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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April 2019

#mfltwitterati Conference

April 27
Ashcome School, Ashcombe Road
Dorking, RH4 1LY
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A free event sponsored by Linguascope.  For further information, please explore the ALL London website.

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A Level French Masterclass

April 27 @ 09:00 - 12:00
Newcastle High School for Girls, Tankerville Terrace
Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3BA United Kingdom
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A Level French Masterclass IRP presentations and debate– with other regional schools. Pupils present their 2 minute IRP and other pupils come up with pertinent questions in the TL. There is no teacher preparation required.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jennie King (Newcastle High School for Girls) J.king@ncl.gdst.net

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Walpurgisnacht

April 30
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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.

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May 2019

Maibaumfest

May 1
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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.

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La Fete du Travail

May 1
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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.

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ALL Leeds Bradford Primary Hub Meeting

May 2 @ 16:30 - 17:30
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One event on May 2, 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 02 May 2019, 4:30 – 5:30pm Thursday 6 June 2019, 4:30 – 5:30pm For further information, please contact Vicky Cooke.

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ALL Brighton Primary Hub Meeting

May 8 @ 15:30 - 17:00

Bring a FL book, unit of work or fab activity to share! To join mailing list or register interest in advance, please email saravaughan@westdene.brighton-hove.sch.uk

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Europe Day

May 9
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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.

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ALL Essex and East Anglian Branch Conference

May 18 @ 09:30 - 14:00
Woodbridge School Suffolk, IP12 4JH + Google Map

The ALL Essex and East Anglian Branch would like to invite you to a special event - the Essex and East Anglian Conference incorporating the branch AGM.   A Language Kaleidoscope is the theme for the day and we are delighted to welcome Carol Hughes, Mary Pullen Deacon, Rebecca Nobes, Liliana Hurtado-Read, Lucia Verona and Claire Robinson as presenters. Further details including how to book can be found on the A Language Kaleidoscope.

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World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

21 May every year: The World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development gives us an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better. Why not try ‘Doing One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’, which encourages people and organizations from around the world to take concrete action to support diversity?

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* LRB Committee Meeting

May 21 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Linguascope Offices, 10F Printing House Yard
Hackney Road, London E2 7PR United Kingdom
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A Webinar with David Shanks: ‘Preparing for your NQT year’

May 23 @ 20:00 - 21:00
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For further details, please explore the ALL London website.

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June 2019

Personal invitation to meet THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN

June 5 @ 15:30 - 16:30

Personal invitation to meet THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN with introduction provided by Liz Black and Steven Fawkes, ALL representatives on the THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN team. St Peter’s school, Cleethorpes on 5th June 2019 from 3.30. All welcome - free of charge and relevant to teachers of any language in Key Stage 2. Please register in advance.

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The June Event

June 15
Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT
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Programme will include two of our all-time favourite speakers, Steven Fawkes (who will share ideas about using song in the classroom) and Dr Rachel Hawkes.  Making her début at ALL London event is the well known Catherine Cheater who will deliver a primary session. For further details. please explore the ALL London website.

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West Sussex Primary and Secondary Conference

June 19
University of Chichester, College Lane
Chichester, PO19 6PE United Kingdom
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Further details to follow.

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La Fête de la Musique

June 21
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of June, repeating indefinitely

Festival of Music For further information, see the Fête de la Musique page, our French Festivals Pinterest page, or find out more about important events, special days and festivals.

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2019 International Conference: Cross-curricular Language Learning

June 21 @ 09:00 - June 22 @ 17:00
Sheffield Institute of Education, Arundel Building, Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street
Sheffield, S1 1WB
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Focus: This event is aimed at researchers, teachers, trainee teachers and teacher educators. Sessions will cover talks and workshops led by practitioners from successful CLIL and immersion projects. Topics will include: The impact of CLIL and immersion techniques on pupils’ motivation and progress; CLIL pedagogy in EAL contexts Practical ideas for increasing cognitive challenge, motivation and engagement in the primary and secondary classroom How cross curricular learning can support pupils who will take England’s new language exams What we can…

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ALL Oxfordshire Summer Event and AGM

June 22 @ 10:30 - 14:30
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We are delighted to welcome Liz Black, David Shanks and Robert Woore as our speakers for the event. For further information and to purchase your ticket, please access Eventbrite using this link. ALL Members: £10, ALL Group Members: £25, Non-Members: £35 and Trainee teachers: Free Why not ask your CPD Coordinator about financing you to attend? Certificates of attendance will be provided.

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Webinar: Preparing for OFSTED

June 26 @ 20:00 - 21:00
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For further details including timings, please explore the event booking.

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July 2019

ALL’s Initial Teacher Education and Training group meeting

July 2 @ 11:00 - 15:00
York Saint John University York, YO31 7EX United Kingdom + Google Map

Agenda to follow. All interested are welcome.

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* LRB Committee Meeting

July 9 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Linguascope Offices, 10F Printing House Yard
Hackney Road, London E2 7PR United Kingdom
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17:30 - 19:00 Linguascope or 19:00 - 20:00 Webinar

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DEUTSCH in the DALES – Free event for teachers of German

July 13 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: The Chapel House, Great Fryupdale YO21 2AS Host: Liz Black Provisional programme speakers to include; Karl Pfeiffer Director Goethe-Institut London, Steven Fawkes ALL, Eva Lamb ALL, Ian Bloor, Sabine Uppard, amongst others. We can suggest reasonable Bed+breakfast accommodation locally. Please email Liz Black to express an interest in attending and if you would like to contribute to the Show and Tell by Friday June 28th.

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La Fête Nationale

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

Bastille Day A range of activities for la Fête Nationale can be found in the Francophonie area of the Language Zones.  Creative ideas can be found on our Pinterest board. Further information about festivals and fiestas in France and the French-speaking world.  

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August 2019

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of August, repeating indefinitely

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 9 August every year: Celebrating the lives of indigenous populations, and drawing attention to the discrimination and loss of rights they often face. You can find more information on the website of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted in September 2007. Further information can be found here.

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International Youth Day

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

International Youth Day 12 August every year: Celebrating the experiences and voices of young people. Set up in 2000, the United Nations visit the International Youth Day celebrates the experiences and voices of young people. Each Day has a different annual theme. Further information can be found here.

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September 2019

La Rentrée

September 5
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of September, repeating indefinitely

The return to school Activities for La Rentrée Further information about festivals and fiestas in France and the French-speaking world.

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Mein erster Schultag

September 5
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of September, repeating indefinitely

My first day of school Activities for Mein erster Schultag Further information about celebrations and festivals in Germany and the German-speaking world.

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International Literacy Day

September 8
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of September, repeating indefinitely

8 September every year: UNESCO celebrates International Literacy Day to remind the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning. For further information, visit the UN’s International Literacy Day and the UNESCO Literacy Programme websites, and view this UNESCO infographic about world literacy and why it is important. Further information can be found here.

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International Day of Peace

September 21
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of September, repeating indefinitely

International Day of Peace 21 September ever year: the International Day of Peace was brought into being by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide and thousands of organizations across the globe now actively observe Peace Day. Further information can be found here.

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European Day of Languages 2018

September 26
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of September, repeating indefinitely

European Day of Languages 2018 26 September every year: A day to celebrate languages and language learning – the European Day of Languages has been celebrated on 26 September every year since 2001. A range of events are organised across Europe. Find out more and download resources from the Council of Europe’s European Day of Languages website, and get more ideas from our themes section. ALLNE, Network for Languages North East and partners are once again organising the annual European Day of Languages Competition for…

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