Modern Foreign Languages Portal Insight

Introducing Joe Dale

Our MFL portal manager is Joe Dale, an independent consultant who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council and the BBC. He is host of the TES MFL forum and former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner.

The MFL portal is designed to be a one stop shop for language teachers from the 5-19 sector and is full of useful, up to date information and advice to support and inspire. It includes the latest news stories, top tips on innovative and replicable good practice and interesting upcoming events to explore.

Check us out and see what you think.

À bientôt!

Joe Dale

Video guides

Have you thought of using podcasts to improve speaking and pronunciation skills? How about creating presentations synchronised with audio and film to inspire learners? Or even using Google Street View for practising directions and promoting intercultural understanding?

Our ever-expanding collection of video guides show how a whole variety of resources can be used to support learning & teaching.

View our sample video guides 'Creating a Voki' and 'Video email with Eyejot' for just a taste of what the portal has to offer.

Top tips

Looking for a quick fix? Something different to spice up a lesson? Utilise the world’s largest pronunciation guide; enter the digital kitchen to combine language learning with cookery, or even have pupils create and voice customised avatars.

Follow our top tips and find some of the best free language resources on the web in no time.

Content that matters

Searching the internet for quality materials and ideas is time consuming, so why not let us do the work for you? We’ll direct you to the best resources out there and offer advice about how to use them effectively to motivate students and enhance learning.

Watch this video to find out more.

  • Top tips
    Explore our library of links to free resources for modern foreign language education.
  • Video guides
    Follow our video guides explaining how and why different resources can be used to support learning and teaching.
  • Blog watch
    Keep up to date with postings from influential and interesting bloggers.
  • News stories
    Find the latest news, reports and commentary relevant to modern foreign language education.
  • Key events and CPD opportunities
    Events, activities and continued professional development opportunities for language teachers.  
  • Collaborate with peers
    Share your thoughts and exchange ideas with teachers around the country.