A team of researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Essex and Reading has developed the course to encourage research-informed practice in primary foreign language classrooms.
The course will focus on key themes such as motivation and engagement, language development and literacy.
Each week, participants will be guided through some of the answers research has provided to these issues and draw out the pedagogical implications of these findings. There are 3staged pathways (evaluator, reflector and innovator) which will encourage participants to explore and trial the pedagogical principles. Participants will have many opportunities to reflect on the practical implications of the research and to listen to 'stories' from other teachers about their own innovative primary foreign language practice.
To register, visit: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-languages-in-primary-schools-putting-research-into-practice/1