ALL fellowship is honorary and is awarded at the discretion of the Management Board (the Association’s Board of Trustees).
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.
The award of fellowship 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.
Nominations for the 2017 Fellowship Awards closed on 17 February 2017.
ALL Fellow 2016 – Geoff Brammall
Geoff is pictured here accepting his award from ALL’s Chair of Trustees, René Koglbauer, which he accepted at the Association’s Language World Conference Dinner in March 2016. Geoff has been a long-standing member of ALL working both at national and local level. As chair of the former German Committee, he has supported teachers of German through his expertise at local, national and international conferences. He has worked closely with both the Goethe-Institut and the Austrian Cultural Institute to ensure that teachers have benefited from high quality training and cultural information through organising training days with these partners. As Chair of ALL’s Manchester Branch Geoff works tirelessly to provide training by suggesting ideas for speakers, and offering them hospitality on many occasions. Geoff is highly respected as a teacher, examiner and an author and many young teachers and their students have benefited from his expertise. Congratulations to Geoff and a big thank you to ALL members who nominated him.