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Join your professional community!

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the UK’s major subject association for teachers of foreign languages. We support and represent teachers of all languages in all sectors. Whether you’re a languages co-ordinator in a primary school, specialist primary language teacher or generalist teacher, we can offer you the support you need.

Benefit from the support and encouragement of fellow practitioners across the country

I love the opportunities for professional development and networking, sharing good practice with like-minded colleagues from different contexts. We can learn so much from one another! I also value the opportunity to be involved in the ALL London Branch to meet local MFL enthusiasts.

Anna Lise Gordon, Academic Director – Secondary ITT and Postgraduate Provision, St Mary’s University, Twickenham. National Teaching Fellow.

Stay motivated with regular boosts of ideas and inspiration

I joined ALL as soon as I found out about it. I wanted to be part of something larger than just my school languages department.  Initially I wanted to learn, gain new ideas for teaching and learning. Later I wanted also to share my practice with others and feel I was giving something back to the profession. I will be a member of ALL as long as I continue in teaching (and probably much longer!) because the two go hand in hand. As an ALL member I am better informed, more discerning and critical, more supported and more enthusiastic in my job!

Dr Rachel Hawkes, Director of International Education and Research, Comberton Academy Trust.

Keep up to date with the latest news and developments

It is particularly important now as there are very few language advisers left and belonging to the association helps teachers to find out important information about changes to Programmes of Study, examination board specifications and the latest research too.

Liz Black, PGCE tutor and Curriculum Area Leader at University of York and freelance consultant.

Take control of your professional development

Joining ALL and becoming an active member has been very beneficial for my own professional development: I have become more involved with the Association and I have been part of a supportive network of professionals. I now contribute to Languages Today magazine, sit on the ALL Council and have delivered workshops for the Association.  There are many ways we can contribute to support the Association and I encourage anyone to become an active member!

Karine Harrington, languages teacher and independent consultant.

Discover and apply new teaching methods, resources and technologies

Members of ALL benefit from becoming part of a great community where working together and sharing resources, ideas and knowledge are treasured. It is important to feel that there are others out there who are just as passionate about language learning and teaching as you are and encourage you to fulfil your dreams and strive to become the best you can be.

Judith Rifeser, educational practitioner in MFL & EAL and postgraduate research student, University of Roehampton.

Join your professional community

You’ve heard from our members about what they value most about ALL membership – now find out about member benefits and find out which of our membership packages best suits your situation, below.

Member benefits

 

Training and networking events in your local area

There are over 65 local ALL groups around the country, meeting regularly for training and networking sessions. Becoming an ALL member grants you access to member-only events as well as a discount on public events run by ALL groups. Being part of your local ALL group means you can exchange ideas and resources with fellow practitioners. Through spending time with colleagues from other contexts our members share support and encouragement.

Find your local group

Regular ideas, updates and inspiration

ALL members benefit from exclusive member-only communications throughout the year. Each week in term time our e-bulletin, ALLNet, delivers the latest news and developments in language teaching, along with events, competitions, links to new resources and more. Every term our members receive Languages Today magazine, packed with advice, case studies and ideas to boost your teaching practise and keep you at the top of your game. ALL members also benefit from online access to our flagship academic journal, the Language Learning Journal, and the Language Zones, showcasing the latest research in language teaching and learning.

Virtual support networks

We recognise that attending local events is not always possible, and so our members can support one another at any time or place through our online support networks. There are ALL member-only email fora for debate, discussion and sharing good practise, spanning specific languages and sectors. ALL also has vibrant publicly accessible communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Which membership category best suits my situation?

We offer a range of membership packages to suit our members at all stages of their career, across all sectors.
Click here to view our handy membership grid to compare packages and benefits, at a glance.

 

I’m a trainee teacher, student or NQT

If you’re a trainee teacher, student or in your NQT year, we offer a subsidised student membership package.

Join as a student member

I'm a languages teacher or independent consultant

Individual membership is the most popular membership package and is open to languages teachers, independent consultants, support staff, and everyone interested in language learning and teaching. Individual members benefit from voting rights and can be elected to committees.

If you work in an educational institution, group membership would enable all of your languages teaching colleagues to access the benefits of ALL membership and is cost-effective.

N.B.
 Group membership packages pertain to one school only. A language teacher or head of department will need to be the group contact.
This person will receive all communications (including invoices) related to the membership to their school email address  please do not supply personal email addresses.

Please note that no Group member benefits can be ‘taken with’ any teacher on departure from employment at that school.

Join as an individual member

Join as a group

I work in a primary school

ALL offer a discounted group membership package for primary schools. The primary group membership package enables all teaching staff involved in languages teaching in a single school to access support.

N.B. Group membership packages pertain to one school only. A language teacher will need to be the group contact.
This person will receive all communications (including invoices) related to the membership to their school email address – please do not supply personal email addresses.

Please note that no Group member benefits can be ‘taken with’ any teacher on departure from employment at that school.

Many of our members work at the primary level and join as an individual member so that they can continue to access member benefits when working across multiple schools.

Join as an individual member

Join as a primary group

I'm head of department

If you have two or more languages teaching staff, group membership could prove more cost-effective and would enable all of your languages teaching colleagues to access the benefits of ALL membership.

N.B. Group membership packages pertain to one school only. A language teacher or head of department will need to be the group contact.
This person will receive all communications (including invoices) related to the membership to their school email address – please do not supply personal email addresses.

Please note that no Group member benefits can be ‘taken with’ any teacher on departure from employment at that school.

Join as a group

I'm self-employed, a sole trader or start-up business

If you are a sole trader or small business providing resources, products, IT or travel services to schools or languages teachers, corporate membership of ALL is the cost-effective way to increase awareness of your products and services and to access industry and sector specific knowledge. We are grateful for the support of our corporate members and would be pleased to hear from you. You can find more information including an overview of the packages we offer and the ALL Media Pack on our corporate membership information pages.

Find out more about ALL Corporate Membership

I'm a member of ALL who has now retired

If you are aged 60 or over, and are retired, and have been an ALL member continuously for the past five years or more, then you are invited to apply for Senior membership. This type of membership offers key benefits for long-term ALL members who are now retired, at a reduced annual cost of £38. This type of membership is not available online. Subject to brief checks to confirm your eligibility, we hope you continue to enjoy the benefits of belonging to your professional community. Please contact the ALL office to apply.

Contact the ALL office

Become a member

We all have opinions and would like our concerns to be heard – ALL enables this and gives weight to our arguments.

Lisa Stevens

Primary language educator and consultant, Whitehouse Common Primary School and Welford Primary School

I will be a member of ALL as long as I continue in teaching (and probably much longer!) because the two go hand in hand. As an ALL member I am better informed, more discerning and critical, more supported and more enthusiastic in my job!

Dr Rachel Hawkes

Director of International Education and Research, Comberton Academy Trust

Gift Aid

If you are a UK resident and pay income tax through PAYE, when you apply for individual membership or student membership you can further support the work of ALL by making a Gift Aid declaration. More information about Gift Aid is given on the joining forms.

ALL is run by members, for members

We’d love you to join us and add your voice to ours.

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