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An update from: Oak National Academy

Oak is changing.    As you know Oak National Academy came about over a very short timescale during the 2020 Easter holiday  as a coming together of teachers, schools and academy trusts. They had the vision, and some capacity, to pull together a fully functioning...

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An update from: Oak National Academy

Oak is changing.    As you know Oak National Academy came about over a very short timescale during the 2020 Easter holiday  as a coming together of teachers, schools and academy trusts. They had the vision, and some capacity, to pull together a fully functioning...

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News: Language Learning in Britain (The Conversation)

We are pleased to signpost a couple of articles that have appeared recently in The Conversation, and which make a strong case for the value of language learning, intercultural education and international mobility. ‘The UK is poorer without Erasmus – it’s time to...

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News: AI and the Value of Language Learning

UCFL’s Chair, Professor Emma Cayley, recently joined colleagues across the sector to comment on current challenges and initiatives to promote languages learning, particularly in the context of perceived threats or opportunities raised by AI.  Their comments feature in...

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New on the ALL website (April 2024)

New on the ALL website (April 2024)   The website is regularly refreshed with content contributed  by ALL Council , ALL members, volunteers, cultural partners, corporate members and others.   In April 2024 you might want to have a scroll through :...

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Going from “have to” to “want to”

…when I’m thinking about HOW to teach some required content, the question I try to keep in mind to guide me is “why would they want to do that?” In this article, I will focus on how we can create engaging writing tasks that intrinsically motivate students… Please click here to read the full article.

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UCL: Preserving endangered languages as 3D shapes

Preserving endangered languages as 3D shapes by University College London 3D printed objects from English (left) and Tariana (right) prototypes (above). Credit: Mike Lucibella Half of the world's languages are endangered and more than a thousand are expected to be...

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“My Native Language Doesn’t Have The Word For It”

35 People Share What Words In Foreign Languages They Absolutely Love Using Every language boasts words that are one of a kind. While certain ones are easier to pronounce, others might make a foreigner sound like Pink Panther trying to buy a dam-burrr-gheur. Some,...

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