Farlington holds MFL seminar for trainee teachers

Farlington School recently hosted a languages event for Chichester trainees

Farlington School recently hosted a seminar for 14 postgraduate trainee teachers from the University of Chichester. The seminar, entitled ‘The Effective Use of ICT in Modern Foreign Language Teaching’, was led by Farlington’s Head of Faculty, David Walker-Smith.

The trainees, accompanied by University Senior Lecturer, Elaine Minett, were able to experience how various pieces of software are applied to language teaching in a real school setting, learn all about some important dos and don’ts, as well as having a practical workshop session in creating good quality language resources.

“This is now the fifth occasion on which we have welcomed trainees to Farlington,” said Mr Walker-Smith, “and it is always our pleasure to contribute to the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme. We have a long-standing partnership with Chichester and it is a privilege for us to play a part in training the teachers of the future.”

One of the trainees, Alba Mesa, is now on a placement with the Faculty of Languages at Farlington until Christmas and will be teaching Spanish in the Senior School. Alba, who is from Córdoba in southern Spain, is pleased to be completing her teacher training in England and can’t wait to get started!”


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