Exploiting one text – Online CPD


NB This workshop has already taken place. To access the recording and PPT from the workshop, simply purchase it now and you will be able to download them immediately.

Do you often find yourself desperately searching for 3-4 different texts in an attempt to cover all of the skills in one lesson?

If you struggle to find a suitable text for a listening task, then a different one for reading and translation, and then wonder how to scaffold a writing or speaking activity, then this CPD is perfect for you!

Over the past few years, I’ve been developing my own teaching and resources around the principle of “one text per lesson” (or even 2-3 lessons, depending on the text and class!) and now I want to share my ideas with you in a 2-hour online CPD workshop.

Saturday 3rd February 2024 – 9:30am-11:30am

During the workshop, I will describe how to take one good-quality text and exploit it in at least 7 different ways, including skills that are going to be vital in the new GCSE. Not only does this save you masses of time (and which busy teacher doesn’t need time-saving ideas, right?!) but it also enables students to understand the text in depth and ultimately use it to produce their own language.

I will also walk you through examples of texts I have used effectively in my own teaching, at different levels and in different languages, and show you how your entire programmes of study can be built around this principle.

Then it’s over to you! I will provide you with examples of French, German and Spanish texts or you can choose one or two of your own for upcoming lessons, and together we will create outstanding lesson plans that exploit these texts for as many skills as you can squeeze into your lesson (or sequence of lessons).

This CPD Is not just for new teachers – I’d been teaching for about 15 years before I finally realised this was a much more efficient way of planning my lessons and going into much more depth with the vocabulary and grammar!



For a taster of what I will be talking about, have a listen to this episode of the Kate Languages Podcast.

The workshop will be held on Zoom and a link will be sent a few days before the session, along with a pre-workshop questionnaire, to help me get to know you a bit better and to ensure that all of your questions are answered in the workshop. Even if you can’t make it to the workshop on the day, you can still sign up, as it will be recorded and all resources and recordings will be uploaded to a Google folder for you to access in your own time.

This CPD is also available in a bundle with all of the other Kate Languages CPD workshops that will be running in 2023-24.

NB If you are a ‘Buy Everything‘ customer, access to this CPD is included for no extra cost!

If you would like to book me to run this CPD in person in your school/trust, get in touch now by emailing kate@katelanguages.co.uk