Our free expert webinar “Hook them in to Learning: Emotional Engagement in Language Learning.” will be on Wednesday 4th November 2020, and will be delivered by Crista Hazel.

Target audience

  • Teachers and Leaders of MFL and languages (Modern or Ancient),
    • MFL trainees too

    Webinar Description

    After 2020 and so many learners missing lessons, school and languages - hooking them into learning is what we are all doing. Plugging gaps with real life quality learning experiences as well as rebuilding confidence, keeping motivation and ensuring learners are exam ready alongside developing and reinforcing the four language skills and oracy. However, we mustn't forget about the importance of acknowledging learners feelings and concerns. Taking the time to channel these into purposeful learning activities which recycle previously learned language, driving new language acquisition whilst providing stretch and challenge as well as opportunities for learners to open up about how they are feeling. If we can encourage learners to acknowledge how they are feeling and express this we are helping them to become more emotionally resilient and better at self-assessing and improving self-regulation all through the language. Language learning with purpose whether they are with us in school or at home.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Increased and deeper understanding the power of connecting with learners and building positive professional relationships in your classroom / department / school
    • Deepening knowledge of positive psychology and the need for this in the MFL classroom
    • Every MFL Learner needs a champion
    • Strategies to hook learners into powerful language learning experiences
      • Making languages matter - a departmental approach to maintaining interest and engagement in language learning

        Presenter Biography

        Crista has been teaching in a range of secondary schools for over 20 years and has been in Leadership for over 19. She has worked across the UK and internationally in Slovenia, Cyprus, Kuwait, Mongolia and Ghana with students, teachers and school leaders developing teaching, learning, relationships and behaviour. She is an MFL specialist, a pedagogy and pastoral champion known for seeking out new and innovative teaching and learning strategies which engage learners in their own learning journeys to help them become confident, inquisitive, happy and successful lifelong learners who can successfully navigate their way through challenges in school, education and beyond. Saving time for teachers helping them to create engaging, relevant and memorable deep learning experiences. Crista’s work has been published in educational books; There Is Another Way and The Working Class, magazines; Teachwire and The Guardian. She is also a blogger, Veema Teaching and Learning Consultant and National Council Member for The Association for Language Learning, external member of the APPG for the National Languages Recovery Programme and Mental Health First Aider. Her first book Independent Thinking on MFL – how to make modern foreign languages teaching exciting, inclusive and relevant is out now.