Farlington language seminar for trainee teachers

A seminar was run by Farlington for trainee language teachers from the University of Chichester

A seminar was run by Farlington for trainee language teachers from the University of Chichester

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Farlington recently hosted a seminar for twelve postgraduate trainee teachers from the University of Chichester.

The seminar, entitled “The Effective Use of ICT in Modern Foreign Language Teaching” was led by Farlington’s Head of Faculty, David Walker-Smith.

The trainees, accompanied by University Senior Lecturer, Elaine Minett, were able to experience how various pieces of software are applied to language teaching in a real school setting, learn all about some important do’s and don’ts, as well as having a practical workshop session in creating good quality language resources.

“This is now the third occasion on which we have welcomed trainees to Farlington,” said Mr Walker-Smith, “and it is always our pleasure to contribute to the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme. We have a long-standing partnership with Chichester and it is a privilege for us to play a part in training the teachers of the future.”

One of the trainees, Emma Bilbrough, is now on a placement with the Faculty of Languages at Farlington until Christmas and will be teaching both Spanish and French in the Senior School. Emma, who is from Horsham, has a wide experience overseas and can’t wait to get started!