The ALL Language Zones contain our five language publications – Francophonie, Deutsch Lehren und Lernen, Vida Hispánica and Tuttitalia, plus new and specially selected archive content – an entirely interactive and interconnected archive on language teaching practice. They also contain networking and information areas for each language: for cultural information, discussion, news and updates.

Featured articles include: Teaching Christian Petzold’s film ‘Barbara’, Propuesta didáctica para ¡Ay, Carmela! y La Hora de los Valientes, How do you …? Use film viewing to enhance students’ language comprehension, The German Film Learning Initiative: Inspiring language learners of the future, How do you …? Use film viewing to enhance students’ analytical skills and Breaking the myth: racial democracy in two Brazilian films.

Useful film resources include:


  • Languages Today: Issue 8 of the magazine focussed on the silver screen – including Alex Blagona and his Best 10 film-making websites and Shirley Lawes on Reframing Languages – plus journalists, TV producers and other media professionals revealed how their language skills changed their lives.
  • The European Day of Languages on film: ALL teamed up with FILMCLUB (now INTOFILM) to put together a new resource featuring seven foreign language films, each from a different country and each with synopsis, talking points, teachers’ notes and activities. It’s one thing to study languages in a classroom, it’s another entirely to hear them spoken in the culturally rich atmosphere of the silver screen. Watching and discussing a foreign language film in the relaxed environment of a school film club is a great way to motivate pupils about, and familiarise them with, other languages.
  • ALL Corporate Member Into Film offers free films and resources to support language teaching: including Love Languages – French and Love Languages – Spanish.
  • Screening Languages: A presentation from Shirley Lawes on the London Mayor’s Excellence Fund Project, from Language World 2014.
  • Routes into Languages: provides various vocabulary lists and study guides for free download, and you can also find out all about subtitling.
  • Languages on screen: selection of short films in a range of languages, new additions coming soon, accompanying teaching resources, available to stream or download with or without subtitles. GLOW login required.
  • FILTA: is an association of language teachers, film educators and researchers formed to facilitate the exchange of information related to the use of film in language teaching.
  • Into Film: Search the Resources Archive for teaching resources to support a range of films including many in other languages; find free film screenings & special events for schools near you; and access ‎CPD‬ training in filmmaking – get a group of 15 or more for free CPD sessions.
  • ALL is on Pinterest: Check out our extensive language collections.



into film logo 640x402Into Film Festival, 09 – 25 Nov 2016: The Into Film Festival is a free, annual, nationwide celebration of film & education for 5-19 year olds. The festival will take place between 09-25 November, putting film at the heart of young people’s learning experience and and allowing them to take part in free screenings and events throughout the UK.

Discovery Film Festival, 22 Oct – 06 Nov 2016: A selection of the best films for young audiences from around the world, with resources to support programmes of international short films, and the option to book for screenings.

French Film Festival UK, 04 Nov – 01 Dec 2016: The best of Francophone and French-speaking cinema in leading independent cinemas around the country, including in Leeds, Bristol, Belfast, Hereford, Hebden Bridge Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Ciné Lumière in London with a selection of events and premieres.

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