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Brexit Update 15 March 2017

Podcast on the rights of UK citizens in the EU: Jon Henley, joined by Jane Golding and Jennifer Rankin discuss the rights of UK citizens living in other EU countries post-Brexit. Vocational training shake-up: Vocational training will receive an extra £500m a year in a...

Language World 2017 – calling all primary language teachers!

Are you a primary language teacher? If so we have the event for you – Language World 2017, running at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, from Friday 24- Saturday 25 March 2017. We have a fabulous Exhibition showcasing language products, services,...

Report on America’s Languages

This week sees the publication of a new report into languages in America “America’s Languages. Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century.” ALL’s Chair of Trustees, René Koglbauer, strongly recommends reading this and at the very least, the executive...

Brexit Update 02 March 2017

Statement regarding Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, released on 10 February by the President of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, (AGB), David Adger, along with representatives from a number of other UK learned societies concerned with linguistics...

Return to Teaching Programme

A second round of applications for the Returners Engagement Programme pilot in the north-west and south-east of England went live on Friday 27 January 2017. This programme is aimed at providing training and employment for former teachers wishing to return to the...

Languages Teacher Training Scholarships

Are you passionate about French, German or Spanish? If so, you could receive a languages scholarship of £27,500 to train as a languages teacher in a secondary school. As a language teacher you can continue to use your language every day. You can play a part in...

DfE Survey on Teacher Retention

Department for Education calls for an understanding of teacher retention with a survey aimed at ex-teachers. If you have left teaching in the state-funded sector in England, DfE would like to hear from you. They have created a survey which will take roughly 5 minutes...

Don’t delay – book your delegate place today!

ALL’s flagship annual conference awaits – Language World 2017! To get you in the mood for Language World 2017, we are encouraging you to take a look back at Language World 2016 before you book for this year’s conference. You will find we have...

Launch of Language Futures in Primary Schools

Broadening Language Provision and Creating Independent and Engaged Language Learners Language Futures is an exciting approach for schools interested in developing languages beyond the classroom. Its core purpose is to generate deep engagement with learning and to...

Language Futures – Building a Learning Community

A core feature of the Language Futures approach is Building a Learning Community  which champions the role of mentoring as a way to support language learning in schools. As part of the approach, students receive personalised support from language proficient mentors...

Review of Modern Foreign Language pedagogy in KS3 & KS4

In June 2016, the Teaching Schools Council (TSC) announced a review of modern foreign language pedagogy within secondary schools. The aim of the review was to produce an authoritative report on effective language pedagogy by Autumn 2016, drawing on the available...

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