Advice and guidance for secondary language teachers

ALL offers a broad range of opportunities to secondary language teachers through its membership services, as well as a range of opportunities to contribute as a volunteer writer, editor, reviewer, presenter, member of the ALL Council, or as a member of the Secondary Steering Group. Secondary members also play a key volunteer role in running local events for fellow members by setting up an ALL Secondary Network or ALL Branch, or a local network focusing on a specific language.

View the Secondary Languages Head of Department page
View the Secondary Head teachers page

Information to support curriculum planning

Primary to secondary transition

The Professional Development Consortium in Modern Foreign Languages (PDC in MFL): Scroll down the page To 'Transition' to view information about what teachers consider to be the issues relating to sound transfer and transition between primary and secondary languages, as well as other information such as PowerPoint presentations and resources shared by teachers for teachers. View the information here.

The Northern Ireland perspective: In September 2017, Northern Ireland Centre for Language Information and Research (NICILT) published exploratory research into transition in languages from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3. The objectives of the research were to ascertain children's and principals' experiences of learning modern languages from primary school to post-primary school in Northern Ireland. The research contributes to wider debate on the lack of statutory modern languages on the primary curriculum in Northern Ireland. View  the report here.



Teaching Schools Council Modern Languages Pedagogy Review


Professional Development Consortium for Modern Languages

Professional Development Consortium for Modern Languages

Eight key principles of teaching and learning languages.

Implementing the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

 Implementing the English  Baccalaureate (EBacc)

The EBacc comprises the core academic subjects that the vast majority of young people should have the opportunity to study to age 16. To enter the EBacc, pupils must take up to eight GCSEs across five subject ‘pillars’.

Language Trends Survey

The Language Trends Survey is an annual survey of the state of languages in primary and secondary schools in England. In 2016/17 there was an additional survey relating to Wales.

Assessment guidance

Resources for secondary language teachers

Opportunities offered by ALL

Branches and Secondary Networks

Find an ALL Branch or Secondary Network local to you

Free training resources for KS3 language teachers

Themed training modules for KS3 teachers

Volunteer for your subject association!

Find an ALL Branch or Secondary Network local to you

Themed wikis to explore

Explore and contribute to themed wikis

Corporate members

Find out about languages products and services offered by ALL's Corporate Members

Competitions and Challenges

Find out about challenges and competitions for language learners and teachers

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