Webinar with David Shanks: Prepare for your NQT year 2020

Wednesday 27th May 2020

ALL London organises webinars for the MFL community and this webinar was open to all MFL teachers.  We hope that you like us and want to join!

David Shanks (@HFLanguages) gave a really helpful session, full of support for next year’s NQTs.    AS well as offering many ideas, and  also encouraged the participants to give each other top tips which you will see in the chat.

Thanks to all our participants.  The future of ML teaching is bright!  So many offers to contribute to our magazine!  We look forward to seeing you at our future events!

Here is the recording, as live-streamed!  It was great to see people there as well as in the Zoom room.  Thanks for contributing.

Chat: David Shanks chat 27th May 2020


The ALL London Branch was proud to host this free webinar on behalf of ALL nationally.  In this session, David Shanks (@HFLanguages) focuses on advice and practical tips for preparing for your NQT year (especially in the current lockdown circumstance) , making the most of your NQT year and becoming an outstanding MFL practitioner.  There was also the chance in the follow-up Q&A to have  MFL questions answered be they on Target Language, managing marking, pedagogy, work-life balance or anything MFL-related!

This year offers its own particular challenges, and so David addresses this, including covering the following elements:

  • getting experience/evidence for QTS
  • tips for online teaching
  • online interviews

Participants contacted us in advance with questions which you they wanted David to answer, and asked them ‘live’ during the online sessions.


David is a Lead MFL Consultant for the Harris Federation and a member of ALL Council, as well as a practising French teacher.  He is always keen to promote and support collaboration between institutions, share good practice and fly the languages flag.

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