Primary Events

Below is a list of all events that are relevant or suitable for Primary teachers. Some events are cultural or language related special days, some are ALL events or events run by external bodies involved in language teaching or learning.
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September 2019

La Rentrée

September 5
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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on of September, repeating indefinitely

The return to school Activities for La Rentrée Further information about festivals and fiestas in France and the French-speaking world.

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Mein erster Schultag

September 5
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My first day of school Activities for Mein erster Schultag Further information about celebrations and festivals in Germany and the German-speaking world.

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International Literacy Day

September 8
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8 September every year: UNESCO celebrates International Literacy Day to remind the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning. For further information, visit the UN’s International Literacy Day and the UNESCO Literacy Programme websites, and view this UNESCO infographic about world literacy and why it is important. Further information can be found here.

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Deutsch Lehren Lernen

September 14 @ 10:00 - 17:00

The Goethe-Institut offers the unique teacher training course DLL (Deutsch Lehren Lernen) Modul 5 “Lernmaterialien und Medien” which incorporates the principle of professional development through collaborative action research. Teachers of German can: enhance their current language and communication skills and competencies broaden their understanding of MFL pedagogy learn how to evaluate the quality of books and teaching materials they set in the classroom and how to devise effective teaching materials to support the interaction between teacher and students understand the strategies…

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International Day of Peace

September 21
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International Day of Peace 21 September ever year: the International Day of Peace was brought into being by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide and thousands of organizations across the globe now actively observe Peace Day. Further information can be found here.

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European Day of Languages 2018

September 26
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European Day of Languages 2018 26 September every year: A day to celebrate languages and language learning – the European Day of Languages has been celebrated on 26 September every year since 2001. A range of events are organised across Europe. Find out more and download resources from the Council of Europe’s European Day of Languages website, and get more ideas from our themes section. ALLNE, Network for Languages North East and partners are once again organising the annual European Day of Languages Competition for…

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October 2019

Tag der deutschen Einheit

October 3
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German Unity Day 03 October every year: The day of German unity (Tag der deutschen Einheit) is a nationwide public holiday marking the official reunification of Germany in 1990. Find out more on the UK German Connection website.

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ALL East Sussex Primary Hub Meeting

October 3 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Hankham Primary School, Hankham Road
Pevensey, BN24 5AY
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Focus will be on using etwinning to engage learners.  For further information, please contact Sarah Timlin.

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German Teachers’ Day

October 4 @ 09:00 - 16:30

Sign up now for the Goethe-Institut German Teachers' Day! This day is aimed at secondary school teachers and will include seminars, advice and tools for German teaching as well as providing an excellent networking opportunity.  The content of the workshops and presentations will focus on teaching literature at A-level, motivating your students as well as news and offers from the Goethe-Institut.  Travel allowances available.  For further information, please explore the Goethe-Institut website.

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French Teachers’ Day

October 5
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The next French Teachers' Day at the Institut francais will take place on Saturday 5th October 2019. Registrations are not yet open, but you can register your interest in advance by contacting alix.le-fessant@diplomatie.gouv.fr  

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World Teachers’ Day

October 5
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World Teachers’ Day 05 October every year: To celebrate the unique and vital role of teachers, in every country and continent of the world. For further information, visit the UNESCO website and the World Teachers’ Day website.​

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La Nuit Blanche

October 5 @ 19:00 - October 6 @ 07:00
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Cultural festival (White night) First Saturday in October: every year from 7pm ’til 7am on the first Saturday in October, Paris blossoms into a fantastic harvest of art, music and theatrical events. Find out more here.

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La Fiesta Nacional

October 12
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Spain’s National Day 12 October every year: The National Day of Spain, also known as Día de la Hispanidad, is celebrated on October 12. Find out more here and here.​

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National Modern Foreign Languages Conference

October 15 @ 09:00 - 17:00

The National Modern Foreign Languages Conference 2019 will assess the latest best practice methods and strategies to enhance MFL teaching provision and improve attainment for all MFL pupils. The welcome address will be delivered by Jane Harvey, President of the Association for Language Learning. For further details, please explore the event website.

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Global Learning in the Curriculum

October 18

The Council for Subject Associations and the British Council are working in partnership to highlight, explore and develop global learning in the curriculum. This phase of the collaboration will culminate in a unique conference on Friday 18 October 2019. We will share knowledge about global learning and explore how it can be taught within and across multiple subject disciplines in a range of case studies, including examples from the Geographical Association, the Design and Technology Association, as well as leading practitioners. There will be plenty of…

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All Hampshire Primary Hub Meeting

October 23 @ 16:30 - 18:00
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One event on February 12, 2020 at 16:30

One event on June 10, 2020 at 16:30

University of Winchester, Sparkford Road
Winchester, SO22 4NR United Kingdom
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For further information, please contact Marnie Seymour.

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November 2019

ISMLA French Day

Further details to be added in September 2019.

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ALL Southern Primary Languages Show

November 9 @ 08:30 - 15:00

Further details including a full agenda will be added over the summer.  Please follow this link to book a place. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter: www.facebook.com/southernplshow @southernplshow #ALLspls19 If you would like to delver a session at the conference, please follow this link for further information.  You can also email southernplshow@gmail.com

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World Science Day for Peace & Development

November 10
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10 November every year: the objectives of World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) are to strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies; to promote national and international solidarity for a shared science between countries; to renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies; and to draw attention to the challenges faced by science and raise support for the scientific endeavour. Further information is available on the UN World…

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Martinstag

November 11
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St Martin’s Day St. Martin’s Day (Martinstag) on November 11 is a religious observance in Germany that is particularly popular with children – it is dedicated to St. Martin of Tours and celebrates modesty and altruism. Click here for further information and resources. Find teaching ideas and activities here. 

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Armistice Day

November 11
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11 November every year: Armistice Day, also known as Poppy Day or Remembrance Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since World War I (1914-1918). It is observed on 11 November because World War I ended on that date in 1918. Further information and resources can be found here.

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Language Show

November 15 @ 10:00 - November 17 @ 18:00

Now in its 31st year, Europe’s largest language event returns to Olympia in 2019 and offers outstanding talks, classes and features.  The show offers the latest products and resources, ways to learn and ways to teach as well as fun and entertainment; 80 free seminars 100 exhibitors taster classes in 20 languages dedicated programme for teachers resources, tools and technology book publishers and online providers the best ways to learn a language music and dance free admission, talks and classes…

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International Day for Tolerance

November 16
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16 November every year: Encouraging respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples. Find out more on the UN Website or the UNESCO Promoting Tolerance web page.

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Universal Children’s Day

November 20
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20 November marks the day in which the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. Universal Children’s Day acknowledges the importance of actively promoting the welfare of the world’s children. Further information can be found on the Global Dimension website.

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December 2019

ALL East Sussex Primary Hub Meeting

December 5 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Hankham Primary School, Hankham Road
Pevensey, BN24 5AY
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The focus will be on creating and promoting a multilingual culture in school.  For further information, please contact Sarah Timlin.

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Nikolaustag

December 6
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St Nicholas’ Day 06 December Further information: Christmas resources, Voyage Kids website and German Festivals on Pinterest.

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International Migrants Day

December 18
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18 December every year: Recognising the rights of migrants throughout the world. A United Nations day to recognise the rights of migrants throughout the world. Click here for further information, including facts and figures on migrants.

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Noël

December 25
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Christmas 25 December Further information: Christmas resources and French festivals on Pinterest

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Weihnachten

December 25
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Christmas 25 December Further information: Christmas resources and German Festivals on Pinterest.

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El Dia de Navidad

December 25
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Christmas Day 25 December Click here for Spanish Christmas resources and Spanish Festivals on Pinterest.

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