Our French Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) course provides an opportunity for non-specialist French teachers, returning teachers and native speakers of another language to develop their subject knowledge.

TSST courses are FREE OF CHARGE.

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French Teacher Subject Specialism Training 2020/21

This course is specifically designed to develop the subject knowledge of qualified teachers who did not train as French teachers. It is also suitable for existing language teachers whose main language is not French and returning teachers who need to refresh their subject knowledge. The programme runs over 4 sessions which will deepen the knowledge and understanding of the important areas needed to deliver successful French lessons. This high quality training opportunity is completely FREE OF CHARGE through funding by the DfE and has been developed in collaboration with the University of Bristol.

Spanish Teacher Subject Specialism Training 2020/21

TSST in secondary MFL helps to build capacity in schools to deliver the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). In addition to non-specialists and returning teachers, the programme is available to specialist language teachers not currently teaching but who need a refresher training to enable a move back to MFL, or who may be able to teach a second language.

The Spanish TSST runs over 4 sessions which will deepen the knowledge and understanding of the important areas needed to deliver successful Spanish lessons. This high quality training opportunity is completely FREE OF CHARGE through funding by the DfE and has been developed in collaboration with the University of Bristol.

Why apply for this course?

Are you:

A non-specialist teacher teaching French or Spanish?

A non-specialist teacher who could potentially teach French or Spanish in addition to your main subject?

A teacher who wants to retrain as French or Spanish teacher?

A teacher wishing to return to the profession to teach French or Spanish?

A native speaker of another language wishing develop your French or Spanish?

If so, you could get FREE training from AvonTSA.

Our teacher subject specialism training (TSST) is designed and delivered by experienced teachers at Malmesbury School in collaboration with the University of Bristol. The programme includes face-to-face sessions, gap tasks, collaborative planning and lesson observation of micro teaching tasks in the target language. Details can be found on the flyer.

Feedback from schools is that training has positively impacted on the confidence and effectiveness of non-specialist teachers. Other benefits include:

Increased subject knowledge and enthusiasm

Understanding and awareness of curriculum change

Better lesson planning

A greater range of teaching strategies developed and deployed

Languages Facilitators

Katy Coleman
Katy Coleman
Katy has been teaching Modern Languages since 2008, specialising in Spanish and French (BA Hons, University of Exeter). She has worked at Malmesbury for 10 years (Full-time for 5 years and Part-time for 5 years) and is currently Curriculum Leader for KS4 Languages on a job-share basis. Katy has a keen interest in translation and interpreting both into and from the target language, having completed a MA in Translation and Professional Language Skills at the University of Bath.
Nikki MacDonald
Nikki MacDonald
Sam Samuels
Sam Samuels

Feedback from previous delegates

What a fabulous course – I’ve become much more confident about using target language and being more adventurous with my activities.  My students are more engaged and it’s helped me dredge up loads of French that I’d forgotten that I’d learnt at school.  It’s been so helpful to have time to discuss and reflect and to observe experienced language teachers.

Molly, Devizes School

For the teaching of grammar and vocabulary, as well as classroom confidence in target language, the course has been invaluable.  Lesson observations of outstanding practice have been inspiring.

Ben, St Laurence School

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