Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Primary Modern Foreign Languages Hub

This is part of the network of hubs set up by the Association for Language Learning (ALL)

A Primary Modern Foreign Languages Hub has been established by the University of Portsmouth with expertise from Cottage Grove Primary School as part of the Association for Language Learning network of hubs.

Primary hub meetings are held termly and are open to all colleagues, secondary and primary, who are interested in, or involved in language teaching and learning.

Portsmouth Primary Hub meetings

Portsmouth Primary Languages updates

Primary Languages Resources and News – 2021

  • Eleanor Chettle Cully and Lessons from Lockdown Learning
  • Janet Lloyd of the Primary Languages Network is offering some lovely Spanish ‘spring’ resources, at a minimal cost (April 2021).
  • Claire Seccombe has written a blog recently on different ways to use ‘sentence builders’ in the primary languages classroom.  (This a teaching method very much in vogue in secondary languages classrooms at the moment.)  As always great ideas shared so generously.
  • As a taster of the delights that Suzi Bewell will have in store for the June 21 Primary Hub meeting, here are the Spanish and French cultural calendars for April. To download the calendars, visit Suzi’s website.
  • A report has been published outlining the findings of a survey undertaken by the University of Oxford and University of Reading into teachers’ views about the rationale for teaching languages and the proposed changes.

Secondary CPD

Secondary CPD is also being made available through the University and language upskilling is available through TSST (teacher subject specialist training) which is being run by the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance in conjunction with the University of Southampton.

The University of Portsmouth is offering free language upskilling classes for all local teachers. The languages available for study are: Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Please e-mail Laura Ward at [email protected] if there are any questions. If you are interested please complete this form.