Languages Today

Languages Today

Languages Today is our member magazine, designed specifically for language teachers. It is free to members of the Association for Language Learning.

It contains news from the language teaching world; ideas to help with your teaching; reviews of teaching resources; and information about schemes and projects which may be of interest to you. We follow a day in the life of language teachers, trainers and people who use languages in their job, and we find out about how language skills are used in the workplace.

 

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Using the new Ofsted Framework to raise the profile of languages

Languages Today is our termly member magazine, designed specifically for language teachers. It is free to members of the Association for Language Learning.  It contains news from the language teaching world; ideas to help with your teaching; reviews of teaching...

Lend an Ear

Languages Today is our member magazine, designed specifically for language teachers. It is free to members of the Association for Language Learning. It contains news from the language teaching world; ideas to help with your teaching; reviews of teaching resources; and...

A Taste of Languages Today

Languages Today is our member magazine and is free to members.  Designed specifically for language practitioners, it contains news from the language teaching world; ideas to help you with your teaching; reviews of teaching resources; and information about schemes and...

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A Day in the Life … of a multilingual school

Jane Driver, May 2019 Jane Driver, Language teacher and Assistant Principal at Queen Katharine Academy (QKA) in Peterborough believes that MFL teachers have a lot to offer in supporting EAL students with their linguistic development, particularly newly-arrived migrants. QKA is a large secondary school with over 60% EAL students, the majority of whom are first-generation […]

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ALL for One and One for All – How to engage adult learners

Tania Sanders, May 2019 The above quotation from ‘The Three Musketeers’ by Dumas has passed into the English language and conjures up thoughts of comradeship and unity. This motto could also be applied to my Derby U3A French Conversation Group which has been meeting regularly for the last three years. There are twenty members on […]

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50 Years in the life of NALA

50 years in the life of … language advisers supporting teachers’ an extended version of an article which appeared in Languages Today, January 2019 Alan Dobson was the senior HMI for MFL and later President of NALAHarmer Parr is also a former HMI and a former President of NALA You can also explore A View from […]

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Languages Today issues

Languages Today Issues 30-32: 2018-19

A summary of Languages Today magazine content in 2018-19 Autumn 2018 Lend an Ear - the power of listening in the language classroom. Spring 2019 Better Connected - the benefits of sharing ideas and connecting teachers with research. Summer 2019 All for one and one for...

Languages Today Issues 27 – 29: 2017-18

A summary of Languages Today magazine content in 2017 -18.   Autumn 2017 Our Autumn 2017 issue was all about Multilingualism. Shared Voices - The power of multilingualism to bring people together featured ideas about teaching multilingual pupils, multilingual...

Languages Today Issues 21 – 23: 2015-16

A summary of Languages Today magazine content in 2015/16.   Autumn 2015 Our Autumn 2015 issue was all about ‘Art, design and fashion’: Featuring ideas for craft and language activities; creating portraits using Spanish words; and fashion teaching tips from Routes...

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