Dr. Amanda Barton is Honorary Lecturer in PGCE Modern Foreign Languages at the Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK, and an educational consultant. She has taught in primary and secondary schools and has written extensively about teaching foreign languages in schools. Angela McLachlan is Subject Lead for Languages on the Primary PGCE and Secondary Teach First PGCE Programmes at the Institute of Education, University of Manchester. Angela also runs her own consultancy agency, `Lively Languages', aiming to bring languages and learning to life in the classroom.
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