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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.

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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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Further details on exams and grades announced

Guidance on the forthcoming process of awarding qualifications this summer. For more details see here Currently there is no advice given on languages such as heritage and community languages but as an Association we are seeking clarity on this and will provide updates...

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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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Inset: Manchester or London Workshop: Using Short Film Creatively In The Language Classroom (Visual Literacy and Critical Thinking)

This interactive INSET workshop for PGCE Language students and newly qualified language teachers (NQT) only, will provide a framework for introducing film literacy and critical analysis strategies required in several components of the Language syllabuses (GCSE and A-Level). The event will propose a range of practical activities for embedding visual, film literacy and critical thinking using […]

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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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