The partnership between The University of York and the Cam Academy Trust strives to bring together research and practice to improve language curriculum design and pedagogy, leading to a higher take up and greater success at GCSE.

Practitioner-led CPD with firm foundations in a compelling evidence base.

Working with a network of language education researchers and expert teachers and teacher trainers, we deliver a substantial programme of research-informed professional development for all those involved in Modern Foreign Language education.

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CPD Courses

Our CPD courses take an in-depth look at MFL curriculum design and pedagogy.

Coming up:

Deep Learning & Deep Dives

Developing and describing your languages provision. In this session we consider practical ways to ensure that we and all of our colleagues understand and can describe our department’s language vision and practice; the why, what, when and how of our languages teaching and learning. This is not just for Ofsted (!) – it’s about confidence in the classroom, with parents, governors and any wider community stakeholders, too. We will cover the following key areas: Curriculum, Remembering, SEND, Books (folders etc.), Assessment, Behaviour and Professional Development.

Decolonising and Diversifying the Languages Curriculum From KS2 – KS4

Learning to express yourself in a new language is ideally both identity forming and horizon broadening. This course presents practical ideas, new perspectives and free resources.

Two-part CPD series: Primary MFL Development Programme

This two-part CPD series provides an overview of the key subject and domain specific knowledge teachers and subject leads will need to be able to structure and teach this subject effectively, demonstrating how the aims of the KS2 National Curriculum Programme of Study can be operationalised through a language-led, knowledge-rich and practice-based curriculum.

Three-part series: Gearing up for the new GCSE

Using expert analysis and practical steps to help all language teachers and leaders approach the new GCSE with confidence, this series of three highly interactive sessions brings together MFL practitioners for rich discussion as we prepare for the first teaching of the new GCSE in French, Spanish and German from September 2024.

MFL Self Study - Curriculum Design and Pedagogy (6 modules)

This asynchronous version of our LDP CPD course has been developed for participants who wish to work flexibly through the modules at a personalised pace.

CPD Sessions

Our CPD sessions are highly practical and offer plenty of opportunities for valuable discussion. 

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