blen’s work in PML deals with current policies, issues, methodology and resources in teaching modern languages to primary school age pupils with an ancillary interest in Early Years.

Since 1992 blen has created an annual PML forum - originally at King’s College, London – long before any professional body or government-funded institution showed an interest. The annual event is normally held on the first Friday in February. Courses, workshops, school visits are also provided in response to teachers' needs. Part of the programme includes an ICT/multimedia hands-on workshop.

 

 

The chief OfSTED inspector has announced that both Languages and Science are being marginalised in the primary curriculum. Sir Michael Wilshaw said that Science and Languages have become the "poor relations" of the curriculum. Not enough time is being spent teaching Languages and Science, instead they are being pusghed aside by the teaching of Mathematics and English which is dominating the curriculum.

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Annual modern languages conference within the Primary School Setting

(KS1 and KS2)

Date:   8th FEBRUARY , MONDAY ,2016

Venue: Coram Fields

            93 Guilford St, London, WC1N 1DN

Time:   10am (9.30 registration) – 4.30p.m.

Fees:     Standard:   £88.00

            Student:     £30.00

All fees inclusive of refreshments, handouts/Powerpoint and a thorough follow up

blen is a dedicated, not for profit, teacher centred forum for all teachers who teach a modern language in Local Authority and independent primary schools. This particular programme has been supporting primary modern languages for almost two decades (see testimonials) !!


Target groups: teachers of modern languages, class teachers, teacher assistants, learning co-ordinators, senior managers who are considering the possibility of introducing a modern language.

Main themes:

The broader educational advantages of learning a modern language at an early stage

The "physicality" of teaching and learning a modern language

Phonics in modern languages and English

Maximising time management within the short allocated time table

Strategies to involve parents (speakers and non-speakers)

Highlights of recent resources

All illustrations are in French, Spanish, German and other languages

Bookshop, exhibition.

All lead discussants and presenters are practitioners who are committed to sharing experiences and raising professional awareness to enhance their delivery.

There is still room for any additional topic  which you would like to address. Please feel  free to make any suggestions – email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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For months we have been trying to contact the Department for Education with regards to a government funding allegedly being allocated to language teaching in primary schools, in preparation for the statutory requirement of a KS2 start this autumn. After several failed attempts by telephone we finally received a response this week informing us that this funding, totalling £350,000 over a year, was intended to cover the improvement of both primary and secondary school language teaching, and not just primary as was rumoured.

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blen holds a dedicated PML conference on an annual basis. Here you can browse past conference programmes and find out about upcoming ones.

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