Our 2015 Teacher Award winners
In 2015, the awards of Primary Language Teacher of the Year and Secondary Language Teacher of the Year, were conferred at ALL's flagship conference, Language World, which took place at Newcastle University.
The award for Student Language Ambassador of the Year 2015 was conferred at the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee Final in Cambridgeshire.
Primary Language Teacher of the Year 2015
Catherine was nominated by Patricia Opalko, who said: "Catherine has reinvigorated the MFL curriculum by introducing new languages (Japanese, Latin and German)... attended training to introduce Latin to the primary curriculum... and is currently learning Japanese so that she can teach it to the children. Children enjoy learning about languages and different cultures, and look forward to their language lessons."
Catherine Rodrigues pictured with ALL's President (2014-2016), Rene Koglbauer, at the winner's award ceremony.
Secondary Language Teacher of the Year 2015
Natascia was nominated by Cherie Rogers, who said: "Natascia is more than willing to support learning outside of lesson time to give additional guidance and motivation. She is always ready to report home about good work and attitude, and is able to advise about a wealth of resources that can be used to enhance learning."
Natascia Servini and ALL's President (2014-2016), Rene Koglbauer, pictured at the awards ceremony.
Student Language Ambassador of the Year 2015
Liam was nominated by Project Manager Sophie Stewart, who stated: "Liam's ability to inspire shines through in the feedback received from both teachers and pupils. His particular strengths lay in the honesty of his approach and a superb understanding of his audience. In sharing his personal experiences of growing up in the North East, he is able to display a great deal of empathy for the diverse groups of pupils he encounters in his work."
Liam Innis, receiving his award from ALL's Past President, Rachel Hawkes, at the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee Final.
Read what our Primary Language Teacher of Year 2015 says about embarking on a multilingual journey with primary school pupils, in this article, first published in ALL's member magazine, Languages Today (Spring 2016, issue 22).