Languages Today

Languages Today

Languages Today is our termly 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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Languages Today is our termly 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...

ALL Connect Update

Wendy Newman, ALL Professional Officer What the ALL Connect project has managed to achieve in its first year, and what is planned for the second… Year 1 Materials ALL Connect has developed training modules on major curriculum themes fundamental to the work of teachers...

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How do we talk about grammar and texts?

Teachers of English and Foreign Languages share their views and approaches. The latest version of the National Curriculum for England creates an ideal moment for teachers with a focus on language to come together and exchange experiences and views on common issues in...

Esperanto: a contemporary lingua franca

Deak Kirkham, Teaching Fellow, Academic English for Business & Management and Linguistics Tutor at Leeds University Name some international languages (or ‘lingua francas’ as they’re sometimes called). English is likely to top most contemporary lists; other reasonable...

The Big Idea – Resilience

Anna Lise Gordon, ALL President 2016-18   The Theory    What is resilience?   Neenan (2009: 3) describes resilience as an ‘intriguing yet elusive concept’ but there is no doubt that the concept has assumed greater significance in educational documents in recent years....

Languages Today issues

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 debating...

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 into...

Languages Today Issues 18 – 20: 2014-15

A summary of Languages Today magazine content in 2014/15.   Autumn 2014 September 2014 was a pivotal time for the teaching of languages throughout the curriculum - and especially at Key Stage 2 - so this issue of Languages Today was a primary & cross curricular...

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