Language World 2005 was at the University of Kent at Canterbury, 01-03 July 2005.

ALL President Barry Jones emphasised “Creating Opportunities”, to enhance teaching & learning, through ICT, innovation, motivation and cross-curricular work.

LW2005The LW2005 Plenary speakers were Kate Green, Lid King, Peter Medgyes, Isabella Moore and Richard Johnstone.

The conference lasted for three days, with no major talks just a multitude of sessions that included the following:
• Smoothing the way – transition issues from KS2 to KS3, James Hegedus, Curriculum Leader for ML and Helen Kent, PMFL Co-ordinator;
• An alternative to GCSE: NVQ Language Units combined with ICT, Eva Lamb, Language College Director;
• Starting a lesser-taught language at your school, Sarah Theyer, Meadowhead School;
• Language learning strategies in action, Vee Harris, Goldsmiths College and Kate Scappaticci, St. Thomas More School; and
• Ways in which you can humanise your language textbook, Mario Rinvolucri, teacher trainer, writer and editor of ‘Humanising Language Teaching’.

In 2005 there was also a Motivation Conference preceeding Language World, and a presentation of the ‘Shoot-Out Challenge’ demonstrating a cross-curricular sports and language campaign in the lead up to the World Cup 2006, along with the Language World dinner, wine tasting and Collins drink reception.

Elsewhere, Live 8 concerts took place around the world to highlight the Make Poverty History campaign and the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London.

Click here to visit ALL London’s Language World 2005 page.

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