9 February 2022

Prof. Emma Marsden, NCELP Director, presented the following session at The Delivering Excellence in Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in Schools Conference – 9 February 2022

Defining and Assessing the Language Content: Effects on Curriculum Design

Identifying the language that can be included in assessments (such as the GCSE) may seem to some like a secondary activity, relative to the ‘real purpose’ of teaching a language: to engage and motivate learners with new cultures and genuine communication.

This presentation aims to show how defining language content is critical not only for designing curriculum and assessments, but also for instilling a sense of progression and achievement.

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