Initiatives and Projects
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 much 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 from 2013-2015.
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 as well as on 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.
ELAPSE (primary and secondary)
The Language Magician (primary and secondary)
ALL Literature wiki (primary and secondary)
Project News & Updates
Around the world teachers are exploring the motivational impact on learning that can be stimulated by combining interesting and diverse subject content with learning another language. The developments take all sorts of forms, from small- to large-scale and involve a...
The ALL literature project wiki aims to support language learning through literary texts. Recent posts include songs (spring 2019) and culture (summer 2019). For autumn 2019, we have added Grammar emerging from authentic texts. Here, you can find ideas for...
Secondary colleagues will have heard previously of the award-winning Erasmus+ project THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN through ALLNet, but may not know of its usefulness in the Secondary phase. It is a game designed for Primary-age language learners which also produces data for...
The 2nd Biennial international conference Cross-curricular Language Learning: Putting CLIL into Practice took place at Sheffield Hallam University last weekend. The conference welcomed researchers, teachers and trainee teachers and teacher educators interested in...
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...
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,...