• PDC in MFL

    Research for Language Teaching

The Professional Development Consortium in Modern Foreign Languages (PDC in MFL) gives teachers access to eight key principles of teaching and learning languages, which are based on research evidence.  The Consortium was set up by researchers at the University of Reading Institute of Education and University of Oxford Department of Education, working with classroom language teachers and teacher trainers in England. To learn more, try one or more of the following suggestions:

  • Explore the website and have a look at the resources and videos – use them as part of a departmental meeting, or teacher training session
  • Try using one or more of the Principles in your language lessons or share them with your teacher trainees in skills sessions
  • Pilot our proposed assessment framework – the Speaking and Writing and Listening and Reading Assessment Framework , for use in conjunction with the Principles
  • Start your own action research project using one or more of the Principles – we can support you in doing this
  • Give us your feedback! We love to hear how the Principles have had an impact on ITT courses, language teachers and their students