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Granta names world’s best young Spanish-language writers

List celebrating authors under-35 includes Cubans for first time and more authors of colour. A mystical murder story set to the rhythms of Inca ritual dancing, a tale of quotidian corruption in Equatorial Guinea, and a psychedelic musing on exile in outer space are...

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Madeleine Bedford – former President of ALL

Madeleine Bedford – former President of ALL   Members will be saddened to learn of the recent death of Madeleine Bedford after a lengthy illness. Madeleine was also an active member of NALA and for a long time the Languages Adviser in Hampshire, where she worked...

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Wonkhe: Modern languages are far from dead

Reports of the demise of Modern Languages are premature, says Andrea Wilczynski, Head of the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. But universities need to continue to innovate and adapt their programmes to changing demands. We often hear reports that...

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UKALTA

Meeting UKALTA at Language World 2021 Attending Language World Conference for the first time in 2021 was new member Professor Lynda Taylor, President of UKALTA. We welcome her, and asked her to tell us more about her Association. ‘UKALTA is the UK Association for...

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#CelebrateSpeaking

Express Yourself in Lockdown, Spring 2021   This year’s Celebration of Speaking is now over, but you can still take a / listen look at how people have celebrated by putting into Twitter Search #CelebrateSpeaking. You’ll find there some of the contributions to...

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MFL Teachers added to the Shortage Occupation list.

Modern Foreign Language teachers will have a greater opportunity to come to the UK following changes announced to immigration rules by the Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration. Rule changes have taken place to make it easier to recruit modern foreign language...

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Express Yourself in Lockdown

Express Yourself in Lockdown, Spring 2021   This year’s Celebration of Speaking is now over, but you can still take a / listen look at how people have celebrated by putting into Twitter Search #CelebrateSpeaking. You’ll find there some of the contributions to...

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