Eliminating Failure in Language Learning

Provider: YPO
£120.00 + VAT Each full day course is £120 +VAT with a £95 YPO voucher in return to every attending delegate.

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Description Current brain research* shows that, as we learn a new language, we extend and develop the neural networks that are formed in our brain as we learn our first language. The networks used for spoken and written language overlap and are tightly interlinked. John Bald has used this new evidence to design an approach that teaches spoken and written language together and enables all pupils to succeed. Simple techniques provide an effective and enjoyable introduction to reading and writing in a way that builds understanding and enables children to communicate by building their own sentences. Attractive ICT resources bring accurate, native-speaker pronunciation to every classroom, and make it easy for Teachers to brush up their own skills alongside their pupils, or even to learn from scratch. The work has been trialled in Hackney Primary Schools, where John is Technical Advisor for Languages, and presented at several national conferences, including the Sunday Times/Wellington College Festival of Education. *Dr Matt Davis, Brain Systems for Language Learning, Languages Today, Spring 2013
Duration 1 day

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Categories Languages, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students This course will
• Show how to build success in speaking, listening, reading and writing, right from the start
• Build communication skills, so that children can say what they want to say in the new language
• Demonstrate attractive and enjoyable teaching resources, including Clicker and Zim Zam Zoum
• Show how to build assessment into the teaching, without extra work
• Provide techniques and guidance for Teachers to develop their own language skills
Evidence underpinning this approach The provider has not supplied this information
How users/participants can evaluate success The provider has not supplied this information
Follow-up activities and support The provider has not supplied this information
Details This course will be delivered by John Bald, John Bald has forty years' experience of teaching, research, training and writing in the fields of languages, literacy and basic mathematics. He became interested in literacy problems in his first year of teaching, when he found out that an eleven-year-old who had truanted from his English class couldn't read, and that no-one was doing anything about it. He moved to a school with a reading unit, discovered a talent for teaching people to read, and became a head of department in the East End of London. After publishing two articles on teaching spelling, he moved to Essex as tutor in charge of a Reading and Language Centre, where he provided practical support on literacy to schools and further education colleges and wrote extensively for The TES. John became an independent consultant in 1993, and took part in 175 Ofsted inspections, leading 100 and helping to train new inspectors. He was a pioneer of training for teaching assistants, and is currently technical adviser on languages to the Hackney Learning Trust and a member of the DfE's expert committee on languages. He has written two books, The Literacy File, 1997, joint winner of the UKRA Donald Moyle award , and Using Phonics To Teach Reading And Spelling (Sage,2007). John is co-founder of A Book of My Own, a charity that provides children in care with their own books. He offers free help to people with literacy problems.

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