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.

Issue 38 of Languages Today is on the theme of ‘Closing the Gap’ contains many new articles and discussion points focusing on closing the gap whether it’s within the classroom, curriculum or the local community this issue has been written by members for members sharing their expertise and experiences and make suggestions and offer practical advice on how their strategies and approaches work for learners in their settings on areas such as ability range, social and racial equity, the needs and talents of EAL learners, the professional status of teachers in different contexts.  This is a great read!

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Languages Today January 2021:

Languages Today Jan2021

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Using the new Ofsted Framework to raise the profile of languages

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

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

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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Languages Today Extra: More Than Words? Culture and Language

“The process of teaching a foreign language should imply teaching the cultural aspects connected to such a language and not just its grammar and vocabulary.” (Cortés, 2007). Few would disagree but it is easy to be misled into thinking that language and culture can be (easily) separated.   An obvious goal of language learning is […]

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Languages Today Extra: Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence Revisited

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence Revisited Michael Byram Multilingual Matters, 2020, 200pp, £79.95 ISBN 1800410247   This is without doubt one of the best, most thought provoking books that I have read in recent years.  The central message has not been changed from that of the original published in 1997, but the author states […]

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Languages Today Extra: The Big Picture – Languages in a post-pandemic education – Changing horizons.

This article represents my personal and professional reflections on the importance of language learning in general and the particular importance of language education post-pandemic.  It aims to articulate a reimagining of language learning as a regenerative and transformational force for good. The article sets out to revisit our purpose, our pedagogic principles and practice with […]

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Languages Today issues

Languages Today Issues 30-32: 2018-19

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

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

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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