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Collins GEM School Dictionaries are the ideal handy reference for secondary school students looking for a French, Spanish or German dictionary that is modern, up-to-date and easy to use. Especially designed for KS3 school students, they are ideal for use in the...read more
The British Council's Vicky Gough’s Last Word article in Languages Today (January 2019) outlined issues affecting the traditional School Exchange (and Study Visits) in some sectors and some, but not all, parts of the country. Since then there have been developments...read more
OWRI is the Open World Research Initiative, funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council). It aims ‘to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language's power to shape how we live and make our worlds.’ There are four projects:...read more
The Languages World conference was held on the 22nd and 23rd of March in the Holywell Park Conference Centre, at Loughborough University. British Council Languages Teacher Training Scholars had the opportunity to attend the second day of this event thanks to a...read more
Our annual conference Language World took place on 22-23 March 2019. Thank you again to all our delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for attending and making it a success once again this year. You can now access the session presentations and explore the conference...read more
ALL’s Council has twelve members who are elected for a three year term. The Council’s role is: • to discuss and Inform the Association's policies and strategies • to contribute to the future development of the Association • to consider proposals for new activities and...read more
Response to the Welsh Government’s Consultation Document “Our National mission. A transformational Curriculum”
The Association of Language Learning (ALL) and the National Association of Language Advisers (NALA) are extremely concerned by the proposal in the consultation document “Our National mission. A transformational Curriculum” to give discretion to Schools on the...read more
PowerLanguage courses have been supporting teachers in Scotland since 2016. Most primary practitioners teach at least one additional language as part of the Scottish Government 1+2 policy for languages. Courses for Primary Teachers in French and Spanish: Stimulating...read more
Background: A considerable number of advisory documents, reports, campaigns and recommendations have emerged in the public domain in the last few weeks, many of them with input from ALL members. This Briefing (necessarily longer than usual) provides a few selected...read more
The conclusions of the survey of language learning in UK schools published by the BBC on February 27 2019 emphasise the importance of the work done by the Association for Language Learning (ALL) both in speaking up for languages and their importance to our national...read more
At this year's Language World conference, there will be a focus on CLIL. On Friday, there will be The thrill of CLIL! with Nadine Chadier. At St Jérôme Bilingual Primary where Nadine works, KS1 pupils learn Geography, Art and P.E. with embedded ICT through all...read more
ALL Briefing No. 6 Date : February 2019 Background: The relevant section of ALL’s constitution says ……. The Association is established to promote and support the learning and teaching of natural languages. In furtherance of the above object but not further or...read more
Responding as a community to issues which concern the teaching of languages.
Press releases & open letters from the Association for Language Learning.