FLEUR: Foreign Language Education: Unlocking reading. End of project conference, 3 July 2018. Register at:

We have been busy building on our work in reading,  and putting the pdcinmfl  Principle 5 to the test! So, if you:  are interested in the teaching of reading to…Read More >

New publications for use with pdcinmfl materials available

Two books have recently been published that link directly to the Principles: Improving Foreign language teaching: Towards a research-based curriculum and pedagogy, by Ernesto Macaro,  Suzanne Graham and Robert Woore….Read More >

A few ideas for implementing the principles in your language teaching

Speaking: One school  has been working on teaching learners to ask questions  and then giving them small group tasks  where they  have to ask lots of questions – ie. information…Read More >

Professional Development Clusters for MFL Teachers

Clusters of MFL teachers are now meeting in Reading/North Hampshire, Portsmouth/South Hampshire, Brighton/Sussex, Cheltenham/Gloucestershire, Oxford, South Oxfordshire and Birmingham. Another cluster is planned for Lincolnshire and Newcastle upon Tyne. The aim of…Read More >

5 quick questions for language teachers

Funding for the Professional Development Consortium in MFL comes to an end in May (though this website will continue to run). We’d like to find out how useful the website…Read More >

Proposed MFL Assessment Framework- what do you think?!

Thank you everyone for telling us how the Principles have made a difference to your teaching. But what about the alternative Assessment Framework which goes hand in hand with the Principles? We…Read More >

The Principles have made a difference to my teaching. Discuss!

We want to tell the decision makers for education in England how many of you have seen the benefit of using the Principles in your language classes. We want to…Read More >

Update – Assessment Framework for Languages

We have posted a revised draft of our alternative assessment framework for languages here. If you would like to try it out in your school, and feed back your experiences and…Read More >

Did you attend one of our workshops last year?

If you attended one of the workshops in Reading, Oxford, London, Bristol, Walsall or Nottingham last year, then you may have been using one, a few, or even all the…Read More >

Working with the Principles: Action Research possibilities

Many teachers and ITE tutors who attended our workshops in the summer have been working hard to use some or even all of the principles in their teaching this term….Read More >

An alternative assessment framework for MFL – your comments please!

Calling all teachers and ITE tutors! We would love you to send us your comments on our first draft of an alternative assessment framework for MFL teachers. Our research suggests…Read More >

Videos available to view!

The process of seeking permissions from parents and carers to post the videos from the PDC in MFL workshops has been a long one, but we are getting there slowly!…Read More >

Additional workshop at the University of Nottingham

Professors Suzanne Graham and Ernesto Macaro presented the evidence underpinning eight principles for effective teaching and learning practice in MFL classrooms at a workshop at the University of Nottingham.

Calling all Modern Languages Colleagues!

The first Professional Development Consortium in MFL workshop took place on Wednesday 13 June 2012 at the Willink School in Burghfield Common.