Language World 2018
23-24 March 2018
Jurys Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire
Flying the Flag for Languages at Language World - ALL's flagship annual conference and CPD event
Language World 2018 took place from 23-24 March 2018 and offered a packed programme of speakers from across the languages sector. A large and varied exhibition showcased the latest in language learning resources and support, with much to offer the experienced and trainee teacher alike. Once again the conference proved to be a two day explosion of ideas, advice, debate and inspiration - a celebration for language teachers from around the UK and around the world to get together and recharge their creative energies.
Flying the Flag for Languages our theme and mantra for the weekend was delivered via a range of inspiring and thought provoking sessions that got delegates talking and the Twittersphere tweeting! (check out our Storify to see by how much!)
- the keynote plenary highlighted the findings from an in-depth research exercise undertaken as part of the Language Futures initiative. Language Futures centres around student choice and agency, creating and fostering a broader language learning community beyond the classroom doors, with teachers acting as facilitators of project-based learning. Dr Rachel Hawkes presented "Language Futures - lessons for the mainstream classroom and beyond"
- project launch - ALL is a partner in a collaborative project comprising ten international partners, developing an interactive game which will help primary languages learners and measure their progression. The project is led by the Goethe-Institut and known as THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN. The magic happened at Language World, as the game was officially launched!
- 1:1 career clinic and drop-in - NEW for 2018 - for student teachers and NQT's this was an opportunity for those new to the language teaching profession to tap into the wealth of expertise and knowledge of our more experienced members.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Language Teacher of the Year Awards
Jane Harvey, ALL's President Elect, presented the Language Teacher of the Year Awards 2018, at Language World on Saturday 24 March 2018. ALL would like to thank Linguascope and Halsbury Travel for their generous support of these awards which included prizes given to the respective award winners.
Find out more about our award winners by reading our Press Release here
Many congratulations to Juliet and Virginia!
Thank you to our sponsors!
SILVER SPONSOR: Goethe Institut
Goethe Institut sponsored the Exhibition Wine Reception on Friday 23 March 2018. ALL would like to thank Goethe Institut for their long standing support of Language World.
SILVER SPONSOR: Oxford University Press
With grateful thanks to our Language World Conference Dinner Drink Reception Sponsor - Oxford University Press
SPONSOR: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
With grateful thanks to our annual sponsor of Language World – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Linguascope kindly sponsored the Primary Language Teacher of the Year Award 2018. Many thanks for your support and for making this award possible.
Halsbury Travel kindly sponsored the Secondary Language Teacher of the Year Award 2018. Many thanks for your support and for making this award possible.