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The annual German Teacher Award and the ‘Sommerfest der deutschen Sprache’ pay tribute to and recognise the best and most committed champions of German in primary and secondary schools across the UK. This year's ‘Sommerfest’ was attended by over 250 teachers and...read more
Sean Harford HMI (National director, education, Ofsted) says studying modern foreign languages is an essential part of a broad, balanced curriculum. Read the article in this week's Guardian.read more
Language Trends is an annual survey of primary and secondary schools in England, designed to gather information about the current situation for language teaching and learning. Its aims are to assess the impact of policy measures in relation to languages and to analyse...read more
The LinguaChef Prize will be awarded to the person who uploads the best language learning recipe using the Linguacuisine recipe author software during the period 14 June to 31 August 2019. The prize consists of a payment of £200 plus a LinguaChef Gold Certificate....read more
On behalf of the Management Board and the Trustees, I am delighted to announce that Dr Kim Bower will take up her role as President Elect in September 2019. Kim is a principal lecturer at the Sheffield Institute of Education, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Eduction...read more
The 2nd Biennial international conference Cross-curricular Language Learning: Putting CLIL into Practice took place at Sheffield Hallam University last weekend. The conference welcomed researchers, teachers and trainee teachers and teacher educators interested in...read more
With the summer holidays fast approaching, there is no better time to prepare yourself for a great start to next term by securing a place at the National Modern Foreign Languages Conference. With our own ALL President Jane Harvey and Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (DfE Minister...read more
Department for Education Blog for teachers, by teachers. Covering everything from reducing workload to pupil premium, school leadership and pupil wellbeing. Recently added is Ryan's Teacher Effect story - by helping his pupils to see language in context, Ryan showed...read more
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SET UP A STUDENT EXCHANGE VISIT BUT DON’T YET HAVE A PARTNER SCHOOL? For schools looking for a partner school, the British Council has arranged seminars in China, France, Germany and Spain in the autumn term 2019, to allow schools to set up a...read more
Who: Teachers of Modern Languages (of pupils aged 16-19). What: Partner finding and CPD with an international focus. Teachers will share best practice and approaches to language teaching and learning with other teachers from six different countries with the aim of...read more
The ALL Council is chaired by the President of the Association. It is composed of twelve ALL members, who are elected from the membership and serve for a period of three years. ALL's elected Officers, and at least one Invited Trustee, who all serve on the Board of...read more
The new Ofsted EIF (Education Inspection Framework) has been published. The Framework is a considerable size (around 100 pages) and is detailed. The extracts contained in this Briefing do not represent the totality of its content by any means. An article based on a...read more
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