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An update from: Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy came about over a very short timescale during the Easter holiday as a spontaneous coming together of a number of academy trusts around the country in response to the growing awareness that during the ongoing lockdown period many schools would...

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10 of the best novels about Spain

Are you longing to travel to Spain again? Many of us are!  Thanks to an article in The Guardian you can be transported from your own home through 10 fantastic novels which traverse 'Spain's varied landscapes, languages, culture and cuisine'. Enjoy.  Read more here.

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UK International Cities

At a time when Language learning and cultural diversity in England are again under pressure it is nice to hear of projects that are championing an international ethos for personal, social and economic purposes. The city of Newcastle has set up International Newcastle...

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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts - Submission Open The next International German Teacher Conference (IDT2021) will take place in Summer 2021 in Vienna, Austria. The call for abstracts is open from 1st April until 15th September 2020 so please do get thinking about what you could...

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Know an outstanding German Teacher?

Nominations for the 17th Annual German Teacher Award are open, again but are closing soon! Our wonderful colleagues at the German Embassy in London have extended their deadline to nominate your outstanding German Teacher!  Exciting!  So a reminder of what you need to...

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Free Spanish Workshops

  The Education and MFL Advisers at the Consejería de Educación (The Spanish Embassy Education Office in UK and in Ireland) together with Extenda, the Andalusian Promotion Agency have developed 8 free workshops for Spanish Teachers, starting on May 12th until...

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Esprit de Fraternité / Sororité

ALL has a new friend in an organisation called Francophonia, based in Nice, whose mission is to support teachers of French as a foreign language (FLE) around the world in a spirit of solidarité. In normal times the Francophonia team organises and runs live training...

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The Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry

Those of us who were at Language World earlier this year will remember the inspiring keynote talk by Charlotte Ryland, from the Translation Exchange and the Stephen Spender Trust. She really enthused the audience with the creative teaching possibilities of poetry...

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Calling all Year 13 teachers and their students

Professor Claire Gorrara, one of our inspirational speakers at Language World 2020, spoke to the conference direct from Cardiff University about the language mentoring project which started in Wales and is now available to schools in England through the Languages...

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Good News!

I just wanted to get in touch with you to say a huge thank you to ALL, ALLNE staff and volunteers especially Steven Fawkes and René Koglbauer-Franklin for the incredible support we have been receiving as we develop our Newcastle City of Languages initiative. In terms...

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APPGMFL responds to Ofqual’s consultation

As you are aware the Ofqual consultation on arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020 closed recently.  Please see the The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages (APPG MFL)  response here. APPFMFLtoOfqual27.04.20

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