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Teacher Briefing: GCSE Languages 2021

Theme: GCSE Languages 2021 Background: OFQUAL was tasked by the Secretary of State with mitigating the impact of the pandemic on schooling in the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21. For Languages the major recommendation was to make the spoken language assessment an...

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Routes into Languages East 2020-21

All Routes into Languages East 2020/21 projects are now ready for registration and payment: Primary Bee (Y5 & 6) Spelling Bee (Y7) Translation Bee (Y8 & Y9) Language Leader Award (rec.Y9 & above) Languages Challenge (all) LinguaMaths (Y7) Having just...

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Plans to ban EU children travelling to the UK on ID cards “economically and culturally reckless”

Plans to ban EU children travelling to the UK on ID cards “economically and culturally reckless” · School exchange trips for UK children will be hit hard · UK face immediate loss of income and jobs for international English language schools · House of Lords amendment creates more secure travel alternative than the Government’s proposed […]

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MFL teachers on the shortage occupations list

ALL is pleased to inform you that following the joint efforts by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Foreign Languages, the Association for Language Learning, led by René Koglbauer-Franklin and Jane Harvey and other language organisations has once again led to another positive outcome.  The Migratory Advisory Committee have recommended that MFL teachers and […]

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European Day of Languages 2020: Quiz via TES Resources

If you want to play quizmaster or quizmistress give this five star quiz a go here at TES Resources for a bit of fun, cultural capital and competition, look no further than here for a quick free download.

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European Day of Languages 2020: SCILT

  Our colleagues at SCILT have collated a wealth of ideas for Primary and Secondary schools as well as parents and families to join in the languages fun safely.  For more details see here:https://scilt.org.uk/EuropeanDayofLanguages/tabid/5390/Default.aspx

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European Day of Languages 2020: Routes into Languages

  Schools in the West Midlands – our colleagues at Routes in to Languages have shared this exciting competition with us to promote, celebrate and raise awareness of European Day of Languages. For more details see here: https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/events/european-day-languages-poster-competition-2020

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Getting to know ALL’s President

Introducing Prof Kim Bower, ALL‘s President.  The President sits on the Association’s board of trustees, its Management Board, which comprises two elected Officers: Honorary Membership Officer and President and up to five invited Trustees.  Kim will assume the...

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Online Courses for Spanish Language Teachers in the UK and Ireland

Cursos de formación en línea para profesorado británico e irlandés de español (octubre-noviembre 2020)   El Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional de España ofrece plazas a profesorado británico e irlandés de español para cursos en línea que se desarrollarán entre octubre y noviembre de 2020 y que serán impartidos por la Universidad Internacional Menéndez […]

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The UK-German Tandem Challenge: Connect, Learn, Share

With the UK-German Tandem Challenge pupils can keep in touch with their German friend, tandem partner or host brother or sister while discovering each other’s cultures, having fun taking photos and educating others, too! How does it work? Partners discuss topics from...

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From Ofqual: RE: GCSE French/German Severe Grading

Dear Prof Koglbauer and Ms Harvey,   Thank you for your email to Sally Collier and Roger Taylor, and my apologies for the delay in responding to you. I am responding on their behalf.   Prior to the summer, we announced that we would make an adjustment to the...

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ALL: Severe grading – GCSE French and German 2020

As you are aware,  ALL wrote to OFQUAL on Monday to ask how the 2% adjustment to French and German GCSE results would be applied to Centre Assessment grades. We have had a reply which you can read here. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you two documents...

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