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Secondary Assessment for Learning - Modern Foreign Languages

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Dynamic Assessment for Learning in MFL keeps both students and teachers focused, according to one London School.

At Hendon School in Barnet, the MFL department believes AfL keeps pupils on task and teachers focused on the next steps for all ability groups.

A Year 9 German lesson kicks off with guided conversation, followed by a speed dating activity for unguided conversation practice. Students follow both activities with peer assessment to set targets.

With the introduction of AfL, lessons are taught primarily in the target language. English is used for the assessment elements to take the students outside of their usual language.

A Year 11 set uses a diamond ranking activity to help prioritise grammar elements in the speaking part of their GSCE. Peer assessment takes the form of a narrator card challenge, with students assessing each other's spoken language.

Meanwhile, AfL is introduced more gradually to a Year 7 French class, where they self assess in a vocabulary-based lesson.

Part of the series: Inspirations

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