Modern Foreign Languages

Maggie Allen

Maggie Allen has been working as a teacher and consultant for over 20 years. She has worked with pupils and teachers across all sectors, including primary, secondary and Higher Education. She is currently a lecturer In Education at Middlesex University. She works as a superviser on the MA Education and has run an MFL MA module. She was the MFL Adviser for Barnet and developed and implemented the primary MFL Strategy. She was recognised as a national KS2 trainer for CILT. She has coordinated EU-funded study visits for teachers in France and Spain to enhance their language competence. She has an MSc in Computing and a BA Hons in Applied Language Studies.

Alison de Jong

Alison de Jong has taught Primary French and Spanish at Childs Hill School for over 20 years.  As a Leading Teacher and Advanced Skills Teacher Ali has served many schools in Barnet, modelling lessons, team-teaching, developing resources and delivering INSET training. Her work for the Institute of Education has impacted teachers across London and the U.K. Ali has experience of OCR Languages Accreditation and the British Council’s International School Award. Ali is available to support MFL Coordinators in all aspects of leadership and encourage non-specialist teachers by modelling strategies which make a “little language go a long way.”  She is passionate about making languages fun, accessible and relevant to all kinds of learners through games and classroom techniques.  Ali can enrich the curriculum with tailor-made resources and give guidance on recording and assessing attainment.  She is available to lead INSET training sessions, and welcomes visits from MFL teachers who would like to observe her lessons.

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