At a time when it is getting more and more crucial for langage teachers to take their own professional development in their own hand, ALL offers wonderful opportunities for formal CPD as well as informal peer-to-peer support.
If you are a teacher of French and, like the rest of us, you are still trying to grapple with the new GCSE, come and share your experiences with ALL French Online in our first online meeting using Flashmeeting for Friday 9th December 8-9pm.
To support the group, I have also set up a wiki http://allfrenchonline.wikispaces.com/
You are all invited to join the wiki, edit it and add resources linked with our first Flashmeeting: Tips and Tricks for French GCSE.
If you are not familiar with Flashmeeting, do not worry as it is really easy to pick up. All you need is a microphone, a headset or a webcam. Do contact me if you want to try it before the meeting. To enter the meeting you just need to click on http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/fm/4b542e-14294
You can register as a user-but please note that this does not automatically give you the right to set up meetings-or as a guest, but your name will not appear on the list of people present if you choose to enter as a guest. Some more information about flashmeeting can also be found at http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/quickstart.html
To get us started, I suggest the following Agenda:
1. Quick introductions-please include whether you are currently teaching GCSE, what language you teach and what examination board you use
2. Lessons learnt from last year's GCSE co-hort
3. Useful activities to prepare students for the speaking and writing CAs
4. Tools and resources to help preparing for the Listening and Reading exam
Looking forward to meeting you and thank you for checking here how else your subject association can suppport you.