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 winter 2020 edition explores Engagement, detailing enriching and engaging classroom experiences, a wealth of strategies and a focus on engaging MFL curriculums to ensure rich learning experiences for all learners. There is a strong thread on the need for language teachers to remain creative and share their ideas through writing but to also consider wellbeing through managing workload. 
We also celebrate the 30th year of the Association for Language Learning and look back on some of the many achievements with our chair of trustees, René Koglbauer and the first ALL director, Christine Wilding.

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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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Engaging with language: Ping-pong against the clock

One of the things teachers are being asked to focus on currently is how we encourage learners to engage with remembering things they have ‘learnt’. My experience is that, to help them build long-term retention, learners need opportunities to use language they have learnt in their own way – in both Speaking and Writing – […]

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The Last Word: Teachers as writers…

In my present role as a Higher Education tutor and teacher educator, and in my former capacity of author and editor of modern foreign languages textbooks and media-based language learning materials, being a languages teacher who can write is a highly important aspect of my work. However, I only really started to engage with academic […]

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Language Horizons: Harnessing the power of mentoring to inspire curiosity for languages

The Project Language Horizons began in 2018 following the success of its sister project in Wales: MFL Student Mentoring Project (www.mflmentoring.co.uk). It is a partnership between universities and local secondary schools which links university students up with pupils making their GCSE option choices. The project is funded by the Department for Education with the core […]

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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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