CPD – continuing professional development

Continuing Professional Development - 2018-2019

An early-evening FREE information and discussion session for primary school teachers at the University of Essex - a major centre for research for the teaching and learning of foreign languages in primary schools.

The session is run in collaboration with MD Language Academy, and includes a presentation of free resources by Dr Marina Dixon, a leading languages adviser for the East of England.

Look forward to receiving some exciting free resources for KS1 and KS2 - story sacks based on well known stories like Dear Zoo in French, Spanish, German and Russian.
Find out more about the CPD programme and have an opportunity to ask questions on support available.
And look forward, too, to some treats!

Date: 18th September 2018
Interested in coming? Contact us.


Eight CPD one-day training courses on primary modern language teaching and learning at the University of Essex

Here we present our new Primary Languages CPD programme for 2018–19 which includes a set of eight primary languages training days for teachers in Suffolk and Essex. These courses have proved very popular in the East of England, given the renewed Ofsted interest in the wider curriculum, and offer timely guidance to schools, staff and headteachers.

The programme is offered by MD Language Academy in partnership with researchers from the Centre for Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi) at the University of Essex.

Sessions are independent of one another, so practitioners may choose to attend all eight days, or alternatively may pick and choose those topics most relevant to current language practice in their school. Each training day will comprise workshop sessions delivered by an experienced CPD provider, a short presentation of cutting-edge research linked to the topic, lunch and refreshments, and take-home materials.

£160 per day (Booking Link)

More information: dates and course content

Interested in attending one or more of the sessions? Contact us!


If you are an NQT interested in teaching languages, please get in touch with Marina Dixon (marina.dixon@schoolschoice.org) who can give further information on specialist days.