Latest News

All the latest news from the world of languages and language teaching.

10 of the best novels set in India – that will take you there

  For 10 books set in India that will transport you there is nothing better that reading these Indian writers for richness, depth and authenticity. Featured in the Guardian find out more here: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jun/16/10-best-books-novels-set-in-india-indian-writers?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

To access this post, you must purchase membership.

read more

10 best books set in Japan – that will take you there

These 10 great novels carefully crafted by The Guardian – featuring Murakami and Murata – uncover the mystery of Japan in a way ‘documentarists about families living with robots’ never will. These books speak for a Japan that is often spoken for and about, and...

read more

Teacher Briefing 24: Language Trends 2020

Theme: Language Trends 2020   Background: The annual Language Trends report was published here in late June: https://www.britishcouncil.org/research-policy-insight/research-reports/language-trends-2020   Key messages: We have extracted here some of the key findings of interest to ALL Members. Some of the points are of relevance to individual institutions, although most are more widely systemic. Some of these issues […]

To access this post, you must purchase membership.

read more

Multilingualism in Wales

A new approach to language learning in Wales. The importance of celebrating and underlining the strength of home languages for many of our multilingual pupils. Pupils in Wales already have the opportunity of a bilingual foundation at nursery and primary level. Close...

read more

My favourite memories of Spain

Readers of The Guardian newspaper have shared their favourite holiday memories of Spain; from a day to remember in Santiago de Compostela, midnight fiestas in Granada through to sherry and shrimps in Cádiz and the stunning rocks in Andalucía.  Stunning images,...

read more

Calling All German Teachers!

  If you teach German, please note that ‘German as a Foreign Language World Wide – The 2020 survey on German as a Foreign Language’  in the world launched earlier this month. Please take a moment to complete the survey and share the following link with colleagues...

read more

Mother Tongue Other Tongue Poetry Competition

This year's Routes into Languages East Mother Tongue Other Tongue poetry competition is now open. It is aimed at encouraging school students whose first language wasn't English to share their Mother Tongue by remembering or creating poetry written in their 'Mother...

read more

Sacrebleu! It’s the Foreign Phrases Quiz!

Many wonderful foreign language phrases have permeated the English Language and we use them everyday, but do we know what they mean?  Quiz yourself, your loved ones and your learners on some almost everyday phrases and have a bit of fun too thanks to www.howstuffworks.com.  Start the quiz and see if you can score 10/10 […]

To access this post, you must purchase membership.

read more

Consultations

Responding as a community to issues which concern the teaching of languages.

Media centre

Press releases & open letters from the Association for Language Learning.

Pin It on Pinterest