SEDBERGH School is to host a Modern Foreign Languages conference for teachers.

The event on March 4 will feature a host of guest speakers including Lancaster University’s Professor Allyson Fiddler, Wendy Adeniji, Nick Mair, Rene Koglbauer, Liz Black, Florine Libermann and Francisca Garcia Ortega.

They will be presenting on a range of issues including teaching literature, using authentic resources, new ideas for promoting the subject and ensuring excellent pupil progress.

Andrew Loughue, Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Sedbergh School, said: “We do hope that the programme will prove of interest to local MFL teachers, whether working in the state or independent sector."

Ms Fiddler, professor of German and Austrian studies at Lancaster University, who lives in Kendal, said: “At times when the syllabus and format of examinations is changing and when rumours abound as to how ‘difficult’ modern foreign languages are, it’s so important to get together as language enthusiasts and teachers and celebrate the fun and skills of learning a language and absorbing knowledge of a foreign culture, history and society."

For enquiries or to book a place on the conference, email Andy Loughe on