers in place or planning to return to work. The Department of Education is funding the course with the support of the LTSA and delivered by the MLC.

Signing Up

If you are interested in signing up, please fill in the blank application form and return to: admin@ltsa.org.uk

11 Feb 2020

Francesca Wickens
Lambeth Schools Partnership
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