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.
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December 2018

* LRB Committee Meeting

December 11 @ 17:30 - 19:00
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17:30 - 19:00, followed by pizza!

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The New GCSE: Learning the Lessons

December 11 @ 17:30 - 19:00
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One event on November 21, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on December 11, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on January 15, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on January 21, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on February 12, 2019 at 5:30pm

King Edward VII School, Glessop Road Sheffield + Google Map

How did we do? How can we do even better? • 6 outstanding CPD sessions for one very competitive fee! • 6 outstanding speakers sharing a wealth of ideas! • No supply cover costs for your school! • Fresh ideas to use in your classroom the following day 13th November: AQA Feedback – Looking back to 2018 and forward to 2019 21st November: Implementing practical strategies to support grammar and vocabulary development 11th December: Developing confident speakers 15th January: Developing…

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International Migrants Day

December 18
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

18 December every year: Recognising the rights of migrants throughout the world. A United Nations day to recognise the rights of migrants throughout the world. Click here for further information, including facts and figures on migrants.

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Noël

December 25
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Christmas 25 December Further information: Christmas resources and French festivals on Pinterest

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Weihnachten

December 25
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Christmas 25 December Further information: Christmas resources and German Festivals on Pinterest.

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El Dia de Navidad

December 25
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Christmas Day 25 December Click here for Spanish Christmas resources and Spanish Festivals on Pinterest.

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El Dia de los Santos Inocentes

December 28
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Day of the Holy Innocents 28 December Click here for further information.

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Nochevieja

December 31
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

New Year’s Eve 31 December Click here for further information.

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January 2019

World Braille Day

January 4, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of January, repeating indefinitely

Celebrating the birthday of Louis Braille. World Braille Day commemorates the birth of Louis Braille – on 04 January 1809 in France. In 1829 he published his Method of Writing Words, Music, and Plain Song by Means of Dots, for Use by the Blind and Arranged by Them. Find out more about Louis Braille from the RNIB website., and from the Global Dimension website.

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La Fete des Rois

January 6, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of January, repeating indefinitely

Epiphany There is a special tradition in France that is celebrated the 1st Sunday of each New Year. The celebration is “La Fête des Rois” (Three Kings Day) and includes a king, a queen and a special cake. For further information, see our French Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals

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Sternsinger

January 6, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of January, repeating indefinitely

Epiphany Singers For further information, see our German Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals

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El Dia de Reyes

January 6, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of January, repeating indefinitely

Epiphany For further information, see our Spanish Festivals Pinterest page, or click here for more about important events, special days and festivals.

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ALL Oxfordshire – January Teaching and Learning Event

January 19, 2019 @ 10:30 - 14:30
Taylor Institution Library, Taylor Institution Library, St Giles'
Oxford, OX1 3NA United Kingdom
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Dear Colleague We would like to invite you to the ALL Oxfordshire Teaching and Learning event. This will take place on Saturday 19th January 2019 at The Taylor Institution Library, Oxford from 10.30am – 2.30pm. We are delighted to welcome Joe Dale, Paco Fernandez, Anne-Lise Gordon and Natasha Ryan as our speakers for the event. Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British…

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ALL London – The January Event

January 26, 2019
BFI, British Film Institute, Southbank
London, SE1 8XT United Kingdom
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Something for everyone: all key stages, all languages. Speakers include Karine Harrington (A Level), David Shanks and Helen Myers (GCSE), Nadine Chadier, Miriam Paridjanian, Cara Bleiman (Primary). Nick Mair will offer a session on preparing a CV for your first job. Optional: AGM and Show and Tell following the talks. For further details, please email.

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February 2019

La Chandeleur

February 2, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of February, repeating indefinitely

Candlemas The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is known in France la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière,* or jour des crêpes. For further information, see our French Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about the festival here.

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El Dia de la Amistad

February 14, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of February, repeating indefinitely

Friendship Day A day for celebrating friendship, celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years, particularly in Paraguay, where the first World Friendship Day – International Friendship Day was proposed in 1958. For further information, see our Spanish Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals.

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Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of February, repeating indefinitely

El Dia de San Valentin Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out our Pinterest boards for information, ideas and inspiration! French Festivals – German Festivals – Italian Festivals – Russian Festivals – Spanish Festivals – Ideas for Primary – Teaching Ideas More Than Half of People Learn Languages for Love: A Valentine’s study has discovered that a significant number of people learn a language to improve their attractiveness and impress a loved one.

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International Mother Language Day

February 21, 2019
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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.  

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

February 26, 2019 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Congress Centre, Central London, 28 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B3LS United Kingdom
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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…

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March 2019

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

March 2, 2019
Winterbourne International Academy, High Street
Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1JL
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A Saturday morning conference with a choice of workshops – keep up-to-date with the many changes to the world of languages. Keynote Speaker – Martine Pillette. Other speakers will be detailed on the full programme which will be circulated in November. Cost - Non members: £35; ALL Group members: £30; ALL Individual members: £25; Students: £18. Tickets will be available from the EventBrite website when the programme is finalised in November.

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* LRB Committee Meeting

March 5, 2019 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Linguascope Offices, 10F Printing House Yard
Hackney Road, London E2 7PR United Kingdom
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World Book Day

March 7, 2019
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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.

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

March 7, 2019 @ 20:00 - 21:00
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El Dia de San Jose/el Dia del Padre

March 19, 2019
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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.

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International Day of Happiness

March 20, 2019
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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.

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Journée Internationale de la Francophonie

March 20, 2019
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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.

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World Poetry Day

March 21, 2019
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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.

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ALL Leeds Bradford Primary Hub Meeting

March 21, 2019 @ 16:30 - 17:30
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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
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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.

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Language World 2019

March 22, 2019 @ 08:00 - March 23, 2019 @ 17:00
Imago, Holywell Park Conference Centre, Holywell Way, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR
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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,…

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April 2019

Poisson d’avril

April 1, 2019
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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.  

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