Enhancing MFL teaching for new tutors

Date: 22 September, 2011
Location: Seminar Room 1.05, Maurice Keyworth Building, Leeds University Business School,Leeds
Event type: Workshop

Location map | Programme

This event offers a forum for new and experienced tutors to share ideas and innovation in the teaching of modern languages. The day will take the format of a series of workshops focusing on ‘lesson planning in language teaching’, ‘student participation and motivation’ and ‘feedback and assessment’. There will also be opportunity for participants to deliver a ‘mini-lesson’ and receive feedback from the group, and a question and answer session will facilitate further discussion between colleagues. The event aims to provide new tutors and language assistants with a thorough induction to the principles of language teaching and to encourage good practice in MFL teaching in Higher Education. Registration is open to anyone from a UK university with language teaching responsibility, although as places are limited, priority will be given to new language tutors and assistants.

PLEASE NOTE that this workshop is predominantly a repeat of a similar event at Leeds last year.


  • There is a charge of £125 for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK educational institutions to attend this event.
  • There is a charge of £200 for employees and postgraduate students of private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions to attend this event.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the fee of £125 / £200 if you do not notify us at least 48 hours beforehand that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
  • Lunch will be provided.

Provisional programme for 22 September 2011
Time Session
09.00 - 09.30 Registration and coffee
09.30 - 09.45 Welcome and Introduction
09.45 - 10.45 Mini lessons (in groups of 6-8)
Rebecca Dearden, University of Leeds
10.45 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 12.30 Lesson planning
Honor Aldred, University of Leeds
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Student participation and motivation
Caroline Campbell, University of Leeds
15.00 - 15.15 Break
15.15 - 16.15 Assessment and feedback
Chiara La Sala, University of Leeds
16.15 - 17.00 Closing discussions with refreshments
An informal question and answer session allowing the opportunity for new and more experienced language tutors to share ideas and concerns in an open forum