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ALL response to recent Edexcel AS qualification update

Edexcel has announced this week that AS qualifications in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Russian will be withdrawn and the final assessment opportunity will be summer 2020.  To access the recent announcement, please explore the Edexcel website. Jane...

Hong Kong Poet inspires Mandarin beginners

This term, Year 4 pupils at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich took part in the Southbank Centre’s ‘China Changing Festival’ schools’ poetry project with a workshop from Jennifer Wong, a renowned poet from Hong Kong. After listening to Ms Wong read some of her poems...

Erasmus+ Schools funding available for 2019

€36 million of Erasmus+ Schools funding is proposed in 2019 for UK schools and colleges providing general, vocational or technical education to pupils aged 3 – 18 years. This is an increase from €30 million in 2018. Funding for schools – apply now Interested in...

Languages Teacher Training Scholarship

In 2016, The Department for Education launched a new prestigious scholarship programme to support applicants wishing to train to be a modern foreign languages teacher in England, and successful Languages Teacher Training Scholars (LTTS) receive a scholarship of...

Response to Ofqual Announcement on A-level Severe Grading

Following the announcement from Ofqual on severe grading in A-level Modern Foreign Languages, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the Association for Language Learning (ALL), the Independent Schools Modern Languages Association (ISMLA) and the...

Tribute to Kathy Wicksteed

Kathy receiving her ALL Fellowship Award from ALL president Anna Lise Gordon at Language World 2017 The first time I met Kathy was in 1997 when we were both interviewed for the same job at Campion School in Northampton. Kathy looked very striking in a bright red suit...

ALL Corporate Member of the Month – Institut français

Explore upcoming events as well as a range of resources from ALL Corporate Member of the month, Institut français EVENTS: 9-11 November 2018 - Language Show Live Whether you’re a language teacher, professional, or just love languages, attend three inspirational days...

Click, Connect, Learn – online language mentoring

The Click, Connect, Learn fund is funded by Nesta and was launched in order to explore how digital technology could work to make volunteer tutoring more accessible. In 2017, Language Futures was announced as one of three organisations to receive a grant to model,...

Language Magician – project update

ALL was a partner in the Erasmus+ project “THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN” (2015-18) which developed an online game for the assessment of language skills at primary school level, now available free of charge to teachers who register here.  The project produced: • A manual • A...

NQTs at the heart of ALL – FREE publication for ALL NQT members

Nurturing yourself, personally and professionally Quality connections Time to grow as a MFL teacher Your career as a teacher has begun… This mini publication is designed to support you to become an outstanding MFL NQT with some suggestions that will set you well on...

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