The EAS Regional Modern Foreign Languages Conference takes place on Thursday, the 16th of March 2017 at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, Y Gwyndy.
The MFL conference will be a first for the EAS consortia, and supports the Welsh Government’s Global Futures strategy for Modern Foreign Languages which aims to increase MFL uptake at all levels and sets the ambitions that children and young people will develop their skills in English, Welsh and at least one other language from primary school in order to broaden pupils’ horizons, raise aspirations, and provide key employability skills for their futures.
The event will be a showcase of Global Futures projects that are being rolled out in Modern Foreign Language departments across the South East Wales region, in order to raise standards, reach and uptake, and also provides professional learning opportunities for the teacher delegates.
The conference also provides EAS teachers with the opportunity of networking with Global Futures stakeholders and partners in order to further support their work in their MFL departments: the Alliance Française de Cardiff, Goethe Institute, Spanish Embassy, Consejería de Educación; Welsh Government, Routes Cymru, Cardiff University Student Mentoring Project, WJEC, the Association of Language Learning and individual Welsh business representatives.
The Conference will be opened by EAS Managing Director, Debbie Harteveld. The keynote speakers will be Mr Glynn Downs, Chairman of the Welsh Government MFL Steering Committee, Professor Claire Gorrara, Professor of French and Founding Head of the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University, HMI Penny Lewis, Estyn and Mr David Heath, Welsh Government.