Language World 2017
24-25 March 2017
East Midlands Conference Centre
Language World is the annual conference and CPD event of the Association for Language Learning which attracts up to 250 delegates a day – and this year we are in Nottingham!
Our theme is Progress for ALL:Progression in the teaching and learning of languages is a priority for all teachers and ALL as a professional association as we respond to significant curriculum changes and developments at all levels. Progress for ALL is a deliberately broad title, as we aim to serve the needs of all conference delegates. For example, we are including sessions on promoting progress in all aspects of pupils’ learning of languages, ensuring progression in curriculum planning, sustaining progress in curriculum leadership and celebrating progress in building a culture of language learning in a school.
Language World Sponsors
With grateful thanks to our fantastic sponsors, who make the Language World Conference the success that it is.
GOLD SPONSOR: Sanako
Sanako sponsor the Conference Dinner on Friday 24 March 2017, where this year they will showcase their new resource and highlight a fabulous opportunity for diners and Language World delegates which will be a lovely post-dinner surprise! ALL would like to thank Sanako for their long standing loyal sponsorship of the Language World Conference Dinner.
PRIMARY LANGUAGE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR:
Early Start Languages has very kindly sponsored the Primary Language Teacher of the Year Award 2017 and makes a generous contribution of a prize to the deserving winner, which is up to the value of £200. Many thanks for your support and for helping ALL to make the awards possible.The winner of the Primary Language Teacher of the Year Award for 2017 is …………….. No spoilers! You will need to come to Language World on Saturday 25 March 2017 to find out.
SILVER SPONSOR: Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is sponsoring the Conference Dinner Wine Reception on Friday 24 March 2017, where they will highlight their latest updates for the benefit of language teachers. ALL is very grateful to Cambridge International Examinations for their generous sponsorship.
SECONDARY LANGUAGE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR:
Halsbury Travel has very kindly sponsored the Secondary Language Teacher of the Year Award 2017 and makes a generous contribution of a prize to the deserving winner, which is up to the value of £200. Many thanks for your support and for helping ALL to make the awards possible. The winner of the Secondary Language Teacher of the Year Award for 2017 is …………….. No spoilers! You will need to come to Language World on Saturday 25 March 2017 to find out.
Our amazing exhibition
One of the major highlights of Language World is its fantastic Exhibition, with many exhibitors returning year after year.
ALL wishes to thank all of the amazing exhibitors who will be exhibiting at Language World and on hand throughout to talk to delegates about all the latest developments in their product range, networking opportunities,resources, training, foreign travel opportunities and support they offer.
A veritable feast for any language teacher keen to keep apprised of what’s on offer not just for their learners but for themselves as a teacher or a learner!
Here’s what some of our previous delegates have to say about the Exhibition at Language World:
“I spent a lot of time in the excellent exhibition and collected many goodies for a course I’ll be running this year”
“Always so well organised. Love the exhibition”
“Nice to see lots of small exhibitors with interesting ideas”
“The exhibition was very useful for meeting people and exchanging ideas”
“As a head of department the whole conference and exhibition helped me come up with ideas to take my department forward”
“I loved the selection of exhibitor stands and look forward to coming to Language World again in the future”
“I made useful contacts at the exhibition and have already followed up on them.”
With grateful thanks to all of our Exhibitors below. We welcome back Exhibitors who support Language World every year and look forward to hearing your news and latest developments. Thank you for your ongoing loyalty to the Association and our delegates! We also welcome new organisations and faces and hope you will become our futures regulars too!
Our programme consists of the following:
- plenary sessions – where we bring all of our delegates together for an address, celebration, keynote or welcome.
Our keynote speaker will be Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association. Bill has enjoyed a long career in secondary schools, during which he also developed an outreach role as a consultant on curriculum design, vertical structures, student behaviour, 14-19 provision and data analysis. For the last ten years, Bill was a Director at SSAT, and in 2016, Bill took up the position of Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association.
- major talks – where delegates can choose one of three major talks in a given timeslot
We have 6 major talks to choose from on Friday and Saturday respectively.
- workshop sessions– where delegates can choose one of six workshops in a given timeslot
We have 12 workshop sessions to choose on Friday, and 18 on Saturday this year.
Aiding you in your choice of sessions to attend – we have categorised our talks and workshops into sectors to aid you in your choice, but you are most welcome to select from anything on offer if it piques your interest and excites you! Notionally the categories are Primary, Secondary, Primary & Secondary, Secondary & HE, and Multi-sector.
View the Language World 2017 programme