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ALL runs events across the country, ranging from big national events like the annual Language World conference to small events for local networks. The CPD offered by our branches, networks and primary hubs is tailored to the needs of teachers in their locality and is run by teachers for teachers.

February 2017

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Language Education for Social Future

Event Time: 18:30

         Run by one of ALL’s corporate members – the Japan Foundation Details: Historically, the role of foreign or second language education was simply to serve the needs of a nation or community. But can language education bring about change within the community itself? Shinji Sato, Director of the Japanese Language Programme at […]

La Chandeleur

 Candlemas 02 February The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is known in France la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière,* or jour des crêpes. For further information, see our French Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals.

ALL West Sussex Secondary Network meeting

Event Time: 14:00- 16:15

 Motivés! – Developing motivated language learners and making MFL grow Guest speaker: Dan McPherson Venue: Felpham Community College, PO22 8EL Booking: Email Matthieu Cauchy-Duval Event flyer: Motivés

ALL Yorkshire Annual General Meeting

Event Time: 19:00 - 20:15

         Venue: King Edward VII School, Glossop Road, The Library, Main Building, Sheffield Timings: 18:30 Annual General Meeting 19:00 – 20:15 Presidential Talk: Welcome Aboard the Roller-Coaster Ride by Anna Lise Gordon ALL South Yorkshire – Annual Dinner at “Le Bistrot Pierre” on Eccleshall Road More information: ALL Yorkshire AGM flyer Replies asap to […]

East Birmingham Primary Hub Meeting

Event Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

 East Birmingham Primary Hub Meeting Date: Thursday 09 February 2017 Venue: Bordesley Green Girls’ School & Sixth Form, Bordesley Green Road, Birmingham, B9 4TR Time: 15:35 – 16:35 Focus: Current language developments, sharing of good practice and AOB Booking: For more information on this event or to book your place, please contact Marie-Helene Dione. Please […]

ALL Leeds/Bradford Primary Languages Hub

Event Time: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

 ALL Leeds/Bradford Primary Hub Meeting Date: Thursday 9 February 2017 Venue: GSAL Junior School Alwoodley Gates Harrogate Road Leeds LS17 8GS Time: 16:30 – 17:30 Cost: Free Booking: Please contact Vicky Cooke for booking or more information on this event.

Open University: Italian for Beginners

 Italian for Beginners 5: Time To Travel The Open University In the fifth Italian for Beginners course, learn to ask for information on trains and buy train tickets. Starts 13 Feb 4 weeks 4 hours pw Further information

Open University: Spanish for Beginners

 Spanish for Beginners 6: Out and About The Open University Learn how to ask for directions, shop for clothes, and order food and drinks in the sixth Spanish for Beginners course. Starts 13 Feb 2017 4 weeks 4 hours pw Further information

El Dia de la Amistad

 Friendship Day 14 February A day for celebrating friendship, celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years, particularly in Paraguay, where the first World Friendship Day – International Friendship Day was proposed in 1958. For further information, see our Spanish Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and […]

Valentine’s Day

 El Dia de San Valentin 14 February Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out our Pinterest boards for information, ideas and inspiration! French Festivals – German Festivals – Italian Festivals – Russian Festivals – Spanish Festivals – Ideas for Primary – Teaching Ideas More Than Half of People Learn Languages for Love: A Valentine’s study has discovered […]

ALL Yorkshire Winter Series – session 6

 ALL Yorkshire Winter Series   In for the Long Haul: Maintaining Motivation, Building Resilience Date: 16 Feb 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 Venue: King Edward VII School, Glossop Road, Sheffield (the Library in the Old Building). This series of events is intended to address the concerns of language teachers in preparing for the new linear courses […]

Giving Choice and Connecting People: Expanding Ideas for Japanese Language Study with Minato

Event Time: 17:00-19:00

           Co-organised by York St John University and one of ALL’s corporate members- the Japan Foundation Details: “I want to study Japanese but there are no classes near me.”  “I am really busy with work and home life so I don’t have time to take a class.”  “I’m interested in Japanese, […]

International Mother Language Day

 International Mother Language Day 21 February Created by UNESCO to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to […]

ALL Oxfordshire MFL TeachMeet

Event Time: 5pm to 6:30pm

 ALL Oxfordshire MFL TeachMeet Date: 23 February 2017, 17:00-18:30 Venue: St Helen & St Katharine’s School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire “Differentiation for the MFL classroom”: Our February MFL Teach Meet will focus on using differentiation in the MFL classroom at all key stages. Please complete the electronic response form to add your name to the participant list or […]

ALL West of England Conference – All Aboard : Making Progress

Event Time: 09:00-13:30 GMT

         Location :Bradley Stoke Community School, Fiddlers Wood Lane,Bradley Stoke, BS32 9BS Our popular annual Saturday morning conference returns for 2017 Registration from 9am, with stands and exhibitors (publishers, tour operators etc.) British Council talk: 9:30am KEYNOTE – RACHEL HAWKES Change is inevitable. Progress is optional. 9:40am to 10:40am As long as […]

ALL Manchester training

 Teaching grammar at KS2/3 With Liz Black Date: 25 Feb 2017, 10:00 Venue: Withington Girl’s School Contact: Geoff Brammall.

ALL Rugby Primary Hub Meeting

Event Time: 16:00 to 17:15

 ALL Rugby Primary Hub Meeting Venue: Ashlawn School Ashlawn Road Hillmorton Rugby CV22 5ET Date: Monday 27 February 2017 Time: 16:00-17:15 Contact: Please contact Louise Smith to book your attendance or for more information on this event. Rugby Primary Languages flyer

Translanguaging pedagogy: an emancipatory approach for plurilingual pupils

Event Time: 10:00-16:45

 Venue: Europe House 32 Smith Square London Date: Friday 28 February Time: 10:00 – 16:45 Focus: This one day event presents research evidence from a European-funded project demonstrating the advantageous role of home languages as a tool for learning for plurilingual pupils with a particular focus on Roma families from Eastern Europe. Cost: Free (Financial […]

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