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 Projects

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

Language Futures Research Study Findings

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...

Language Magician – project update

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 – almost ready to make magic!

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...

Language Futures Teacher Taster Session – a celebration of mentoring

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...

Launch of Language Futures in Primary Schools

Broadening Language Provision and Creating Independent and Engaged Language Learners Language Futures is an exciting approach for schools interested in developing languages beyond the classroom. Its core purpose is to generate deep engagement with learning and to...

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