'Decolonise Secondary MFL Curriculum' Special Interest Group

This SIG will be concerned with bringing attention to the issues of race and racism in Secondary MFL and is underpinned by a conviction that urgent research and pedagogical intervention relating to these issues is needed. We fully subscribe to the notion that meaningful advancements in this area are only possible through collaborative working with experts with aligned values and we are currently approaching colleagues across the education system about joining us on this journey and sharing expertise with colleagues through this group!  

Through this SIG we hope to facilitate dialogue between MFL specialists in schools, universities, HE ITT institutions and publishing  in order to mobilise pedagogical advancements in decolonised curriculum development for positive practical impact on our students in our subject. 


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Race and Racism in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

Lisa Panford's article 'is published in ReflectED: St Mary’s Journal of Education ISSN 2046-6986

Volume 8, Number 1, May 2021, p. 1-12.

and is posted here with permission. 



The Open Accessible Summaries In Language Studies (OASIS) initiative aims to make research findings on language learning and teaching available and accessible to a wide audience.

OASIS summaries are one-page descriptions of research articles on language learning, language teaching, and multilingualism that have been published in peer-reviewed journals listed on the Social Science Citation Index or the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. The summaries provide information about the study’s goals, how it was conducted, and what was found, and are written in non-technical language. Where relevant, they also highlight findings that may be of particular interest to language educators, although the initiative is not solely aimed at research with immediate practical implications. The summaries are generally approved, and often (co-)written, by the author(s) of the original journal article.

Language teaching: learning from the past

The first package from the Language Teaching: Learning from the Past project is ready to trial. It deals with “Differentiation and diversity in language teaching”. Please follow this link to access the material https://www.nottingham.ac.uk//CLAS/Research/Modern-languages-research-groups/Learning-from-the-past/Language-Teaching-Learning-from-the-Past.aspx


Contact for feedback etc. is simon.coffey@kcl.ac.uk

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Dear Colleagues, In light of the rapidly changing circumstances and advice around Covid-19, the decision has been taken by ALL Management Board to cancel or postpone all events, workshops or seminars up to Easter 2020 (12th April 2020) with immediate effect. We will be in touch whether or not events can be reinstated after Easter nearer […]

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British Council Languages Teacher Training Scholars at Language World

British Council Languages Teacher Training Scholars at Language World

The Languages World conference was held on the 22nd and 23rd of March in the Holywell Park Conference Centre, at Loughborough University. British Council Languages Teacher Training Scholars had the opportunity to attend the second day of this event thanks to a...

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