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.

The autumn 2019 issue explores ambition within curriculum planning in the context of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, with its emphasis on progression and rich learning experiences for all.  The contribution of languages to the whole curriculum comes through as a strong thread from our writers, as does the need for language teachers to remain creative and share their ideas.

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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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Success Stories: Giving Languages the ‘X’ Factor

Success Stories: Giving Languages the ‘X’ Factor

By Sarah Schechter Routes into Languages East projects, most of which are available nationally, offer engagement with proven, successful, motivating projects created by, and developed together with highly regarded, experienced teachers, with their strong insights into what is needed and how to motivate their pupils. The Bees: The aim of the Spelling Bee is for […]

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In the Classroom: Sounding off – Bringing phonics to the foreground

In the Classroom: Sounding off – Bringing phonics to the foreground

By Claire Jones and Stéphanie Schmitt (St James School, Exeter) Phonics is an aspect of language learning with many benefits, which has long been recognised by teachers as crucial for pupils to master, but in the time poor context of a UK classroom it has perhaps been too easy to sideline. Indeed, research in UK […]

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The Big Idea: Planning an Ambitious Curriculum

The Big Idea: Planning an Ambitious Curriculum

By Esmeralda Salgado (Head of MFL & Spanish at King’s Ely Senior school in Cambridgeshire) Language learning is not an easy journey and there are many theories and methodologies based on different research on how our brain acquires a second language. Over the years I have experienced completely different methodologies to teach/learn a language, ranging […]

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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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