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Sue Cave

Sue Cave


  • Experienced MFL Consultant and Trainer
  • Specialises in Primary MFL teaching

Can you tell me a bit about yourself and what motivates you?

I am a mother, consultant, trainer and author. I firmly believe that learning should be enjoyable, interactive, challenging and memorable. This is the driving force behind my teaching methods whether it is for adults or children.

What is your educational experience?

Since graduating with a BA Hons in French and a PGCE, I have had a varied and interesting teaching career in different sectors: 8 years as a teacher of French in a secondary school; 10 years as a lecturer in adult education; more than 20 years as a primary teacher of French. I was a Primary MFL adviser for a local authority for several years and am now a consultant and trainer for my own company 'Cave Languages'.

What is your educational specialism?

I am passionate about the importance of early foreign language learning in UK schools and I am involved in all aspects of this both locally and nationally. I have a particular interest in the development of kinaesthetic activities for the teaching of phonics in French.

What do you like doing outside of work?

I spend a lot of time practising Ballroom and Latin dancing. In the winter, I go skiing, if I can. In the summer, my husband and I like to explore European countries often on our bikes.