Professional development with Gianfranco Conti

Fyling Hall teachers are always learning and looking for ways to inspire their pupils, so Ms Hornung jumped at the chance of a days professional development with Gianfranco Conti organised by Carine Marshall, Head of Languages at Scarborough College. Gianfranco is a renowned language expert who by coincidence shared the same tutor as Ms Hornung during his PGCE year in Hull (although a couple of years after her). He has taught at all levels around the world for 25 years and having completed a lot of research into the way we process and learn language has developed some fantastic techniques for improving learners skills. After a full day of very intensive work where the teachers attending the workshop were taught Malay as beginners would learn it, Ms Hornung came back to school armed with some great new ideas which some of her classes have already been using.