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Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Mentoring

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineFlexible
  • Available in Welsh

Mentoring for Year 8 and Year 9.

Our core service involves training university students to mentor learners aged 12-14 as they make their GCSE option choices. Mentoring sessions take place either in the classroom or online depending on the needs of the school. Mentors run six sessions each autumn and spring term with small groups of mentees to provide a learner-centred approach.

Each session focuses on a different theme to help learners see the multidisciplinary nature of language learning. The themes explore all languages and cultures around the world rather than promoting one language in particular. This ensures that, regardless of a learner’s language profile or proficiency, there is something to inspire and motivate. Our resources support the ambition of the Curriculum for Wales for all learners to be ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world. By using language as the vehicle to examine the world around us, our resources support learners aged 11-18 to develop the intercultural skills required to thrive in the 21st century.

We also support literacy skills and digital competency which are key cornerstones of the curriculum. Our resources aim to highlight the multilingual nature of our local and global communities by giving learners the freedom to explore independently and develop a lifelong love of language learning.

Find out more

For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Cardiff University School of Modern Languages. Contact Lucy Jenkins at or 02920876630 for more details.

How to book

Please feel free to email us for more information.

TicketThis activity is free

We come to you

We want to make it easy for you to work with us. Wherever possible we will bring this activity to your school or college.


  • TickTeachers
  • TickKey stage three - ages 11-14, years 7-9
  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11

Teacher supervision is required.

Curriculum themes

  • TickExpressive arts
  • TickHealth and wellbeing
  • TickHumanities
  • TickLanguages, literacy and communication
  • TickSocial sciences
  • TickWelsh
  • TickDigital competency
  • TickCareers and employability
  • TickWelsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification
  • TickExtracurricular

Activity type

  • TickMentoring
  • TickOnline resource
  • TickSupport from University student volunteers


  • TickCareers and employability
  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickExtracurricular or independent learning
  • TickProfessional development (CPD) for teachers
  • TickPromoting higher education
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes
  • TickWidening university participation

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  • Aberystwyth University
  • Bangor University
  • Central South Consortium (CSC)
  • Education Achievement Service (EAS)
  • Education Through Regional Working (ERW)
  • Gwasanaeth Effeithiolrwydd a Gwella Ysgolion Gogledd (GwE)
  • Swansea University
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Welsh Government