The Teacher's Trail

The Teacher’s Trail is the Institut français du Royaume-Uni’s continuing professional development programme for teachers of French in the United-Kingdom. This programme aims at supporting future teachers, newly qualified and qualified teachers of French throughout their teaching career.

Every year, training opportunities are offered online and face to face all over the country.


Primary French Teachers – Recording and showcasing progression with the Primary French Project

  • Registration deadline: Friday 12 January 2024
  • Date: Saturday 20 January 2024 –  09:00 – 13:00
  • Location: Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT, London
  • Trainer: Catherine Cheater
  • Language used during the workshop: English
  • Workshop description: Participants will be offered to explore how to demonstrate progress in Frenh in KS2. The focus will be put on how to make the learning explicit to children and class teachers. Participants will learn methods for the teaching of vocabulary and grammar, the develoment of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and the use of speaking and writing frames.
  • Fees: Training fees are covered by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni

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French Teachers’ Day – Workshop for Primary and Secondary Teachers

  • Registration: Friday 17 November 2023 (limited number of seats, registration on a first come, first served basis)
  • Date: Saturday 25 November 2023, 10:00 – 14:15
  • Location: Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
  • Provider: Marianne Skinner, Maud Waret and Romain Devaux
  • Language used during the workshop: English and French
  • Eligibility: Language coordinators and practitioners who teach French
  • Content: Join us on Saturday 25 November for exciting workshops to celebrate French Teachers. Programme coming up soon. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
  • Fees: Training fees are covered by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni

With the support of TV5Monde, Association for Language Learning and l’Association Internationale des Professeurs de Français.

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