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Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by mazjak, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Thank you for your reply Lara! Having looked back at previous threads where people asked the same question as me, it seems some people say "go for it" and others say steer clear, so I still can't decide!

    The school currently has an outside teacher come in once a week to teach French to Year 6. The other year groups don't currently do any formal mfl, only what their teachers do with them (maybe the register in different languages etc). I don't want to come across as a one trick pony, but as mfl is an area I highlighted in my application, maybe they would like to see it in action!
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You could prepare two classes, one mfl, one mainstream. Then you can either ask them which they would prefer on the actual day, or make up your mind yourself.
    BUT: hand in both lesson plans.
    They can then see your breadth of interests and skills.
    Two other things: read the interview clickables inside the Welcome thread at the top of the forum,
    and consider whether you have time to buy this book. If you have a kindle, of course, you get it quicker! It is specifically giving advice for observed lessons.
    No, I don't get a cut from this!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th
  3. Thank you Theo, that is a great idea, why didn't I think of that?!
    I ordered Pimp Your Lesson yesterday and it arrived this morning, now to find time to read it!
    Thank you for your advice.
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Really great man that. It's a brilliant idea!
  5. Yes, brilliant idea, I understand your fear of being seen as a one trick pony... I'm an MFL specialist too, and I would assume, given their brief, that would be a good subject to choose, as it's so easy to make it dynamic and fun, and the fact that they will all learn something. I would however definitely include differentiation! I know you can more or less assume they won't know what you're teaching, but during the lesson you will no doubt find that some find it harder than others, and need to provide differentiated questions, success criteria and support. I've often found though that children who are not high attainers normally will be surprisingly successful in an MFL lesson! Good luck with your interview, would love to hear what you did and how it went!

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