Advice and guidance for secondary languages
Support for secondary teaching
ALL offers advice, information, guidance, publications and peer-to-peer support, alongside access to CPD events through its professional networks around the country
For updates on Changes to GCSE French, German and Spanish for 2024 teaching please visit the STALL section here and look for the title 'Changes to GCSE French, German and Spanish for 2024 teaching'.
Research summaries from OASIS
OASIS holds about 1,500 one-page summaries written in non-technical language - all summaries are freely available, and new summaries arrive every week.
The summaries cover a very wide range of topics including:
multilingualism computer-assisted language learning feedback
CLIL assessment classroom teaching
language policy language learning theories motivation
self-efficacy language learning across the lifespan teacher identity
neurolinguistics heritage, home, and community languages and many more!
OASIS also holds summaries of large systematic reviews of whole areas of research.
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Information to inform curriculum planning
Ofsted's Key Stage 3 - the wasted years?
Ofsted survey report published in September 2015 investigating whether Key Stage 3 is providing pupils with sufficient breadth and challenge.
Please click here for full details.
Implementing the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
The EBacc comprises the core academic subjects that the vast majority of young people should have the opportunity to study to age 16. To enter the EBacc, pupils must take up to eight GCSEs across five subject ‘pillars’.
Teaching Schools Council Modern Languages Pedagogy Review
- Read A review of modern foreign languages teaching practice in Key Stage 3 and 4 (published by the Teaching Schools Council 2016)
- Read a follow-up piece What is the future for languages? by Ian Bauckham, leader of the TSC review of MFL pedagogy here.
Language Trends Survey
The annual Language Trends report is a survey of primary and secondary schools in England, designed to gather information about the current situation for language teaching and learning. Explore the Language Trends 2022.