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There’s no M in MFL: Using Latin to Close the Gap - Livestream

Many primaries find themselves hard-pressed to reach the expected standards for spoken foreign languages, but the National Curriculum has a completely different focus for ancient languages. Where Latin is taught, the priority is for comprehension of the written word, discussed in English, as well as classical history and cultural capital. Latin might therefore help you improve:

  • English spelling and grammar
  • English vocabulary development
  • Close the gap for disadvantaged children
1 hour
School-wide licence: £120+VAT
Accessible Until
30 days after broadcast

About this webinar

“Modern foreign languages” used to be an optional subject, but in the 2014 curriculum it became statutory with a new name, “foreign languages”, and its expectations were raised considerably. Many schools struggle with the requirements for a range of reasons: teacher expertise; isolation from other learning; even behaviour. There is a different focus for ancient languages, though, and this can drive your children’s confidence in English comprehension and speech. This 1 hour webinar suggests that Latin might be a much-underestimated context for a range of primary school needs.


  • National Curriculum for Languages - requirements and misconceptions
  • Using Latin to drive up standards in English comprehension, grammar and spelling
  • How Latin can improve etymological and morphemic understanding, to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds


  • KS2 teachers
  • foreign language leads
  • senior leaders

About online training

By purchasing this school-wide webinar licence:

  • Every teacher in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • The training is live-streamed, meaning all of your teachers can pause and rewind to review sections.
  • The session will be made available to all of your teachers to watch again for 30 days after it is delivered.
  • You will be able to ask questions using the chat window which will be answered by the presenter at the end of the session.

How to purchase a school-wide licence to this webinar:

The school-wide licence costs £120+VAT, providing access to this webinar for every teacher at your school. To buy a school-wide licence, please click "book now" next to your chosen date below. You can then and add just one set of attendee details for a "lead contact" at your school, then "add to cart" and continue to complete the checkout process to place your order. We will then contact the lead contact by email to request details for all the other members of staff at your school for whom you want to provide access to the training.

Please note that all times stated below are in British Summer Time (BST).