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Upcoming ALL Elections

Upcoming ALL Elections

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...

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Live Language Learning Issues in the Media

Live Language Learning Issues in the Media

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...

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BBC Languages Survey

BBC Languages Survey

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...

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CLIL at Language World 2019

CLIL at Language World 2019

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...

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Consultation and ALL Representation

Consultation and ALL Representation

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 otherwise the Association may: promote improved...

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Speaking up for Languages – Language World 2019

Speaking up for Languages – Language World 2019

Language World, the Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event offers a packed programme from across the languages sector. - It's an exhibition: a large and varied exhibition showcasing the latest in language learning resources and support. -...

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ALL response to recent Edexcel AS qualification update

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...

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Hong Kong Poet inspires Mandarin beginners

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...

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Erasmus+ Schools funding available for 2019

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...

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