ALL supports its members in sharing and developing professional experience through a range of national and international projects, and encourages active participation, so that members can pursue individual passions and bring their expertise and experience to bear.
Themes range from developments in approaches to language learning, the place of languages in the wider curriculum, the production of new resources to support teaching and learning and more!
Involvement in such projects is also enriching for the personal and professional development of ALL members.
ALL has undertaken numerous projects for the benefit of language teachers and their learners. Some of the projects we lead are grant-funded such as the high profile ALL Connect initiative which created training modules and wikis for teachers of KS2 and KS3 languages to get to grips with the new Programmes of Study (2014). This was funded through a two-year grant from the DfE.
ALL has also supported the FLAME initiative which has been a fantastic example of the power of interested members and volunteers coming together to develop and share approaches and resources to introduce and embed cross-curricular language learning (CLIL) within primary and secondary classrooms.
ALL also led the Language Futures initiative from 2015-18: the findings of a two-year research exercise into the impact of the Language Futures approach on learners’ achievement and motivation was presented in a keynote at Language World 2018.
Projects in partnership with ALL
ALL regularly works in partnership with other organisations with similar aims, such as European-funded initiatives, projects with other subject associations, cultural institutes and universities.
These are usually made possible through grant funding. ALL regularly seeks opportunities to source funding to develop and extend existing projects or to build on these to take them in a new direction based on the identified needs of language learners and teachers.
ALL Literature wiki
THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN
Primary French Project
Click, Connect, Learn
Project News & Updates
The Click, Connect, Learn fund is funded by Nesta and was launched in order to explore how digital technology could work to make volunteer tutoring more accessible. In 2017, Language Futures was announced as one of three organisations to receive a grant to model,...
In September, we received some fantastic news from the British Council - ALL is part of a successful KA2 ERASMUS + application and along with our partners has been awarded funding for the ELAPSE project. ELAPSE (Embedding Languages Across Primary and Secondary...
Language Futures is a highly personalised, innovative and creative approach to language teaching and learning suitable for both primary and secondary schools. It has been designed to foster deep learner engagement and enable pupils to take responsibility...
ALL was a partner in the Erasmus+ project “THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN” (2015-18) which developed an online game for the assessment of language skills at primary school level, now available free of charge to teachers who register here. The project produced: • A manual • A...
The Language Magician is almost ready to launch! Primary schools will soon be able to use the Language Magician to assess their pupils language learning. A recap of the aims of The Language Magician: The Language Magician’s main objective is to develop an online...
In the lead up to national Volunteers' Week (01 - 07 June), a Language Futures Teacher Taster session took place at Linton Village College on 24 May. This was a chance for Linton Village College to showcase the Language Futures approach which they have been running...