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Is the UK Language Rich?

Is the UK Language Rich?

Hundreds of languages in one place does not necessarily constitute multiculturalism – language learning is still critical for the future of the multilingual city. About the author: Lid King established The Languages Company in 2008 in order to support the National...
How to… plan cross-curricular language links

How to… plan cross-curricular language links

Liz Black shares some tips for stretching languages across the entire curriculum, to reinforce thinking and analysis, and argues for a holistic approach to planning.   About the author: Liz has taught languages in both primary and secondary schools for over 30...
Resilience

Resilience

How can we support and nurture resilience in language teachers? About the author: Anne Lise Gordon is President of ALL and has a range of experience in languages – as a teacher and Head of Department, a local authority advisor and an ITT tutor. Her doctoral research...
Focus on assessment in Key Stage 2

Focus on assessment in Key Stage 2

With no specific guidelines on assessment, how should we be assessing pupil progress at Key Stage 2? There are plenty of options. Since September 2014, the National Curriculum requires pupils and teachers to focus on making “substantial progress in at least one modern...
How to… put on a performance based languages event.

How to… put on a performance based languages event.

Performance based language events engage students and help them gain confidence.  Inspiration is taken from two examples: Creative competition at Love Languages and pushing the limits of language at Dulwich Linguistic. Purchase this article from our online shop for...
Action Research

Action Research

Jane Jones and a supporting line up of authors outline why student teachers are well placed to undertake Action Research. The complexities of the classroom and of teaching and learning lend themselves readily to teacher research activity. Teachers, as inquisitive,...

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