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What is a Language Leader?

The main role of a languages leader is to promote the learning of Languages at Liskeard School.

What do Language Leaders actually do?

The Language Leader Award develops student leadership skills as well as linguistic skills.  Learners of all abilities gain a tremendous amount of satisfaction and confidence from sharing what they know with others.  It is also known that we retain the knowledge that we teach actively to others far more effectively than that which we take on board in a more passive way. 

Language leaders will be asked to help younger or less confident learners of French or Spanish to improve their knowledge and understanding; assist the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty at whole school events such as Open Evenings; assist with the delivery of taster lessons to Key Stage 2 pupils; assist with help /catch up/revision sessions for younger learners.

There will be a Language Leader ‘conference’ and lunch once a term to evaluate what has been done and discuss further activities.

What commitment do Language Leaders need to make?

To attend the Language Leaders training; to assist with help /catch up/revision sessions for younger learners at lunchtime on a rota basis.  The Language Leaders will have a base in L3 to plan, prepare and work.

What qualities would I need to have to be a Language Leader?

* Confidence

* The ability to teach aspects of the target language to younger or less confident learners

* Professionalism

* Good communication skills

* Enthusiasm

How are students selected to be a Language Leader?

In addition to having the qualities outlined above Language Leaders are selected based on their behaviour record, their resilience in Language lessons and pride in their appearance. Being a Language Leader is a privileged position therefore students are carefully chosen.

Which year group do I need to be in to apply?

Years 8 and 9 in the first instance.

How many positions are available?

12

How do I apply? 

Download an application form here. Email it to dwilliams@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk or print it out and give it into Reception.

 

 

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