Resources for secondary teachers

We hope the following articles provide some inspiration to try new ideas or look at a topic from a fresh perspective. If you are a secondary languages teacher and have some resources or an approach to share with others, then we are keen to hear from members with recommendations about other resources they use to good effect on a regular basis. Please contact info@all-languages.org.uk

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Strategies for teaching the new MFL GCSE

Please find below a range of resources shared very kindly by contributors at two events which took place at the ALL London and Northeast Branches in 2018   GCSE writing moderation ALLNE GCSE writing moderation booklet The writing moderation booklet includes...

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Celebrating the European Day of Languages 2018

European Day of Languages 2018: a few ideas you may find useful! European Day of Languages takes place each year on 26 September. Activities: Council of Europe's official European Day of Languages site: Includes quizzes, trivia, materials and games. SCILT European Day...

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Talking about Key Stage 2-3 Transition in MFL

Ease into transition with a complete set of resources to help support your pupils as they leave Key Stage 2 and make the transition into Key Stage 3. ALL Connect is ALL's CPD programme for teachers of languages at KS2 and KS3, which was introduced in September 2014,...

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#poundlandpedagogy – 10 of the best

Guest blog by Rebecca Harwood At Christmas time our Teaching & Learning team give us all a #poundlandpedagogy present to use in a lesson and report back on. My first thought was a reluctant one - “great, more work” but this was quickly followed by a light bulb...

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ALL encourages language teachers to ‘keep on reading’!

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) wants to encourage all language teachers to keep on reading. To this end ALL has published a number of article collections to pique your interest and give you a burst of inspiration. Our articles and publications are written...

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Keeping cool in the summer 2018 MFL GCSEs

Guest blog by Rebecca Harwood, Head of Languages. From the positive attention my recent “Keep Cool” display board generated on my departmental Twitter account, I am sure I am not the only teacher feeling ever so slightly anxious about her cohort’s summer 2018 MFL exam...

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day takes place on 21 February.  It was created by UNESCO to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage....

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La Chandeleur

The festival ‘La Chandeleur’ takes place in France on 2 February. Here is what you need to know: La Chandeleur, la fête des chandelles or la fête de la lumière is a religious festival in France  - a day when people get to eat a lot of crêpes!  There are various...

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Top tips for setting up your MFL classroom

Guest blog by Jonathan Robinson As we begin a new academic year, it is time to think afresh about how we utilise the classroom itself to maximise learning and student engagement in acquiring Modern Foreign Languages. A quick Google search will reveal many articles and...

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Sharing GCSE expertise!

Please find below a range of fantastic resources shared very kindly by contributors at the two recent GCSE events which took place at the London and NE Branches. Resources include: AQA Paper 2: Speaking conduct of the tests AQA specification Speaking the target...

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MFL GCSE 9-1: Sharing Expertise

Download materials from the ALL London Branch session on GCSE  - Note these materials are hosted on the ALL London branch microsite GCSE 9-1: Sharing ideas.  Part 1. View the recording here. GCSE 9-1 Part 1 uneditedTranscripts. (16 sides!) GCSE 9-1: Sharing Ideas. ...

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MFL GCSE 9-1: Sharing Expertise

Download materials from the recent session on GCSE transition covering the following topics:- Speaking, and preparation for the exam – photo task, role-play task, and general conversation Preparing for the writing exam – unprepared writing, translation into the target...

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Education Perfect Listening Comprehension Activities

Available for FREE to ALL Group Members Education Perfect have developed resources with over 300 extended listening comprehension activities across French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, Italian, Chinese and Maori, and want to offer ALL members complimentary...

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