Language World 1999 “Raising Standards” revisited the University of York, 26-28 March 1999.

ALL President Peter Downes explained: “(this) is an opportunity for classroom teachers… to refresh themselves with good ideas’.

LW1999Plenary speakers were: Ralph Tabberer, Senior Educational Adviser, Standards and Effectiveness Unit, DfEE; Aln Moys, Secretary to the Inquiry and President of the National Association of Language Advisers (NALA); and Chris Maynard, Principal Subject Officer for MFL, QCA.

Sessions included:
• Language teaching and false noses, John Trafford, Director of Initial Teacher Education, University of Sheffield;
• Imaginative use of foreign language assistants, Hans-Joachim Fuhrig, Goethe-Institut, London;
• What support do NQT/PGCEs want from Language World and ALL? Brigitte Boyce, Director, ALL;
• Beginners Internet; and
• Year 9 without tears, Martine Pillette, Educational Consultant.

Almodovar’s ‘All About My Mother’ won an Academy Award, the first elections to the Welsh National Assembly were held, and Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first people to circumnavigate Earth in a hot air balloon.

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