ALL for secondary teachers
ALL has a special membership rate for secondary schools costing £135 a year for schools with up to 10 language teachers, or £150 for schools with over 11 language teachers . Small or large group membership enables all teaching staff involved in secondary languages at a single school to receive full access to the Language Learning Journal, the ALL Language Zones, termly copies of Languages Today magazine and the weekly e-bulletin ALLNet.
As a group member, you will receive a school membership card which you can take to local ALL events as proof of membership. You and your colleagues will also benefit from a discount on attending the Language World annual conference. You can find out more about joining here.
What we offer for ALL members:
Upcoming events for Secondary teachers
Secondary Special Interest Group (SIG)
ALL is forming a special interest group on secondary languages education, to support teachers (and thereby learners), share in local and national events and publications, give teachers a national voice, and bring people together. ALL will shortly be informing you of how you can join the Secondary Special Interest Group, so look out for notifications in the weekly member e-bulletin ALLNet.
The Secondary Special Interest Group will be championed by Lisa Probert, who will become the Chair of the ALL Secondary Steering Group.
“Coming soon – the ALL Secondary Special Interest Group! This group will be a forum for all secondary teachers of languages and a space to ask questions, get advice, share ideas or find out more about initiatives and projects relating to your classroom practice. Calling all secondary language teachers to engage and contribute to the secondary language teaching community and our professional association!” Lisa Probert has been a teacher of Modern Languages for 26 years and Head of Department for the last 8 years. A member of the ALL Council, Lisa also runs the ALL Oxford Network, organising events for teachers and students in Oxfordshire.
Secondary Steering Group
The Secondary Steering Group will be formed in Spring 2017 from members of ALL who have joined the Secondary Special Interest Group. The steering group will work closely with the ALL Council Task & Finish Groups, which in 2016/17 have a focus on Membership, Policy and Publications.
The Steering Group will meet physically, when necessary, to review and to take significant matters forward which are pertinent to the teaching and learning of languages at secondary level. It will consist of about ten invited people, identified by reason of geographical distribution, representation of different languages and areas of expertise, all of whom will commit to creating outputs which support ALL members and secondary language practitioners.
Observers from cultural institutions will also be invited to the Steering Group meetings. Members of the Steering Group contribute to the termly roadshow created to support Branches and Networks (on the right).
The Steering Group will also make recommendations virtually in between meetings, to approve, for instance, the establishment of new Branches or Networks, or advise on websites, publications or blogs with a secondary languages focus. The Steering Group will also play a role in responding to consultations relating to language teaching and learning, pedagogy and issues relating to the teaching profession. They will therefore actively contribute to the policy work undertaken by the Association.
The group will also refer matters for discussion onto ALL’s governance functions, the ALL Council and Management Board.
The Secondary Steering Group will have its first meeting at ALL’s annual flagship conference for teachers of languages, Language World, which will take place at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham (24-25 March 2017).
Details on how to join the Secondary Special Interest Group will be outlined in the members’ e-newsletter ALLNet.
The Roadshows are presentations to update local groups on news from ALL, events and projects of interest, along with sector news and resources of interest. Local ALL groups can access the presentations to share with their local group attendees.
News for Secondary teachers
What we offer to everyone:
Anyone teaching languages in the secondary sector can join an open access discussion forum called LanguagesNet.
Members have additional language-specific or sector- specific discussions lists available to them.