Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in Primary Schools

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the teaching and co-ordinating/leading of a foreign language in Key Stage 2.

  • Practical and informative
  • Achievable ways to engage and inspire
  • Curriculum-focused
  • Tried and tested methods
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1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15.30

About this course

Teaching Modern Foreign Language in Primary Schools is an inspiring and informative one-day course that will assist you in meeting the targets of the new Programme of Study for Languages.

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the teaching and coordinating/leading of MFL in Key Stage 2. Whether you are just embarking on implementing foreign language teaching or you have already made a start, you will return to the classroom with engaging, interactive and challenging activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You will also have the opportunity to complete a self-audit tool for identifying the next steps in language teaching in your school as well as discover a tried-and-tested teacher assessment method.

You will feel equipped to disseminate resources and strategies to all colleagues, enabling them to implement these ideas effectively. This course will be sure to have a big impact on the delivery and organisation of foreign language learning throughout your school. 


  • MFL Leaders
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • KS2 Teachers and TAs

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  • Become familiar with the Key Stage 2 Programme of Study Language objectives
  • Be more confident about selecting a Scheme of Work to meet these objectives
  • Return to the classroom with engaging, interactive and challenging activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills (examples in French but adaptable for most languages)
  • Learn strategies for using songs, stories and rhymes as well as for embedding phonics and grammar
  • Discover a tried and tested method of teacher assessment to use in the classroom alongside the teaching activities 
  • Self-audit the implementation of foreign language teaching in your school and identify the next steps

What teachers say

"I came away feeling completely inspired by your approach and resources - a really realistic and fun approach to teaching primary French.  I love that there are lots of 'real' books involved for the children, and can see the power of the phonics teaching.  All in all, I am now (excitedly) reviewing our provision for September 2018 on this basis!  The fact that you have also taken the time and trouble to create mixed-age plans is just the icing on the cake!  It will all sit really well alongside our 2-year rolling programme for learning French songs from Y1 to Y6." 
Nick Kerin, Head of School, St Louis Academy, Newmarket, Suffolk

"Probably the best course I’ve ever attended in terms of immediate impact on practice"

"Really excited by the resources" "Super – it really surpassed my expectations"

"Fantastic – very useful and informative. Gave me practical ideas that I can immediately use"

"Totally professional and engaging"

"Fantastic help for delivering better lessons"

About the trainer: Sue Cave

Sue is an experienced specialist Primary Language teacher and trainer as well as the author of two resource books ‘100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom’ and ‘More Fun Ideas for Advancing Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom’.

She is co-author of the award winning resource book ‘Physical French Phonics’.


At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in. For this reason we choose only the best venues, with lunch and refreshments included.

The venue will be confirmed in your Welcome Letter that will be emailed out approximately 7 days before the course.

11 June 2018
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
19 June 2018
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
05 October 2018
Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
10 October 2018
De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, LONDON, W1B 1PR