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ALL operates open access and ALL member-only online fora.

To find out more about the open access fora, see below.

To find out more about fora available to ALL members only, click the links on the right.

 

Open access discussion fora

In December 2014, ALL launched two new online fora, ‘LANGUAGES-NET’ and ‘PRIMARY LANGUAGES’ to offer languages professionals the continued opportunity for debate, discussion and the sharing of good practice.

These lists join our open access jointly managed language fora, Arabic, Mandarin and World Languages discussion fora.

Further information on all open access online fora can be found in our FAQs below with links to join.

Frequently asked questions:

How do I use the discussion lists?

It’s easy!

To get a conversation started, simply compose a new email, in your usual way, on an issue of concern or a topic of interest and send to the list address  e.g. languages-net@jiscmail.ac.uk.

Then each time new correspondence or replies to a comment are posted to the list, all subscribers receives the message to their inbox.

Hitting reply from your email browser means  that your reply will be sent to all subscribers on the list.

If you are responding to a thread and just intend your response  for one recipient, you will need to respond to them outside of the discussion list through your own email account, otherwise all subscribers to the list will receive your response.

We know our members are courteous and professional and would ask you to note the conduct rules provided by JISCMAIL when you sign up and use the list, avoiding any comments which could be construed as inappropriate or defamatory.

Why join our online discussion fora?

By joining our open fora, you can connect with and share best practice and tips with peers in the languages sector.

The lists are subscriber-led, and from time to time, receive input from ALL staff  or Officers to guide the conversations.

However, subscribers can shape the agenda and start ‘threads’ of conversations within the broad subject of ‘Languages’, ‘Primary Languages’, ‘Rarely-taught languages’, ‘Arabic’ or ‘Mandarin’, as per the list designations.

You are free to subscribe or unsubscribe at any time to any of these lists. Please see the links below.

Do I need to be a member to use these discussion lists?

No, signing up is free of charge and open to both members and non-members.

Why? Well, it is part of ALL’s commitment to facilitating constructive and supportive dialogue within the broader languages community, so we are happy to provide these particular fora free of charge, via the JISCMail service.

We hope they will serve, to non-members, as a taster of some of the wider benefits of being an ALL member.

Interested in membership? Find out what being an ALL member could mean to you by visiting our join page

What is the LANGUAGES-NET list?

LANGUAGES-NET JISCmail: is a discussion group to connect academics, qualified and trainee teachers, teacher trainers, language practitioners and researchers to exchange information, share best practice and build understanding and co-operation across a range of educational sectors. This will be specific to the field of languages.

What is the PRIMARYLANGUAGES discussion list?

PRIMARYLANGUAGES JISCMail: is a discussion group which brings together teachers, academics and researchers, teacher trainers and other language practitioners to exchange practical ideas, experiences and research about teaching languages to children and teenagers, and especially at the primary level.

What is the Lesser taught languages discussion list?

Lesser taught, or ‘world’ languages comprises of a Special Interest Group for World Languages and a discussion list.

This enables colleagues working in mainstream and complementary school sectors as well as in higher education and other organisations interested in world languages to share information, put questions to one another and discuss issues.

This channel of communication is more important than ever as a means of facilitating collaboration and support and we welcome your engagement with this discussion list.

For additional information on the Special Interest Group For World Languages, click here.

To register for the World Languages discussion list, please see the buttons below.

What is the Arabic discussion list?

This email forum is a partnership between Schools, Students and Teachers (SSAT) and ALL.

It purpose is to foster best practice between language practitioners, networking and the sharing of knowledge and tips.

To get a conversation started, simply compose a new email, in your usual way, on an issue of concern or a topic of interest and send to the list address  e.g. languages-net@jiscmail.ac.uk.

Then each time new correspondence or replies to a comment are posted to the list, all subscribers receives the message to their inbox.

Hitting reply from your email browser means  that your reply will be sent to all subscribers on the list.

If you are responding to a thread and just intend your response  for one recipient, you will need to respond to them outside of the discussion list through your own email account, otherwise all subscribers to the list will receive your response.

 

To learn more about the Arabic Network, please click here, or, to join the list, please click the button below.

What is the Mandarin discussion list?

This email forum is a partnership between Schools, Students and Teachers (SSAT), the Confucius Institute and ALL. It exists for the mutual support and networking of teachers of Mandarin.

As a point of housekeeping – If any user hits ‘reply’ from their email browser, it must be borne in mind, that your reply will be sent to all subscribers on the list.

 

To learn more about our Mandarin network, please click here, otherwise, to join the list, click the button below.