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The ' How to ....' page is a collection of practical articles focusing on themes which are pertinent to classroom teachers. If you have been a member of ALL for a while then you may have read these first in our flagship magazine Languages Today.

If you are looking for a tried and tested idea and advice for how to get started, then you will enjoy this collection!

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Online Teaching with Joe Dale

Joe Dale shared his wealth of knowledge and vast expertise to help teachers with an array of online tools and technology in light of school closures and the need for teachers to move to online teaching and distance learning.  Read more here Joe shared a very detailed...

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Teacher Briefing 20: Remote Working & Online Teaching

In the context of the current pandemic and governmental advice about avoiding / limiting personal contact or staying at home entirely schools and teachers are looking for ways of using technology and self-study approaches to help students continue their language...

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Boys studying modern foreign languages at GCSE in schools in England

A new report from the British Council with forewords from Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council and David Laws, Chief Executive of the Education Policy Institute, this new report comes in two parts; Part 1. Schools that are beating the odds. Detailing key findings, recommendations in trends in boys’ language GCSE entry […]

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Using the Target Language

Using the Target Language

Julie Hall explains why being able to talk creatively in the classroom is so important and the principles she has developed to give her students the confidence to do so.

About the author:

Julie Hall is a languages teacher at Ponteland High School in Northumberland and is passionate about improving students’ independence and the creative use of target language in the classroom. Julie recently established the Target Language Support Group in the North East.

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How to… prepare for the A level speaking exam

How to… prepare for the A level speaking exam

Marion Pellon explains how she is adjusting her teaching methods ahead of this summer’s new A Level exam requirements.

About the author:

Marion Pellon is Head of Languages at The Heathland School in Hounslow, London. She has worked in four different state secondary schools since completing her European PGCE with the University of Nottingham and Université Lyon 2. Last year, she contributed to ALL’s Head of Languages Handbook. @marionprof

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Embedding Phonics in Language Lessons

Embedding Phonics in Language Lessons

Sue Cave explains why the teaching of phonics should be an integral part of every language lesson.

About the author:

Sue Cave has taught in the primary, secondary, adult education and TESOL sectors. Currently, she is an independent primary languages consultant and trainer for Cave Languages.  Her published works include ‘Physical French Phonics’ as well as primary language resource books.

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How to… thrive as an NQT

How to… thrive as an NQT

Jo Darley, Jenna Eccles and David Shanks share their top tips to help you excel in your first year of teaching.

About the authors:

Jo Darley is a French and Spanish specialist and has many years of experience teaching and leading languages at both primary and secondary levels. She currently supports L.E.A.D Academy trust schools in Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield with their delivery of languages.  Jenna Eccles trained through the School Direct programme, completing her PGCE in 2014. She currently teaches French and Spanish at KS3 and KS4 at Scalby School in Scarborough.  David Shanks works as a consultant and lead practitioner developing the
MFL provision across the Harris Federation group of primary and secondary schools in London.

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Linguistics in and beyond the languages classroom

Linguistics in and beyond the languages classroom

Sarah Campbell looks at how the study of linguistics can add another dimension to language teaching.

About the author:

Sarah is a consultant and trainer with an academic background in linguistics, as well as over 10 years’ experience as a language teacher. She currently works with the Linguistics Association of Great Britain and the United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad, developing materials and promoting linguistics in schools

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