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Advice please for new KS2 post for MFL coordib

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Kitten999, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Kitten999

    Kitten999 New commenter

    I have just been told this is my new role for this forthcoming year in my academy primary school. I would be very grateful for any advice and tips on how to give this my best shot. I have not been any sort of coordinator before.

    The only scheme in use is Rigalo for French. There are quite a few EAL children in school and I wonder if there is a way to celebrate this, and is that actually one of the roles of a MFL coordinator?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Hmm, whilst I do think everyone should have a go at co-ordinating subjects even if they have no personal expertise before they start, as an 'mf-'er' myself I do think mfl may be an exception.
    You do need some pedagogical knowledge about how language works and I know when I trained for example one of the golden rules for learning new vocab / grammar was

    a new point of grammar introduced using known vocabulary
    or new vocabulary introduced using a known grammar structure.
    Plus we were told no more than 10 new words in a session for example , next lesson revise those ten and add 5, next session revise those fifteen and add just 3. Helps really embed the new vocab and not overload them.
    Use lots of games, different ways of 'learning the vocab visually / reading / playing games/ singing songs etc and the replies on your other thread do give some really useful sites to visit.
    bonxie likes this.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Forgot to say The 'Rigolo' scheme is really good for 'non-language' specialists, but does really need supplementing and that's where a specialist could help.

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