ALL for primary teachers

ALL has a special membership rate for primary schools costing just £50 a year. Primary group membership enables all teaching staff involved in primary languages at a single school to receive full access to the Language Learning Journal, the ALL Language Zones, termly copies of Languages Today magazine and the weekly e-bulletin ALLNet.

As a primary group member, you will receive a school membership card which you can take to local ALL events as proof of membership. You and your colleagues will also benefit from a discount on attending the Language World annual conference. You can find out more about joining here.

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What we offer for ALL members:

Primary Hubs

Local groups across the country offering training and support.

Languages Today

Practical ideas and content for primary teachers through our termly magazine, Languages Today.

ALLNet

Weekly news and updates with our e-newsletter, ALLNet.

Events

Low cost networking and CPD events across the country.

Language Zones

An entirely interactive and interconnected archive on language teaching practice.

Competitions

Discover challenges and competitions for your learners

Become a member

We have a range of packages available to suit your situation, and all include a host of benefits.

Primary Special Interest Group (SIG)

ALL has a special interest group on primary education, to support teachers (and thereby learners), share in local and national events and publications, give teachers a national voice, and bring people together. To get more involved in this online group, or to tell us what you, as a primary practitioner, would like ALL to provide, please get in touch.

Primary Steering Group

The Primary Steering Group meets physically, when necessary, to review and to take significant matters forward. It consists of about ten invited people, identified by reason of geographical distribution, representation of different languages and areas of expertise.

Observers from cultural institutions are also invited to the Steering Group meetings. Members of the Steering Group contribute to the termly roadshow created to support Primary Hubs (on the right).

The Steering Group also makes recommendations virtually in between meetings, to approve, for instance, the establishment of new primary hubs, or advise on websites, publications or blogs with a primary languages focus.

The group also refers matters for discussion onto ALL’s governance functions, the ALL Council and Management Board.

Branch & Network and Primary Hub Roadshows

The Roadshows are presentations to update local groups on news from ALL, events and projects of interest, along with sector news and resources of interest. Local ALL groups can access the presentations to share with their local group attendees.

Research links

The Language Learning Journal: If you are a head teacher or Primary Languages Co-ordinator you may be interested in two Special Issues of ALL’s academic journal, the Language Learning Journal:

  • Foreign Languages in Primary Schools Part 1 – Volume 37, Issue 2 July 2009: here you will find articles on a Discovering Language project, developing reading strategies in primary learners of French, creating the conditions for success, progression and assessment, the Brighton and Hove Pathfinder, motivation across the KS2/KS3 transition, and the educational aims of primary language teaching.
  • Foreign Languages In Primary Schools Part 2 – Volume 38, Issue 2 July 2010: with reports on languages in Scotland and in Northern Ireland, a multilingual project, Assessment for Learning, English as a foreign Language teaching in Turkey, and two articles on video conferencing.

News for Primary teachers

Live Language Learning Issues in the Media

ALL Briefing No. 7                                           Date: March 2019 Theme: Live Language learning issues in the media Background: A considerable number of advisory documents, reports, campaigns and recommendations have emerged in the public domain in the...

Speaking up for Languages – Language World 2019

Language World, the Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event offers a packed programme from across the languages sector. - It's an exhibition: a large and varied exhibition showcasing the latest in language learning resources and support. -...

What we offer to everyone:

ALL Connect

Free training materials for KS2 teachers through our ALL Connect programme.

Projects

Explore our range of national and international projects for teachers.

Email fora

Anyone who is teaching languages in the primary sector can also join Primary Languages, ALL’s email discussion group.

Resources

Find resources for teaching languages for teachers, language coordinators and head teachers in primary schools.

Advice & guidance

Find advice and guidance on teaching languages for teachers, language coordinators and head teachers in primary schools.

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