The aim of the Primary and Secondary Language Teacher Awards is to support and promote language teaching and to raise the profile of language teaching as a career, recognising exciting, motivating practice among language teachers, celebrating imaginative teaching which inspires language learning in pupils
ALL values the ongoing contributions of its members and wishes to celebrate those who deserve special mention and recognition.
ALL confers the award of Fellow, on those who are long standing members of the Association who have been nominated by their peers, in recognition of their commitment to ALL’s objectives and the support of other languages teachers.
ALL also works in partnership with our sponsors, to run an award scheme to recognise the creativity, dynamism, enthusiasm and skill of inspiring Languages teachers, who add value to their own schools and their local language teaching community.
Please support your fellow colleagues by and nominate them for Fellowship or Languages Teachers Awards.
Fellowship of the Association for Language Learning
ALL fellowship is honorary and is awarded at the discretion of the Management Board (the Association’s Board of Trustees). The award recognises ALL Individual Members who have made a long-standing contribution to language learning in the UK, beyond the call of their professional role and who have supported the work of the Association significantly over time; their contribution might be on the national or local scale.
Suggestions are considered annually at the Spring meeting of the Board, in advance of Language World conference, but awards are not necessarily made each year.
Nominations for the 2018 Fellowship Awards closed on 16 February.
ALL Fellow 2017 – Kathy Wicksteed
Kathy has been recognised for her long-standing contribution to ALL and for being an ambassador for language teaching and learning. As a volunteer for ALL, she has served on the ALL Council and special interest groups and been a President (2004-2007) along with being a member of the board of trustees. Kathy led, as a consultant, two government funded projects ‘Subject Specific Support for the New Secondary Curriculum (2007-2010) and the LinkedUp Scheme (2009-2011; part of Links into Languages). This involved leading and training a team of Regional Subject Advisors. Kathy has worked at national and international level on languages education and has been a Language College Advisor and Head of Programme at SSAT for seven years, where she supported schools and teachers across the country. Anna-Lise Gordon says, ‘Kathy has been a superb ambassador for language teaching and learning. Colleagues comment warmly on her thoughtful, rigorous, pragmatic, creative and innovative approaches to language teaching. Many teachers across the country – including me – have been challenged, supported and inspired by Kathy.’
Kathy is pictured accepting her award from ALL President, Dr Anna Lise Gordon (2016-2018) at Language World 2017.
Language Teacher of the Year Awards
Primary Language Teacher of the Year
Each year ALL recognises an outstanding individual as Primary Language Teacher of the Year.
Linguascope is kindly sponsoring the Primary Language Teacher of the Year Award 2018 and will make a generous contribution of a prize to the deserving winner. Many thanks for your support and for helping ALL to make this award possible. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony at Language World 2018, Saturday 24 March 2018 at Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire.
Secondary Language Teacher of the Year
Each year ALL recognises an outstanding individual as Secondary Language Teacher of the Year.
Halsbury Travel is kindly sponsoring the Secondary Language Teacher of the Year Award 2018 and will make a generous contribution of a prize to the deserving winner. Many thanks for your support and for helping ALL to make this award possible. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony at Language World 2018, Saturday 24 March 2018 at Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire.