Primary Events

Below is a list of all events that are relevant or suitable for Primary teachers. Some events are cultural or language related special days, some are ALL events or events run by external bodies involved in language teaching or learning.
Just click on the event to find out more details about each event.
Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

February 2019

International Mother Language Day

February 21
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of February, repeating indefinitely

Created by UNESCO to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.” Please find further information here.  

Find out more »

The Future of Modern Foreign Languages in Education Conference – ALL Partner Event

February 26 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Congress Centre, Central London, 28 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B3LS United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in education are on the verge of a crisis, with recent data from the Teaching Schools Council showing that less than half of secondary school pupils take a Modern Foreign Languages GCSE and less than one third achieve a good grade.  In February 2018, the DofE published statistics that showed that there is a shortage of around 31% of modern foreign languages teachers. The EBac (European baccalaureate) has driven up demand and a recent study by…

Find out more »

ALL Bristol Secondary Languages Hub

February 26 @ 16:30 - 17:30
Colston’s Girls School, Cheltenham Rd
Bristol, BS6 5RD
+ Google Map

GCSE Moderation Event. For further information, and to book, please explore the event link.  

Find out more »

Webinar: Developing a Mastery Approach for Success at GCSE

February 27
London Branch Logo

For further details including timings, please explore the ALL London website.

Find out more »

March 2019

ALL West of England Conference – ‘Next steps for ALL: Enriching the Curriculum

March 2 @ 09:00 - 13:30
Winterbourne International Academy, High Street
Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1JL
+ Google Map

Its finally here! Details of the ALL West of England’s branch March Conference. There are some superb workshop leaders and the fabulous Martine Pillette all coming to Bristol for our ‘Next Steps for ALL’ event. 2019 prices have been reduced from last year so we hope more of you can attend and be part of this superb morning. Of course the event is held in Bristol, not too far from Cribbs Causeway or Central Bristol should you wish to combine…

Find out more »

ALL Bristol Secondary Languages Hub

March 5 @ 16:30 - 17:30
Colston’s Girls School, Cheltenham Rd
Bristol, BS6 5RD
+ Google Map

A-level Moderation Event. For further information and to book, please explore the event link.

Find out more »

* LRB Committee Meeting

March 5 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Linguascope Offices, 10F Printing House Yard
Hackney Road, London E2 7PR United Kingdom
+ Google Map
London Branch Logo
Find out more »

World Book Day

March 7
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of March, repeating indefinitely

A day to celebrate the joys of books and reading. Find out more on the World Book Day website.

Find out more »

ALL Yorkshire Sixth Form Day

March 7 @ 09:30 - 15:45
Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building (12.2.05)
Sheffield,
+ Google Map

Our annual Sixth Form Days have become very popular over the years and both teachers and students have appreciated the quality of the workshops and lectures and the motivating impact of the foreign language film screenings. Our new format which combines all three languages on the same day means that we can help schools keep costs down and offer the event at fees that are affordable to participating students, well below what commercial providers charge for an intensive language day.…

Find out more »

A Webinar with David Shanks: ‘Pragmatic use of technology in MFL’

March 7 @ 20:00 - 21:00
London Branch Logo

For further details, please explore the ALL London website.

Find out more »

ALL Rugby Primary Languages Hub

March 11 @ 15:45 - 17:30
Ashlawn School, Ashlawn Road
Hilmorton, Rugby CV22 5ET
+ Google Map

Looking at memorisation strategies for primary languages, plus the usual ‘show & tell’ - please do being something (an idea or resource) to share with others. To book a place, please email Lou Smith louiselordsmith@gmail.com  

Find out more »

A-Level Event – Year 13 Spanish Masterclass

March 13 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Newcastle High School for Girls, Tankerville Terrace
Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3BA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Newcastle High School for Girls, in kind association, is informing ALLNE / NfLNE colleagues of events they have planned which might be of interest to teachers of A-level students. Year 13 Spanish Masterclass Feminism and Franco lecture with questions and answers sessions – led by Jennie King If you are interested in attending this event please contact Jennie King - J.king@ncl.gdst.net  

Find out more »

East Sussex ALL Primary Hub

March 14 @ 15:45 - 17:45
Hankham Primary School, Hankham Road
Pevensey, BN24 5AY
+ Google Map

Theme: Global Citizenship and language learning Location: Hankham Primary School For further information please contact Sarah Timlin

Find out more »

El Dia de San Jose/el Dia del Padre

March 19
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of March, repeating indefinitely

St Joseph’s Day/Father’s Day For further information, see our Spanish Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals.

Find out more »

International Day of Happiness

March 20
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of March, repeating indefinitely

To promote happiness as a universal goal and aspiration in the lives of human beings around the world. Further background can be found on the UN International Day of Happiness web page.

Find out more »

Journée Internationale de la Francophonie

March 20
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of March, repeating indefinitely

International Francophonie Day Journée internationale de la Francophonie is observed every March to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture.

Find out more »

World Poetry Day

March 21
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of March, repeating indefinitely

Celebrating poetry and the power of language. World Poetry Day supports linguistic diversity through poetic expression and offers endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities. Further information is available on the UN World Poetry Day web page.

Find out more »

ALL Leeds Bradford Primary Hub Meeting

March 21 @ 16:30 - 17:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 21, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on June 6, 2019 at 4:30pm

The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road
Leeds, LS17 8GS
+ Google Map

This academic year, the ALL Leeds Primary Hub will meet on the following dates: Thursday 6 December 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm Thursday 21 March 2019, 4:30 – 5:30pm Thursday 6 June 2019, 4:30 – 5:30pm For further information, please contact Vicky Cooke.

Find out more »

Language World 2019

March 22 @ 08:00 - March 23 @ 17:00
Imago, Holywell Park Conference Centre, Holywell Way, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR
+ Google Map

The Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event offers a packed programme with speakers from across the languages sector which attracts up to 250 participants a day, with a large number coming from primary and secondary schools. – It’s an exhibition: a large and varied exhibition showcasing the latest in language learning resources and support – It’s a real boost to your teaching: a great way to recharge your batteries – a two day shot of ideas, advice,…

Find out more »

A Level Event – Year 13 French Masterclass

March 28 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Newcastle High School for Girls, Tankerville Terrace
Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3BA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Newcastle High School for Girls, in kind association, is informing ALLNE / NfLNE colleagues of events they have planned which might be of interest to teachers of A-level students. Year 13 French Masterclass – Life in Les Banlieues lecture with questions and answers sessions - led by Greg Bignot If you are interested in attending this event please contact Jennie King - J.king@ncl.gdst.net  

Find out more »

April 2019

Poisson d’avril

April 1
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of April, repeating indefinitely

Further information about Poisson d’Avril can be found on the following websites: French today and French Wikipedia For art and craft ideas, head to our French Festivals Pinterest page.  

Find out more »

International Children’s Book Day

April 2
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of April, repeating indefinitely

02 April is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, and since 1967 International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on or around this day to inspire a love of reading and celebrate children’s books. Find out more on the International Children’s Book Day web pages, and view themes and posters from previous years.

Find out more »

ALL Consett & Gateshead Primary Hub

April 3 @ 16:15 - 17:30
St Mary’s RCVA Primary School, Pemberton Road
Blackhill, Consett DH8 8JD United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Theme: Post Language World: take aways from the annual conference. If you are attending Language World, please be prepared to share what you learnt; if you are not attending, come and learn from those who are! For more information on this event, or to book your attendance, please contact Nathalie Paris.  

Find out more »

Newcastle – A Level Spanish Masterclass

April 13 @ 09:00 - 12:00
Newcastle High School for Girls, Tankerville Terrace
Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3BA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Newcastle High School for Girls, in kind association, is informing ALLNE / NfLNE colleagues of events they have planned which might be of interest to teachers of A-level students. A Level Spanish Masterclass IRP presentations and debate – with other regional schools. Please book attendance -  max 30 pupils realistically in groups of 15 If visiting MFL teachers offer to support by chairing. The pupils present their 2 minute IRP and other pupils come up with pertinent questions in the…

Find out more »

mfltwitterati Conference #mfltwitterati. A free event sponsored by Linguascope

April 27
Ashcome School, Ashcombe Road
Dorking, RH4 1LY
+ Google Map
London Branch Logo

For further information, please explore the ALL London website.

Find out more »

Newcastle – A Level French Masterclass

April 27 @ 09:00 - 12:00
Newcastle High School for Girls, Tankerville Terrace
Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3BA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Newcastle High School for Girls, in kind association, is informing ALLNE / NfLNE colleagues of events they have planned which might be of interest to teachers of A-level students. A Level French Masterclass IRP presentations and debate– with other regional schools. Please book attendance -  max 30 pupils realistically in groups of 15 If visiting MFL teachers offer to support by chairing The pupils present their 2 minute IRP and other pupils come up with pertinent questions in the TL…

Find out more »

Walpurgisnacht

April 30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of April, repeating indefinitely

Walpurgis Night Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night) is the night from 30 April to 1 May. Legend has it that on this night, witches hold a festival on the Blocksberg mountain to await the arrival of spring. Find out more on the UK-German Connection website.

Find out more »

May 2019

Maibaumfest

May 1
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

May Day 01 May – Maibaumfest is the German festival that celebrates spring. A Maibaum is a maypole – a tall pole with lots of ribbons for dancing around. For further information, see our German Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals.

Find out more »

La Fete du Travail

May 1
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

Labour Day For further information, see ‘Je porte bonheur… vive le premier mai!’, our French Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals.

Find out more »

Europe Day

May 9
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

09 May every year: Celebrating the creation of the European Union. Europe Day commemorates 9 May 1950, when the ‘Schuman declaration’ proposed the creation of an organised Europe, to help maintain peaceful relations between European countries. Visit the European Commission website to find out more.

Find out more »
+ Export Events

Language World

Language World is ALL’s national conference for teachers of languages. Join your subject community to celebrate language teaching and learning!

Join ALL

Join the Association for Language Learning, and find out more about your professional community

Getting involved

ALL supports and represents different groups of language teachers in the UK, with the help of volunteers around the country.

Pin It on Pinterest