Languages Today

Languages Today

Languages Today is the termly magazine of the Association for Language Learning, and is 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.

We welcome the opportunity to use up-to-date photographs of teachers working with their students, from schools, colleges, higher and adult education, to help ALL to raise the profile of language teachers and students learning languages. If you have suitable photographs that we could use to show language teaching and learning, please let us know.

Please send them to the Languages Today editorial team with a brief description and the name of your institution. Full permission of all subjects is required, in particular parents’ permission to use images of pupils; images need to be full colour, and high resolution (minimum 300 dpi or 2,480 pixels wide), jpegs if at all possible; and let us know if we need to credit the photographer.

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Real-life resources

Wendy Newman, ALL Professional Officer British Council Language Assistants will bring language and culture alive in your school – here’s everything you need to know about the scheme. What is a Language Assistant? Every year, around 2,500 Language Assistants from the...

ALL Connected Up!

Languages Today, issue 19: Spring 2015 – Rachel Middleton ALL Connect   ALL is delighted to update you on our DfE-funded programme providing CPD on the new languages curriculum for teachers in Key Stages 2 and 3. THE KS2 TRAINING PROGRAMME We are now in the middle of...

All abroad: mobility and CPD projects

Languages Today, issue 17: Summer 2014 – Marianne Smedley The ProM Project   Do you want to run mobility and CPD projects in your organisation, but don’t know how to get started? You could benefit from the ProM (Professionnalisation des Acteurs de la Mobilité en...

Languages Today extra content

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Linguistics in and beyond the languages classroom

Sarah Campbell, UK Linguistics Olympiad Why? Those of us who have made our careers working with languages are likely to have done so, at least in part, because we actively want to; because we love language learning, are intrigued by unusual words, fascinated by...

Events and festivals in the Spanish-speaking world

 Important events, special days and festivals are an integral part of the rich colour of the countries whose languages we teach.  They enable us to deliver some of our most exciting, vibrant and creative lessons, often the lessons that the children remember for many...

Festivals and fiestas in France and the French-speaking world

Important events, special days and festivals are an integral part of the rich colour of the countries whose languages we teach.  They enable use to deliver some of our most exciting, vibrant and creative lessons, often the lessons that the children remember for many...

Languages Today issues

Languages Today Issues 15 – 17: 2013-14

A summary of Languages Today magazine content in 2013/14.   Autumn 2013 This issue was about language and identity... We reported on disappearing languages around the world and the UK's changing linguistic identity. We investigated a project empowering bilingual...

Languages Today Issues 12 – 14: 2012-13

A summary of Languages Today magazine content in 2012/13.   Autumn 2012 In 2012, the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, this edition of Languages Today was all about lifelong and intergenerational learning. - We spoke to language...

Languages Today Issues 9 – 11: 2011-12

A summary of Languages Today magazine content in 2011/12.   Autumn 2011 For this issue, our language focus was on Mandarin: where, how and why it is being learnt in the UK, and what support is available to schools who would like to introduce it.  - We followed a day...

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